Industry solutions supplier Graph-Pak will show the new Col-Tec smart collators at PacPrint in May.
Tom Ralph, managing director of Graph-Pak says, “We will present the versatility of automatically collating the bespoke sets that your competitors cannot. Using an Ethernet connection, the collator will automatically collate any and all set patterns from your job data spread sheets. Col-Tec provide the specialist software and hardware solutions to make this happen.
“Collating machines have been designed and supplied to deliver tens of thousands of collated sets of the same configuration. Now the world’s most versatile collator can deliver collated sets on demand, meaning that no two sets need necessarily be the same. They can be store or client specific no matter how small the quantities and any number of store or client jobs can be collated continuously without interruption.
“Typical applications for the Smart collators have been associated with large formats up to 1525mm x 1016mm or bigger. In-line delivery conveyors can be linked to printers, wrapping and boxing machines to better automate a previously intensive, slow and costly labour operation.”
The collators handle a maximum sheet size of 25x35cm and a minimum of A6. Speed ranges between 2,800 and 3,000 cycles per hour, with actual production output dependent on the size, paper quality, thickness and conditions of stocks.
Ralph looks forward to showing the gear at PacPrint. He concludes, “There is nothing quite like attending a live demonstration, and our Col-Tec smart collators with datalink connectivity will be a show stopper.”