Morgana Launches AeroCut Quatro
Morgana Systems, Milton Keynes, the UK’s leading manufacturer of equipment for digital finishing, has announced the addition of the AeroCut Quatro to its range of multi-function finishing devices.
The machine, manufactured by Uchida in Japan, provides for variable cutting, slitting and creasing of products, and includes a perforation module as standard. Capable of handling sheet sizes of up to 365 x 520mm in standard mode and 900mm in flexible mode, the AeroCut Quatro is able to produce a wide range of finished products from its pre-programmed templates or from bespoke templates for specific non-standard jobs.
Ray Hillhouse, UK Sales Manager for Morgana, commenting on the addition of the AeroCut Quatro to the Morgana product range, said: "This machine sits alongside the already successful CardXtra and CardXtra Plus automated finishing solutions. With a larger sheet size and a higher throughput speed, the AeroCut Quatro is suited to the most demanding of fast-turnaround print operations. The variable cutters also give us the optimum flexibility in finished sizes to cover just about every common job"
With a simple touch-screen set-up users can access one of over 260 pre-programmed job formats, or add their own unique customized settings, which can be stored in one of 90 extra memory slots for future instant recall.
Cutting accuracy is ensured through the use of a register mark detection system. This system reads the image position on the sheet ensuring a perfect cut every time, whilst the creasing mechanism is fully adjustable to accommodate different thicknesses of stock. An optional side/stop perforating attachment can be added to allow perforation in both directions on the sheet.
At the recent Drupa show the AeroCut Quatro was demonstrated using a unique plug-in to Adobe Illustrator, whereby the machine cutting and creasing parameters can be sent directly from the desktop to the device ensuring accurate set-up relative to the printed job.
Hillhouse added "We’ve already installed two machines in the UK and we received several leads from Drupa which has given us a great start with the Quatro. It sits nicely above our CardXtra products and gives us a very productive multifunction device in the range."
Beginning with the launch of the revolutionary AutoCreaser in 2000 Morgana Systems has led the way in developing new and innovative solutions to cope with the special requirements of the digital printer. UK-manufactured Morgana products that have achieved worldwide success during this time include the AutoCreaser, the DigiFold combination creaser and folder, the DocuMaster total finishing system, and several specialist folders, such as the DocuFold and Morgana Major, which offer new levels of automation and ease of use.
Morgana provides an unrivalled range of digital finishing products from the simplest, entry level creasing units up to highly sophisticated multi-functional systems offering a range of finishing capabilities in a single unit. Latest products from Morgana also incorporate JDF readiness and the ability to handle variable data input.
Morgana’s purpose built factory in Milton Keynes produces more than 4,000 finishing products each year, with over 85% of these destined for the company’s rapidly growing export markets.
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