Seeking added productivity and the advanced features of a system with servo-drive technology, Sandhills Publishing will add its first Goss saddlestitcher this spring at its facility in Lincoln, Nebraska.
The Pacesetter 1600 saddlestitcher with 14 positions will stitch up to 16,000 books per hour and accommodate a full range of product formats – from digest to tabloid size. The system will be equipped with horizontal hoppers and full-format hopper loaders.
“We were impressed with how crews at other facilities operating Pacesetter stitchers routinely hit actual net productivity numbers that are very close to the full rated speed of the systems,” explains Chris Lee, purchasing manager. “Ease-of-use, job changeover and maintenance advantages with the Goss technology were also key factors in our decision.”
Sandhills Publishing installed an eight-unit Goss Sunday 2000 web press in 2007. The company prints a diverse range of consumer and trade publications for the construction, trucking, aircraft, agricultural and computer industries and also provides specialized electronic information services.