Jakob Graphic Services GmbH (www.jakob-gmbh.eu) has unveiled a jumbo roll collator for advanced printing operations. The machine can automatically label, collate, glue, fold and cut forms, brochures with or without a finish, mailers with cut inserts, calendars and other similar printed objects. The machine performs with precision during highly dynamic processes while rapidly adapting to new tasks, with a very fast and simple changeover system. The machine’s center has an embedded Kollmorgen Automation Suite (KAS), which is very important to speed up development and commissioning with real-time system simulation and simplified programming interface.
The new Kollmorgen Automation Suite (KAS) has several key advances, which include a machine throughput of 200m/min, a more compact cabinet with a complete IPC module and total application development time of one week.
Compared with traditional machines, the new device eliminates the need to change the gearwheels and cylinders used for perforating or cross cutting several paper formats due to Kollmorgen’s AKM servo motors and precision gearboxes.
Customized formats can be used in the programmable control unit, while format changeover is performed at the touchscreen display.
“The crucial factor for the decision to go with the Kollmorgen Automation Suite was that the Motion Control, PLC and HMI/SCADA functionalities – in our case on an industrial PC – are available via a single processor. This standard tool allows the cost-effective introduction of company-specific knowhow and tailored solutions for individual applications,” said Jakob Graphic Services design engineering and technical manager. “Furthermore, it radically speeds up programming and commissioning, and increases machine performance.”