Morgana has announced a new multi-function finishing unit, the AutoCut Pro, which offers cutting, slitting and creasing in a single unit, as well as two new laminators.
The AutoCut Pro features a tri-suction feeding mechanism and can handle paper weights from 120 to 350gsm and sheets from 210 x 210mm to 330 x 700mm in length. It can run at up to 5,000 sheets per hour on standard creasing applications. The main target application for this device is business cards and at that speed it should be able to produce around eight sheets of 21-up business cards per minute, or 250 business cards in under two minutes. Other applications include ten sheets of 8-up postcards per minute or 15 sheets of A4 needing 2-cuts, 2-slits, and 1-crease.
There’s a sensor to detect double feeds as well as a skew adjustment facility and a cut mark sensor capable of reading any image drift, which should minimize the amout of oversight needed from an operator.
Ray Hillhouse, vice-president offline business at Morgana, said: “This latest multi-function finishing unit takes automation to the next level, along with a production speed suited to the busiest of print facilities. Regular formats can be stored within the system for fast and accurate push button production.”
The Morgana Laminator 450 was previewed at trade shows last year and is now available to customers. This offers semi-automatic operation with a manual feeder. It’s suitable for laminating litho and digitally printed sheets up to 450mm x 700mm.
There’s also a Pro 450 variant, which features a high pile automatic feeder. This can achieve production speeds of up to 1,875 landscape SRA3 sheets per hour. The basic model can be upgraded with this feeder. Hillhouse points out that many printers outsource lamination to trade finishing houses and that this laminator should allow those printers to take this work inhouse, saving time and money.