Muller Martini's Fully-Automated Trimmer Delivers Commercial Quality Book Trimming

Muller Martini’s (Booth 845) SigmaTrimmer technology is designed for the finishing of both offset and digitally produced books in a one-off, short- or large-run workflow. It is reported to be the only fully automated, true one-off three-knife trimmer available in today’s market. This ultra-efficient digital book trimming system also boasts zero makeready for optimal one-off book production.

Visitors to Muller Martini’s booth will experience a variety of the SigmaTrimmer’s powerful capabilities and features, including:

• Industry-first zero makeready delivers true 1,000 fully variable books per hour.

• Infinite trim variability within the machine specifications easily accommodates non-standard trim sizes.

• Barcode technology enables real-time, error free data input and machine set-up; minimizing production delays.

• A fixed-position knife station design with limited moving parts helps eliminate wear and provides high-end commercial trim quality.

Bindery professionals whose books are currently being trimmed on multiple inline trimmers, nearline trimmers or flatbed cutters should take special notice. This inefficient workflow can be consolidated and efficiently processed through one SigmaTrimmer work center without any additional production planning effort and with considerable labor savings. Bound, untrimmed books of varying sizes and thickness can be fed into the SigmaTrimmer continuously without stopping to change parts or key in any data.

The SigmaTrimmer is part of Muller Martini’s fully scalable SigmaLine technology, the world’s first commercial quality and totally modular digital book manufacturing system. Scalable SigmaLine was honored with a “Must See ‘Em” award at last year’s GRAPH EXPO. This year, the standalone SigmaTrimmer was nominated for the same award.