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The Postpress Alliance is a union of Baumann Maschinenbau Solms, Bograma, H+H, Hohner Maschinenbau, MBO Postpress Solutions, Perfecta and Wohlenberg. The complementary machinery manufacturers in the finishing area have come together in a loose association to offer their customers an extensive and diverse range of postpress equipment. Concentrated know-how, together with a medium-sized, fast, and customer-oriented approach – that is what the Postpress Alliance stands for. 

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Many visitors came to the Open House in Solms.
The Managing Directors of the Postpress Alliance welcome their guests.
Production system for playing cards by Bograma (left) and fully automatic jogging system BASA evolution by Baumann (right).
The MBO team at the autonomous production line.
Good food was also provided.
The H+H team presented the S45 small folding machine.

Review "Theme Days Cutting and Folding", June 2021

From 8 to 11 June 2021, the companies baumannperfecta, H+H and MBO Postpress Solutions presented new highlights from the world of cutting and folding.

MBO: Autonomous production with signature change
The highlight of MBO is the autonomous production with signature change. This includes two revolutionary innovations which make the folding machine system the safest, most efficient, and most productive finishing solution in the world: the MBO Autopilot and the MBO fold quality control.

The Autopilot works with a camera at the palletized feeder and processes the information from the MBO Datamanager. The camera reads a data code that was printed on the signature in advance. Each signature gets its own code. If the signature changes, production is briefly interrupted. The A80 delivery is informed of the signature change by Autopilot and automatically places the new signature on a new pallet using the CoBo-Stack. This prevents mixing of the folded signatures and automatically saves the counter readings.

The VT50 fold quality monitoring system is unique on the market to date. Monitoring takes place directly behind the folding machine. Two cameras measure the position of the cutting marks on the finished sheets relative to the outer edge of the paper. The accepted tolerances can be defined by the customer. Incorrectly folded sheets are immediately ejected from the outlet of the VT50. This ensures that only perfectly folded sheets are transferred to the subsequent delivery system.

In addition to this highlight, MBO showed fast set-up with the K8, folding in small formats with the T50 and with the T800.1 a tried-and-tested buckle folding machine.

H+H: Automated folding in multi-plate segment and production of short-folded products
H+H was unleashing a completely new folding dimension in the multi-plate sector in the shape of the M9. The implementation with up to 24 automated buckle plates and automated fold rollers allows the set-up time to be reduced from several hours to a few minutes; by up to 95% depending on the folding sequence and application type. This ensures that the machine pays for itself within the shortest possible time. The M9 revolutionizes your way of producing inserts, operating manuals and product information.

Besides the M9, H+H moreover presented the S45 small folding machine. It is suitable for the production of short folded sheets. The S45 is available in a predefined configuration. However, the choice of continuous- or flat pile feeder is available. By dispensing with machine variants, production can be cheap and fast. The low package price includes the feeder, the first and second folding units, the transfer unit, and the vertical delivery.

baumannperfecta: Fully automatic jogging and cutting system for commercial printing
After baumannperfecta presented during the Alliance Days 2020 the world's first fully automatic jogging and cutting system as upgrade for the industrial label production, now followed the upgrade for commercial printers. In label production, normally homogeneous grid raster shapes are processed, and sheets cut into strips for subsequent punching. With this new development, finished end products can be fully automatically cut, including interlaced multi-product sheets. Moreover, the robot now takes over the storage and removal of partial stacks and the transfer of the finished cuts to an unloader. In combination with a vertical buffer for the partial stacks, here again, the core components of this modular system are the new BASA evolution and the integrated robot cutting system BASS.