The Stitchmaster ST 500 is designed to deliver reliability, productivity, and optimum quality. Various quality controls are integrated, ensuring high-quality production. Chromium-plated sheet guiding elements in the feeder area reduce the risk of marking and offer optimum quality from the outset. Precise sheet travel and lateral alignment by means of lateral joggers in the trimmer ensure trimming is exact.
A further strength of the Stitchmaster ST 500 is the user-friendly control via a touchscreen, with the makeready assistant guiding users through all stages of the process. This cuts makeready times, enables straightforward actual costing of individual jobs, and plays a key role in ensuring production gets underway quickly and cost-effectively.
With the Stitchmaster ST 500 Heidelberg is expanding its saddlestitcher range for high-performance and creative applications. The Stitchmaster ST 100 opens the way for professional saddlestitching. Featuring a maximum of 9,000 cycles per hour and covering product formats up to A4+, it is ideal as a basic model for bookbinders and print shops looking to build up their saddlestitching capacity. The Stitchmaster ST 100 is particularly well suited to short and medium-sized print runs with frequent format changes. It is extremely compact and space-saving. Makeready times when changing over to another format are kept to a minimum.
The Stitchmaster ST 350 saddlestitcher, presented by Heidelberg at drupa 2004, is designed for a wide range of uses in the performance range up to 12,000 cycles per hour. The machine delivers high quality, reliability, and ease-of-use. In addition, it can be integrated into the workflow using JDF. This makes the Stitchmaster ST 350 a cost-effective, flexible alternative for industrial printers and finishing specialists producing, for example, high-gloss brochures for industrial and commercial applications.
The Stitchmaster ST 450 is the most productive and versatile saddlestitcher in its performance class. Its high productivity delivers greater net output and cost-effectiveness for all runs. Its extensive automation enables profitable production, even with short runs and frequent job changes, thanks to short makeready times. And its mobile feeders offer unique flexibility, enabling a rapid response to market demands with a particularly wide range of applications.