Alliance Days 2020

11/24-11/27/2020

 

By sight through 2020 into a digital future

The Postpress Alliance renounces at Drupa and Open House and invites visitors to the first virtual "Alliance Days"
The Postpress Alliance announces united its withdrawal from Drupa participation in 2021. Responsible thinking and a lack of planning security were at the heart of this difficult decision by Baumann Maschinenbau Solms, Bograma, H+H, Hohner, MBO Postpress Solutions, Perfecta and Wohlenberg. The machine builders with complementary activities in the postpress sector had joined forces in the run-up to Drupa 2020 in order to offer their customers an extensive and diverse range of postpress equipment. Concentrated know-how, paired with a medium-sized, fast and customer-oriented approach is what was put into the planning for our customers.

COVID-19 makes fair participation from the view of the seven partners impossible. The situation is too uncertain of the daily changing travel restrictions worldwide, which denies an international audience and the possibility of a fair visit in Düsseldorf. The sense of participating in Drupa according to the Postpress Alliance has unfortunately been lost due to the pandemic. A sober consideration of the expected cost-benefit ratio shows that the economic business basis for such an event would be missing without intercontinental visitors. The partners of the Postpress Alliance very much regret this step. The alliance still believes in Drupa as the world's established leading trade show for the printing industry as soon as the right conditions are once again in place.

Risk-minimization
The first Open House of the Postpress Alliance, which had already been scheduled, also falls victim to the uncertainties of the Corona crisis in its originally planned form. The same reasons mentioned above are forcing the partner companies to rethink. The responsibility for employees as well as guests is simply too big, so the Alliance has decided to distance itself from the analogous event in Tuttlingen. It's time to rethink, drive by sight and look for alternative possibilities.

The birth of the "Alliance Days"
The Postpress Alliance has decided to embark on a new path together. Digitalization is the central topic this year. It is therefore not surprising that the first "Alliance Days", a virtual Open House, will be held from November 24-27, 2020 and will serve as a platform for the companies to present the planned innovations to the public in a timely manner.

"We need and seek contact to our business partners", says the marketing team of the partner companies, "and are happy to be able to launch something so new in such a short time. It is uncharted territory for everyone involved. Neither we nor our dealers and end customers have much experience in this encounter on a virtual level. This concept means a lot to our management. They are firmly convinced that, even after Corona, targeted marketing concepts will require this duality of virtual appearances in combination with analog physical events."

The resulting virtual showroom of BaumannPerfecta, Bograma, H+H, Hohner, MBO and Wohlenberg will offer visitors, after prior registration, a virtual visit with a tour of the machines and a lot of detailed information for four days. On the other hand, interested parties will have the direct opportunity to make an appointment for individual live demonstrations from the showrooms at the respective locations of the four companies.

Those who would like to go even deeper as far as the travel options allow – can of course also make an individual appointment for a visit at any time at the locations without the character of an event. Approaching the market in an informative, exciting, emotional and personal way is the declared goal.

Register now for the Alliance Days: https://www.postpressalliance.com/

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The marketing team of The Postpress Alliance is in the middle of preparations. From left to right: Frank Stremlau (Baumann), Susanne Schöllhorn (Hohner), Daniela Bochsler (Bograma), Kerstin Schlegel (H+H) and Katja Haug (MBO).

This awaits you

Virtual platform
On the website http://www.postpressalliance.com you will find the virtual booth of the Postpress Alliance from 24 November, 2020. Here you can navigate between the individual brands and get to know the machines of the Alliance partners. Exclusive background information such as animations, videos and graphics can be called up for each machine. In addition, information on the subject of „connectivity from pre-press to post-press“ is available on the virtual platform and you have the opportunity to book live demonstrations. The virtual platform will remain in place after the event. To use the platform, you can register now at http://www.postpressalliance.com.
1-to-1 live demonstrations
All machines that can be discovered on the virtual platform are also physically located in the showrooms of the respective Alliance partners. Between 24 and 27 November you have the possibility to book individual live demonstrations for these machines. The demonstrations will take place 1-to-1, exclusively for you. The booking of the demonstrations is also possible via the virtual platform of the Postpress Alliance: https://www.postpressalliance.com/. After your booking you will receive an invitation to a video conference, so that you can follow the demonstration conveniently from your office.
 
If you would like to visit us personally during the Alliance Days, please contact us. We will find a solution!

Exhibition programme from MBO

CoBo-Stack
Configuration:
  • 2 combi folding machines (K8 and K8RS) installed opposite each other
  • 2 KT90 curved tables
  • 2 A80 stacking deliveries
  • 2 CoBo-Stacks
We will show you how only one operator can handle two folding machines simultaneously with the help of modern robot technology. In this way you will double your cycle times and reduce the physically demanding work. In addition, we will present our new A80 delivery with its universal operating concept. The new control- and operating philosophy ensures that the machine can be controlled at each individual machine display. For example, the folding machine can be operated from the delivery and vice versa.
 
 
K80
Configuration:
  • K80 combi folding machine
  • SBAP46 delivery
The K80 is our workhorse with excellent price-/performance ratio. The new feeder head Vacujet is integrated which has a frequency of up to 25,000 cycles per hour. Many features are already included in the K80 as standard, such as the slitter shaft cassette, the S-KTL configuration and sheet alignment by vacuum belts (VIVAS). Automated buckle plates and fold rollers are available as an option.
 
The CoBo-Stacks and the K80 are located in the MBO showroom. If you would like to book a live demo, you may find the machines in the booking tool at http://www.postpressalliance.com under the brand name „MBO“.
MBO and Hohner
The Hohner Hybrid Stitcher HHS FUTURA can handle both, sheets and web printed rolls. Get inspired with the unique flexibility and modularity of the Hybrid Stitcher – a real postpress puzzle – offering up to five different converting alternatives for endless possibilities! Some of the components come from MBO: the K70 and T50 for sheet finishing, and the UW23 and SVC525C for web finishing.
 
The HHS FUTURA is located in the Hohner showroom. If you would like to book a live demo, you may find the machine in the booking tool at http://www.postpressalliance.com under the brand name „Hohner“.

Exhibition programme from the Alliance partners

Bograma's competence is die-cutting. On show will be the new Automated Playing Card Production Line for die-cutting, stacking and cellophane wrapping of playing card decks, a double die-cutting line for die-cutting and stacking folding boxes using the new "first crease, then die-cut" principle, and the compact and attractively priced BSR 550 basic die-cutter for cost-effective production of short and medium runs. 

H+H provides insights into the world of mailings, as well as innovations in processing in the market segments of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, chemicals, food and agricultural products.

At the "Alliance Days" in the year of the company's 90th anniversary, Hohner will present for the first time the Hohner Hybrid Stitcher "HHS Futura", a machine with up to five functions for individual brochure production. It can be flexibly expanded at any time and is the answer to the current topic of constantly changing market developments, as it even meets future needs and tasks. Also on display will be the HSB 9.000 saddle stitcher and Hohner's flagship, the fully automated HSB 13.000 which features many innovations with real added value such as the MIS ability to integrate a new, freely positionable plano sheet feeder (PAL) and the separate head-foot adjustment on the trimmer.

baumannperfecta is the name of the new brand of the Baumann Group, which resulted from the brand merger of baumannwohlenberg and PERFECTA. It combines the best of two brands and technologies and proves this with the presentation of the latest developments at the virtual Open House – with the premiere of the world's first fully automatic jogging and cutting system for completely unmanned processing. Further highlights are offered by the new machine generations in the areas of jogging, cutting and robotics.

With the BASA evolution baumannperfecta introduces the new generation of the Baumann Automatic Shaker System (BASA). The compact and modular solution is characterized among other things by the new, sustainable drive technology and offers in the basic equipment the inexpensive entry into automatic shaking.

The latest generation of cutting machines will also be presented. The machines appear in a new design and offer some innovations, such as the new control generation Cutpit and an improved cutting cell for significantly longer knife life. In addition, a further innovation for the automation of the cutting process will be presented in combination with a further developed robotics solution.

With the Quickbinder Edition Digital and the threshing cutter D09 Wohlenberg presents the ideal constellation for the production of short runs. The perfect binders from Wohlenberg offer a unique variety and flexibility in application technology.

Links

Baumann Maschinenbau Solms GmbH & Co. KG
Bograma AG
H+H
Hohner Maschinenbau GmbH
Perfecta Schneidemaschinenwerk GmbH Bautzen
Wohlenberg Buchbindesysteme GmbH

Topic "Connectivity"

We have prepared various charts and videos for you on the subject of „connectivity“. You also have the opportunity to contact our connectivity experts at MBO and medianetics (a company of the Baumann-Group) directly.
 
The experts may be found in the booking tool at https://www.postpressalliance.com/ under the keyword „Connectivity“.
You can look forward to these topics:
  • KP Connect, the MIS solution – presented by medianetics
  • Multipress, the leading MIS/ERP software solution for the graphics industry –presented by medianetics
  • aepos, the prepress workflow that covers everything – presented by medianetics
  • MBO Datamanager, the link between MIS and finishing machines – presented by MBO