Muller Martini of Switzerland has unveiled saddle stitching heads, which the company refers to as next-generation, game-changing technology.
The re-engineered PerformancePlus II Stitching Heads include industry-unique features that, according to Muller Martini, will revitalize these stitching consumables. For example, the heads contain significantly fewer moving parts.
Where traditional stitching heads might contain anywhere from 25 to 40 parts, explains Muller Martini, the PerformancePlus II Stitching Heads contain only seven moving parts. This means operators spend significantly less time disassembling, repairing and maintaining heads.
PerformancePlus II Stitching Heads provide what Muller Martini describes as “the closest head configuration available in the industry,” with a 40-millimeter centre-to-centre distance. The company explains this feature is designed to maximize efficiencies with the tightest head-to-head configuration possible in today’s market. In addition, Muller Martini explains only one type of head is required for small booklets to thicker products.
“PerformancePlus II Stitching Heads will save binderies time and money. That’s because with significantly fewer moving parts, the on-going process of rebuilding heads is minimized,” stated Doug Stryker, Division Manager, Print Finishing Systems, Muler Martini. “And since these re-engineered stitching heads are much more dependent on movement and angles than on actual parts, there’s a lot less maintenance. And with fewer parts there’s less lubrication and a much cleaner product, not to mention a cleaner work environment.”