Forum Communications has replaced it's Consolidated/Osako saddle stitcher with a new Automated Osako Tener Alpha, from Best Graphics Inc.
"The new 12,000/Hr.Tener model minimizes our makeready to a fraction of the previous time for set-up and achieving consistent high speed operation is enhanced via new mechanical /electronic controls and newly implemented automation" stated Dave Erstad Plant Manager.
"We had great success with our older 70's Consolidated/Osako but after 2-3 shifts over 30 years it was time to upgrade". "We currently are staffing our new Osako 3 shifts and productivity overall has been increased by 30-40%".
The Osako Tener Alpha sold by Best Graphics Inc. is the latest in a series of automated mid-range saddle stitchers - The Alpha series now completely automates feeder timing set-up - stitch head placement - chain/rail/pocket synchronization and transfer timing stitcher to trimmer. The Tener "Alpha" series also offers automatic digital controlled three knife trimmers with semi automatic trimmer set-up or fully automated three knife trimmer set-up.