The device combines the existing DC-445 DuCreaser and DBM-150/T bookletmaker to offer creasing, slitting, folding and trimming in one pass. Both the DC-445 and DBM-150/T can be used independently and the system can be built retrospectively.
The firm said the 150Cr, which is available with immediate effect for around £32,500, is designed for entry-level users wanting simple and accurate professional finishing and would benefit digital customers with small-volume production.
Target markets for the device include education, healthcare, commercial printers and print shops, as well as in-plants for financial services, legal and accountancy sectors.
“The 150Cr has been created in response to market demand. It is an entry-level solution that allows you to have the benefits of both machines together or independently,” said Duplo UK marketing manager Sarah Crumpler.
“It follows on from the success of the 350Cr system, which is a higher-level and higher-volume version of the same system.”
The 150Cr, which has 15 separate programmes, can be used as a sheet feeder for pre-collated stock. Other features include 'load and go' unattended operations and inline slitting enabling three-knife trimming, which removes the need for a guillotine.
“These two machines could not be used inline previously. The new elements of the 150Cr are the bits that enable the DC-445 and DBM-150/T to be joined and the software that enables these two pieces of equipment to be used together inline,” said Crumpler.
“They can be upgraded, so if you had bought both machines independently previously we can sell the upgrade kit enabling those to be joined together, which one of our engineers would come out and do.”
The system will be shown at Duplo’s Northern Lights event, which will be held at The Royal Armouries in Leeds from 8 to 9 March.
At its London Calling event in November, Duplo revived the PFI brand to sell complementary products made by partner manufacturers and push into new geographical markets.
The finishing machinery supplier, based in Addlestone, Surrey, attracted 300 visitors to London Calling and £750,000 of its finishing equipment was signed for over the two days the event ran.