Headache due to lack of staff on collating machine with inline stitching?
The increasing production speed of collating machines with inline stitching is putting more and more focus on the human factor. The problem has so far been more familiar with high-speed folding machines or saddle stitchers. Either a great deal of manpower has to be deployed to achieve high speeds, or the speed has to be throttled back. In addition, it is becoming increasingly difficult to get people interested in this type of work. The gamma501 is now available to counteract this problem for collating machines as well.
A number of progressive printers have already recognized this and have converted and optimized their production accordingly.
“The main reason we bought the gamma was a shortage of staff and the possibility of saving staff associated with the gamma. With the machine, we have managed to reduce the number of operators from two to one. In addition, we have even increased the production speed with the help of the gamma. The gamma is clearly noticeable in our company and has increased the efficiency of our production in cooperation with the upstream i-saddle.“
“We were looking for a flexible delivery that could be used on saddle stitchers as well as on collating and folding machines in a mobile way. So we bought a palamides gamma502 about two years ago. We now use this on a mobile basis on all our machines and it meets all our requirements. The best thing about it is actually that we can now save ourselves a person at the delivery, especially on the collating machines. The gamma has met all our expectations.“
„We decided on the palamides gamma because it is small and compact and therefore suits us perfectly. We now work 20 percent faster and with one person less. For us, it has definitely already paid off. You can adjust the gamma very quickly, which is why it's also great for shorter editions. We are more than happy.“
„We have been producing collating machines with brochure stitching for many years now. In recent years, a new standard has emerged with mostly 20 stations (80-page booklets). These new machines are fully automated at speeds of up to 5,500 cycles per hour.
This is something that cannot be managed any longer by hand at the delivery. That is why we recommend a palamides to our customers for many years now. The palamides ensures that the material comes out of our machine well stacked and makes it easier for the customer to pack it afterwards. This saves an enormous amount of working time and is almost impossible to manage by hand at these speeds.
20 stations may also mean an 80-page brochure. When these leave the machine at the required speed, manual stacking and banding is actually no longer manageable without a palamides.With higher speed as well as thicker products, the palamides can eliminate the bottleneck that occurs at the delivery.“