Rima stacks up for IPMG’s Hannanprint
A new Rima System RS 36S high-speed indexing stacker has delivered a significant boost in catalogue production at IPMG’s Hannanprint printing plant in Victoria.
The crew behind Hannanprint Victoria’s Goss Sunday2000 press was all smiles when the first compensated bundle was pushed out from the Rima RS 36S. “It has performed very well and it’s much better than the previous technology,” said Steve Minton, chief operating officer, Hannanprint. “The installation at our Noble Park facility went very smoothly and we haven’t had one problem.”
Frequent jams in the previous stacker required a manual ‘jog up’ of untidy bundles and reduced production speed. Coupled with an existing blocking unit and inline cross strapping unit, the new stacker has increased output and efficiency while reducing waste.
“The RS 36S has a quick set and memory, meaning it will remember a job format and that speeds up production,” said Minton. ”We used to need five staff to run the press and now we’re running it with four. We’re using it mostly for press catalogue work for clients like Aldi and Coles as well as local newspapers.”
Exclusive Australian supplier Graph-Pak said the RS 36S was the ideal stacker for high-speed and high-volume applications.
The upper bin has two sets of forks that pre-collect the copies and descend according to the speed of the shingled stream and the thickness of the copies. The pre-collected stack is then lowered into the waiting turntable. Especially large formats and/or low grammage papers benefit from this system as the falling height of the products in the infeed to the upper bin as well as during the transfer to the turntable is minimized. The turntable then builds compensated and compressed stacks. The “intelligent” servo pusher, together with the synchronized pivoted delivery belt, guarantees soft and controlled stack ejections even at shortest cycle times. Ease of operation is provided by the swivel-mounted guards, the central bin adjustment and the graphic touch screen.