Morgana Systems has announced that it will preview the next generation DigiFold Pro and AutoCreaser Pro at this months Ipex event in London. The new machines will take centre stage alongside the previously announced System AF2000S booklet making line.
Commenting on the new DigiFold Pro-500, Managing Director Quen Baum said: “The DigiFold has long been the benchmark in the creaser / folder sector. With the improvements in speed and productivity of the latest digital print engines, Morgana needed to provide an additional option for our customers. After surveying our DigiFold users last year, we’ve been able to address what they need as their digital production grows.”
One of the key changes from previous DigiFold models is the introduction of a high-capacity vacuum top-feeder that can take a sheet pile of up to 500mm, as highlighted in the naming convention adopted for the new models. A unique variation designed into the Morgana PosiFeed system transfers the sheets into the creasing and folding section of the machine. Stock of up to 0.4mm can be creased and folded with virtually no cracking of the sheets or the toner on them.
Other new features include dual creasing blades, which can be set for up and down creasing profiles, or for different thickness of crease, and automatic set-up of the folding rollers – these are manually set in current models.
Ray Hillhouse, Sales and Marketing Director, added: “The new Pro-500 model will top the DigiFold range providing a heavy-duty machine for longer run applications of both digitally and litho printed work – it’s exactly what our larger customers have been asking for.”
In addition to the new DigiFold Pro-500, the AutoCreaser Pro-500 will also be shown, similarly benefiting from the new high-capacity feeder. Hillhouse continued: “The AutoCreaser is still our best-selling machine and the new Pro-500 will take us into higher volume applications with a heavier duty machine.”
As well as the new feeder, this version of the AutoCreaser will have a dual creasing blade and matrix, which is particularly useful if producing covers for perfect binding where the spine and hinge creases can be produced in one pass, or for those users who wish to change creasing profiles regularly. The new AutoCreaser Pro-500 can run at up to 8500 sheets per hour.
Morgana Systems Limited provides an unrivalled range of digital finishing products from the simplest, entry-level creasing units through to highly sophisticated multi-functional systems offering a range of finishing capabilities in a single unit. Since its acquisition by Plockmatic in 2013 the product portfolio has been extended with a wide range of booklet making systems to meet every production requirement.
Beginning with the launch of the revolutionary AutoCreaser in 2000, Morgana Systems has led the way in developing new and innovative solutions to cope with the special requirements of the digital printer. Morgana products that have achieved worldwide success during this time include the AutoCreaser, the DigiFold combination creaser and folder, the DocuMaster total finishing system, and several specialist folders.
Morgana’s purpose built factory in Milton Keynes produces more than 4,000 finishing products each year, with over 80% of these destined for the company’s rapidly growing export markets.