Muller Martini launches Prinova saddle stitcher

Muller Martini has introduced a new saddle stitcher, the Prinova, which can run at 9000 cycles per hour, making it the baby in the range compared against the Primera MC at 14000 c/hr and the Tempo 220 at 22,000 c/hr.

Muller Martini’s Prinova Saddle Stitcher can handle 9000 cycles per hour.

However, it would be unfair to describe it as an entry-level machine as it’s said to be suitable for medium-sized runs. The Prinova is primarily targeted at those customers migrating from conventional to digital jobs and can work with either including for hybrid production. 

It can hold up to 14 individual tiltable feeders, all with servo drives, that can be operated easily by a single employee thanks to their loading height. It can be used for  manual feeding or determining the optimal height for signatures and can therefore be changed over quickly to produce ultra short runs.

Muller Martini has refined the three-knife trimming system it uses on 

the Prinova’s three-knife trimmer. Thus the thickness can be set using a quick-release lever so that it’s quicker to change between jobs.

The Prinova has a motion control system to help reduce set up times, and also gains Muller Martini’s new Asir Pro camera system, which can help reduce errors by recognizing the sections using a 1D/2D code and or comparing the images.

It has a new user interface, which includes context-based displays and an innovative operating concept. It was beta tested at Schär Druckverarbeitung AG in Wikon in Switzerland, where the managing director, Yannick Bucher, commented: ““Having all of the settings on a centrally located and large touchscreen instead of all over the place is a huge advantage.” He also welcomed the new camera system, adding: “Because we often have products involving a change of language, a reliable control system is incredibly important.”

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