Sydney Stone completed its Southern Ontario demonstration tour, called Equip 2014, highlighting new short-run finishing technologies in Richmond Hill, Ontario. The equipment tour began back on March 6 with an event in Hamilton.
The June 10 event in Richmond Hill featured EBA’s recently released cutting systems, including the 5560, 5255 and 6660. EBA has reengineered its cutting line providing features like pneumatic operation, ergonomic paddle controls, IR light beam guides, and new touchscreen control. Sydney Stone has been a Canadian exclusive distributor of EBA since 1982.
The new generation of EBA cutters are also available with larger cutting widths to accommodate the increase of larger format toner systems, with the ability to handle 14 x 20 and 14 x 12 inch sized sheets.
A day before the Richmond Hill event, Sydney Stone announced it would begin distributing the new Duplo DC-616 system for slitting, cutting, creasing and perforating primarily short-run toner work. The DC-616 can run 24-up business cards on a sheet based on a new design that positions the trimmer near the end of the unit. It can process up to six slits, 25 cuts, and 20 creases in a single pass.
Two models are available, including the basic version and the DC-616 PRO which comes standard with PC controller software and PC Pole Mount for easy job setup, CCD scanner to read barcodes and registration marks, ultrasonic double feed detection, and a perforating unit.
During Equip 2014, Sydney Stone also demonstrated the recently released (July 2013) Watkiss PowerSquare 224 booklet maker. It is rated to produce stitched square-back books of up to 224 pages thick, as well as the double-sided Matrix 530 laminator, which allows users to apply heavy pressure to the sheet. Sydney Stone featured around 20 technologies at its events, including Morgana creasing and folding systems.