New operating system upgrades KAS Paper Systems' creaser
Monday, April 15, 2013
KAS Paper Systems has released a new creaser with an operating system that has a facility for future downstream attachments.
The CreaseMatic Auto 50 creaser is mechanically similar to the existing creaser of the same name but features a new operating and control system, which is more ergonomical and easier to use.
The creaser features six default one-touch presets and six standard programmes.
It can also put 35 creases in a single sheet of paper in sizes from 500 to 700mm, against the previous 27. Its operating system will also allow for downstream attachments such as a folder or wrapper – ideas the company is looking into over the next few months.
KAS Paper Systems’ technical director, Adrian Hampstead designed the software for the new CreaseMatic.
He said: "All of our competitors had clearer touch mechanisms and now there is a nice clear touch screen on ours. People increasingly want to use inline rather than offline. We went down that design route a few years ago but put plans on hold. Now we’re looking at them again."
The CreaseMatic is supplied with four creasing width tools and a rotary perforating tool to cover a stock range of up to 400gsm. Features include a top loading and bottom feed suction system and a centre suction feed.
Sole UK distribution for the creaser is through Ashgate Automation in Chalgrove, Oxfordshire.
Managing director John Price said he thought the new creaser would give them back the competitive advantage. "It’s something we have been waiting a couple of years for, hopefully now we will be one step ahead of our competitors."
The previous model retailed at £9,750 and Price said the upgrade was likely to sell for slightly more. KAS Paper Systems was established in 1958 and is based in Dunstable, Bedfordshire. It employs 40 people and has an annual turnover of £3.5m.