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Adare SEC beta test Hunkeler CS8

Adare SEC has become the first company in the UK to beta test a new cutter from Hunkeler, through Friedheim International.

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The Hunkeler SC8 is 20 percent faster than its predecessor and is currently being beta tested at Adare SEC

Hunkeler’s CS8 Sheeter is said to be 20 percent faster than its predecessor and produces full-bleed documents. It can be equipped with two knives for variable chip-out or one cutting knife and one perforating blade.
The CS8 will be based at Adare’s Huddersfield site, improving flexibility around product routing. The latest cutter from Hunkeler is also worth £403,000 and achieves very little waste and two million forms a day.

Steve Davies, head of production at Adare SEC, comments: “The rated speed for the CS8 is 180mtm, which is achievable on a regular basis and offers valuable support to our current CS6 that we invested in only 14 months ago. The beauty about these machines is they are very modular so can be specified to achieve specific or generic requirements.

“The CS6 runs 153mtm and the machine was rated at 150mtm when we acquired it. Hunkeler offered us the chance to beta test their new line at the new rates speed, so we couldn’t resist putting it through testing.”

Hunkeler offered us the chance to beta test their new line at the new rates speed, so we couldn’t resist putting it through testing

Davies adds: “The new CS8 stood up to the test, whilst also offering the reliability expected from Hunkeler, not to mention the expert field engineers that come with their vast knowledge and experience.” 

Adare says that the continued investment across all sites in Huddersfield, Redditch, Nottingham, and Guildford will prepare the company for a period of accelerated growth across this year.

Adare chief executive officer, Richard Slee, adds: “It is very humbling to be part of this beta test and we take the offer from Hunkeler to be a great compliment as it demonstrates that we drive the machines hard in what is a very difficult financial climate, achieving fantastic efficiencies that show through to our bottom line.”

Robin Brown, sales manager for Friedheim International digital solutions, adds: “Friedheim’s relationship with Adare goes back over 30 years, and as a trusted partner and their commitment to innovation, they have progressed through the entire series of Hunkeler printer online paper processing systems over the last 25 years.

The only way Hunkeler can achieve this is by extensive testing and actually running the lines in the most demanding environments, which is why Adare was chosen to run the first Generation 8 in the UK

“The new Generation 8 systems were launched at Hunkeler Innovation 2017 only a year ago. Able to process paper 20 percent faster, but also 10 percent wider the new Generation 8 covers virtually all the latest inkjet presses on the market. Complete with the new electronic build the system is designed to incorporate many Hunkeler modules including web inspection. Falling back on many years of experience of high speed continuous paper processing Hunkeler Generation 8 can process a much wider variety of substrates and is able to cut down to a full bleed A6 4-up at full speed, which is 180m/min.”

Brown concludes: “The only way Hunkeler can achieve this is by extensive testing and actually running the lines in the most demanding environments, which is why Adare was chosen to run the first Generation 8 in the UK producing high security paper products. The line needed to be run as hard as possible, and since installation the line at Adare has had the highest count of throughput on any Generation 8 line achieving over two million per day.”



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