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Switzerland-based Buchbinderei Scherrer invests in Muller Martini’s Alegro perfect binder and FrankDruck installs the first Tempo E220 in Germany

This summer, Switzerland-based Buchbinderei Scherrer puts into operation the new Alegro perfect binder, first unveiled at the drupa in May, alongside a newly developed Solit three-knife trimmer.

The successful Zurich family business already installed a Bolero machine from Muller Martini two years ago. Together with the new Alegro machine, whose trademark is the innovative Motion Control technology featuring a separate drive for every station, the two make a strong perfect binding duo. “With two lines, not only do we have a backup but also a high level of flexibility, enabling us to provide our customers with faster delivery times,” says Peter Scherrer. On top of this, the managing director points out some of the striking technical advantages of the new Alegro: “Due to Motion Control, we now have shorter setup times and lower maintenance costs. In addition, we are also able to bind even thinner (down to 1 mm) and smaller sizes (down to 70 x 82 mm).” In addition to thinner and smaller products, the Buchbinderei Scherrer will also use its new Alegro to bind digitally printed books, brochures and magazines with small print runs starting from ten copies.

Meanwhile, Frank Druck in the town of Preetz is the first graphic arts business in Germany to invest in a Tempo E220 from Muller Martini. By replacing two Prima S machines, the new high-performance saddle stitcher with a cover feeder, four flat pile feeders and a card gluer, ensures high productivity, lower unit costs and improved energy efficiency. Since the 1960s, Frank Druck has relied on saddle stitching systems from Muller Martini. It currently has a Tempo 22 in addition to two PrimaPlus and three Prima S machines in operation.

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