Cushing-Malloy, Inc. invests in MBO K8RS folder to totally automate e-book manufacturing

From left to proper: Stacy Vigue, Company Secretary, Cushing-Malloy; Joachim Hartgasser, Service Technician, MBO; Connie M. Cushing, Chairman of the Board, Cushing-Malloy; Craig Emeott, Folder Operator, Cushing-Malloy; David Worden, Folder Operator, Cushing-Malloy; Edward Lovell, Folder Operator, Cushing-Malloy; Tom McCoy, Service Technician, MBO.

Marlton, NJ—MBO America— MBO, a worldwide chief in high-performance post-press ending options, right now introduced that Cushing-Malloy, Inc., a maker of small and medium-run books and publications, has added an MBO K8RS with stacking the A80 supply to its fleet of MBO briefcases. Longtime MBO buyer, Ann Arbor, Michigan, e-book printer selected to put money into the MBO K8RS Combi Buckle/Knife Folder for its skill to totally automate its signature folding course of, cut back labor points, and get to market with larger pace and accuracy.

The MBO K8RS is designed with a pallet-style feeder that considerably reduces contact factors for loading and feeding paper. Additionally included is MBO’s Autopilot Management System which removes guide entry for signature adjustments from the identical pallet. Autopilot is designed to accommodate a signature manufacturing course of the place many signatures may be printed on the identical pallet with only a knowledge code separating the roles. The folder watches the code change and strikes to the following signature format utilizing an automatic, staggered course of when discovered.

“After seeing the K8RS in motion, we knew it was the proper resolution for coping with the way in which books are constructed,” mentioned Connie M. Cushing, chairman of the board at Cushing-Malloy. “Its skill to offer fast changeovers for the totally different weights of paper we use and robotically make sure the accuracy of e-book web page alignment is large in our enterprise. This sort of work was beforehand carried out manually by our operators and can now be automated, considerably reducing the prospect of human error. The advantages of decreasing human touchpoints imply we will get merchandise to our publishers quicker and expertise much less waste, which is critically necessary throughout this paper scarcity, and finally be extra worthwhile.”

The MBO K8RS combo folder is able to manufacturing speeds of as much as 275 meters per minute (16,650 sheets per hour on a typical 25″ x 38″ sheet), permitting the folder to maintain up with trendy offset presses at a manufacturing ratio near 1 :1 . Along with this folder’s superior drive system, it’s designed to make use of buckle plates and cross-fold knives successively to make the folds, making certain that the paper is at all times below constructive management, even at excessive speeds. Labor and ground area necessities are decreased, permitting a single operator to handle all processes within the folder, together with supply, at most pace. As well as, the MBO K8RS may be scaled to additional automate the bending course of by including the CoBo-Stack robotic palletizer, Datamanager 4.0 system and VT-90 Signature High quality Inspection, eliminating the necessity for manpower to load jobs, carry out high quality checks and stacking the signatures on a pallet and shifting in the direction of a plan for a single operator to run a number of folders.

“Cushing-Malloy has a well-deserved fame for being a producer of high-quality short-run books, offering its prospects with the very best caliber of service,” mentioned Lance Martin, vice chairman of promoting, MBO America and Komori America. “We’re proud that the K8RS MBO folder will likely be a central a part of Cushing-Malloy’s transfer to automation and stay up for our continued and profitable relationship.”

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