Duplo has introduced its new DBMi Saddle System into Canada and the United States. Described as its heaviest-duty collating and saddle stitching system, the DBMi, according to Duplo, is the first such machine in its class to produce letter landscape booklets, based on its ability to process 24-inch-length sheets.
The system, first unveiled in September 2011, combines PC-based programming and feeding with scoring and folding at a speed of up to 4,500 booklets per hour. Its modular design enables users to add three-knife trimming capabilities with the optional DKT-200 two-knife trimmer, which can also process 2-up applications, boosting its production up to 9,000 booklets an hour.
“The DBMi is not just an ordinary saddle stitching system. It is the future of bookletmaking,” said Anthony Gandara, Product Manager at Duplo USA. “With its ability to collate and perform intelligent multi-bin feeding, the DBMi gives customers the flexibility to effectively perform a wider range of saddle stitched bookletmaking applications quicker and easier.”
The DBMi incorporates new DSC-10/60i suction feed collators, which feature Duplo’s patented dual-fan technology and an Air Management System (AMS) for consistent feeding. Using the Intelligent Multi-Bin Feeding (IMBF) feature, operators can feed multiple sheets from a single bin and merge offset with toner-based output.
Operators can also run the system remotely on tablets or smartphones.