The M-600 also offers an automated job change sequence option that allows job or edition changes to be completed without stopping the press. Using this facility, some M-600 press users are printing several jobs per day with an average of 35 - 45 full-color forms – an output comparable to that achievable on Sunday 4000 and Sunday 5000 presses.
“A lot of variables unrelated to the press itself can impact the waste copies between jobs, but customer expectation is to routinely get to good copy in less than 1000 impressions,” according to Moioli. “This type of low waste level, along with the possibility of continuous operation through the makeready process, can really change the entire approach to how an M-600 press is used for short-run applications.”
New advantages beyond the printing units
Goss M-600 printing efficiency is a key factor, but automation and easy settings are also crucial. The Goss M-600 folder provides full presetting, up to 18 product formats and automatic folder change. High output is achieved with the double-chopper JF-70 or with the JF-65 high-speed single chopper design. Both folders feature automatic fold change, automatic nip roller and chopper adjustments that combine high output, simpler use and less operator intervention to achieve fast and efficient job changes. In combination with these folders, the Goss PFF module produces four- and eight-page sections with up to 150 gsm paper.
Sheeters, such as the Vits Rotocut model, are also common additions that increase versatility, and Goss International’s acquisition of Vits Print in late 2011 provides further integration advantages for M-600 press users. Integration at this level means that, from any console around the press system, any main component can be selected and adjusted ensuring maximum operability for achieving print quality and efficiency.
The latest Goss Contiweb splicers and dryers complete the M-600 press system. Seamless integration of these auxiliary components optimizes web dynamics throughout the production process. The Goss Ecocool, Ecotherm or Ecoweb dryers also minimize gas consumption and emissions. The latest dryer generation, Goss Ecoset has reduced the average gas consumption to an extremely low level.
High efficiency servo drives on all M-600 components further help to minimize the environmental impact of the press.
“It is essential for printers to be able to have full confidence in an efficient press system that will remain stable and reliable for many years to come,” concludes Moioli. “The M-600 has been proven worldwide, in every different operating environment imaginable. The new generation of M-600 on display at drupa shows our continued commitment to the legacy of an unbeatable press and to the 16-page web press market, which continues to evolve through investment in cutting-edge technology.”