Amersham based Hartgraph has expanded its folding capabilities with investment in a Horizon AF-406F automated folder from Intelligent Finishing Systems.
‘We chose Horizon AF-406F for a number of reasons,’ said Steve Walters, joint managing director. ‘We liked its simplicity of use combined with high accuracy and fast production speed.’
The company runs litho and digital capabilities with two Heidelberg Speedmaster XL75 five colour plus coaters with Inpress control, Ricoh C751 and C7100 digital presses, supported by a substantial range of bindery equipment.
Steve continued, ‘We did look at other options on the market, but we particularly liked the AF-406F’s ease of set up and its simple to operate touch screen with job memory storage.
‘It has really sped up our production and expanded our capacity. It will also help us to move jobs through the building quicker and will enable us to target new work.
‘As a result of the increased capacity the system offers, we have already seen the benefits with a streamlined workflow that is more efficient and effective.’
Hartgraph’s Horizon AF-406F is a JDF ready automated modular buckle folder. Its 6+6 buckle modular concept allows for simple to complex fold patterns that maximise folding variations. Its graphical colour touchscreen controls are intuitive for quick operator training and efficient operation while advanced and accurate automation helps reduce paper waste and energy consumption.
Hartgraph managing directors Steve Walters and Tony Brooks with the Horizon AF-406F.