Heidelberg launches robot for Diana folder gluer

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Heidelberg is launching a robot loading system for its Diana folder gluers, upgrading the speed, and launching a new version of its auto packaging system.

Smart folder gluer: Heidelberg Diana
Smart folder gluer: Heidelberg Diana

The Diana Smart will be available with immediate effect with a high-speed package, allowing it to run up to 33 per cent faster, at up to 600 m/min.

In addition, the new Diana Inspector offers an extended range of materials and can also inspect difficult materials such as metallised board, holograms, and hot foils.

Another new feature is that printing defects and colour consistency can be checked using a PDF comparison, which increases user-friendliness and significantly reduces the setup time.

The second generation of the Diana Braille unit now also contains an option for the sheet register, which reduces the setup times for Braille even further.

Recognising that a folder gluer can only run as fast as the cartons can be fed and packaged, Heidelberg has two new innovations: firstly the use of a robot to load the Diana Smart, and secondly the new and improved Diana Packer 4.0 for automated packing in outer cartons.

For the first time, communication between the folder gluer and the Diana Packer 4.0 ensures that carton geometries only have to be entered once – the second entry on the packer previously required is no longer necessary. This shortens overall setup times, operators are relieved of physical strain, and postpress automation is increased in order to achieve higher performance. The Diana Packer 4.0 is available now.

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