At PRINT 13, Muller Martini is showcasing a new engineering concept that enables customers to not only manage change, but to compete and thrive within a print landscape that continues to evolve. Part of Muller’s product display (Booth 831) at Print 13 is the base of the popular Alegro perfect binder. The base represents the firm’s new engineering platform, providing the foundation for a range of add-on components or workstations.
Each component is servo-driven and individually controlled, so there is no need for line shafts and chain drives. This not only means less wear and tear, lower maintenance, and fewer spare parts, but also ease of expandability because equipment can be reconfigured without having to dismantle the entire machine. Muller’s component- and module-driven bindery and press solutions can manage dual production output and multiple product formats, and offer sound investment choices because components can be added as opportunities arise—and bottom lines allow. For many, this means a comfortable migration from offset print manufacturing to the inclusion of digital and hybrid products. “For example, the glue pod component can be wheeled in and out,” said Anthony Quaranta, President at Q Group, which is Muller’s public relations counsel.
Sales VP Carrington Herbert noted, “Muller is re-engineering solutions for the next generation of print so that if a customer’s needs change, their machine doesn’t become obsolete. We can simply reconfigure the machine with new workstations that provide additional capabilities. What this really means for our customers is investment protection. And this component-driven design concept applies to Muller’s full product line, whether it be a perfect binder, saddlestitcher, trimmer, packaging press, or an inserter.”
This week, Muller Martini is featuring ongoing demonstrations of two machines that underscore this investment protection promise. The Presto II Digital Saddle Stitching System—a MUST SEE ’EMS Award winner—can be configured as a standard stitcher to replace an older asset, with new components added to make it digital-ready. The Solit Three Knife Trimmer, designed to perform in both digital and medium-run offset production environments, is also running live at the show.