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Finishing

Pollards to take on Stahlfolder KH 82

Exeter-based Pollards Print is to take delivery of an automated combination Stahlfolder KH 82 this spring as part of an effort to expand its folding capacity

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The Stahlfolder KH 82 will be installed in May

Due for delivery in May, the KH 82 will be added to a product portfolio that includes a Speedmaster XL 75-5+L, which was installed late last year.

The investment in the press marked the firm’s debut in the coating market.

Kevin Loram, operations director at Pollards, comments: “We have already seen a marked change in set up and operating speeds and we have been so impressed that it took no time for the board to agree to adopt the same methodology in folding. 

We wanted a machine that would be more automated and when we analysed the operating costs of swapping out the KD 78 for the KH 82 it was a no brainer

”We wanted a machine that would be more automated and when we analysed the operating costs of swapping out the KD 78 for the KH 82 it was a no brainer.

“We will be able to select a programme and make ready in ten to 15 minutes, half the current time. 

“We have also elected to move from a round pile feeder to a pallet feeder to remove operator fatigue and improve productivity. 

“Our finishing operators are very excited about this move and will go to Heidelberg’s Brentford showroom for a demonstration ahead of delivery.”

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