Adare SEC first in UK to test out speedier cross-cutter

Print Solutions

Adare SEC has become the first company in the UK to test a new cross-cutter that is almost 20% faster than the previous model.

With a commitment to innovation, streamlining its production and remaining at the forefront of the sector, Adare was asked to beta test Hunkeler’s new CS8 Sheeter as an upgrade from the existing CS6 length and cross-cutter.

The CS8’s cutting module produces full bleed documents using its double cross-cutting cylinder. It can also be equipped either with two knives for variable chip out, or with one cutting knife and one perforating blade to produce dynamic folding perforations.

The equipment, worth more than £400,000 and purchased through finishing equipment specialists Friedheim International, is based at Adare SEC’s Huddersfield site.

The CS8 has helped provide more flexibility around product routing and generating capacity gains across its finishing department and digital print and enclosing departments. It has been used to sheet down various types of secure documents offline with very little waste, achieving over two million forms per day.

Adare’s CEO, Richard Slee, said: ‘It is very humbling to be part of this beta test. 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.’

The CS8 addition is part of on-going investments across all of Adare SEC’s sites in Huddersfield, Redditch, Guildford and Nottingham, as it gears up for a period of accelerated growth in 2018.

Robin Brown, sales manager for Friedheim International Digital Solutions, said: ‘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 POPP (printer online paper processing) systems over the last 25 years.

‘We wanted to test it in the most demanding environments which is why Adare SEC was chosen to run the first in the UK producing high security paper products.’

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