Renz targets smaller volumes with new models at Drupa

Richard Stuart-Turner
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Wire comb and spiral binding specialist Renz (6-C60) has unveiled a range of new machines, including smaller versions of existing devices.

The company is putting particular focus on processing small- to medium-sized volumes, a sector of the market traditionally served by manual or partially automated punching systems.

However, the firm said this doesn't always suit the increasing requirement to reduce production times so it has developed the automatic punch AP 300 Compact for this sector.

This machine, which is a smaller version of its existing AP 360, is commercially available immediately. It can handle up to 3,600 mechanical cycles/hr with a maximum punching width of 300mm.

Renz (UK) managing director Iain Bullock said: “There's a hole in our range and in the market for a £20,000 [€25,000] punch. Critically, it also has a tiny footprint [L x W x H: 1,420 x 812 x 1,326 mm] which makes it beautiful for a digital print shop.”

Renz has also debuted the Inline 500 Compact - a smaller version of its existing Inline 500 punching and binding line - which will be commercially available from October. The device has a maximum punching width of 500mm and can produce up to 1,100 bound products per hour.

Separately, the business has also announced its formal global partnership with Canadian manufacturer Gateway Bookbinding Systems, which produces a range of plastic spiral machinery, for use in applications such as school homework diaries and notepads.


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