Duplo has broadened its direct mail focused portfolio of finishing solutions with the addition of the Esper DM-230V Pro Collator and the DM Mini Collation system which was officially launched at Post-Expo 2017 in Geneva.
Both the unique Duplo Esper Direct Marketing Collator and the DM Mini Collation System have been designed to meet the growing need for the gathering together of assorted unaddressed mail documents prior to distribution. Sets incorporating a range of leaflets, brochures, reply-paid postcards and many other printed advertising materials can all be reliably and quickly collated together in a wraparound cover ready for distribution.
Running at 9,000 set per hour, they complement existing larger automated systems, by handling a wider range of document formats and offering higher short run productivity.
Neale Horstead, from Duplo’s Direct Marketing Division, says: “These small footprinted solutions are the next step for businesses that are collating by hand and wish to offer their customers 100 per cent set integrity and a more professional and automated service. Or for businesses who want to decentralise their production infrastructure to move closer to the point of delivery.”
The Esper DM-230V Pro’s patented ‘Just Timing’ function ensures consistent pick-up of even the most awkward stocks while sensors detect an empty bin, paper jam or stack full. When a misfeed is detected, the incorrect set is automatically diverted into a reject tray, allowing the machine to run uninterrupted and increasing productivity.
Its user-friendly features include a colour LCD touch screen control panel, frequently used functions repeated on the sides of the collator and LED indicator lights on each programmable bin. A paper separator slide on each bin enables a fast and simple changeover from thin to thicker documents.
The DM Mini Collation System extends the productivity and in-line processes of Duplo’s Esper Direct Marketing Collator. It incorporates a ‘Load-on-the-Run’ facility and a ‘Cascade Function’ that can be programmed to handle large volumes of a few inserts as well as thicker folded documents. An intuitive PC controller, with large icons and graphics, automatically sets up the Stacker Unit while continuous uninterrupted production and 100% set integrity can be achieved by automatically detecting and diverting any incorrect sets.
The system’s open architecture enables easy jam clearance, and provides the operator with full control of the complete production process. The Stacker Unit can be programmed to deliver batches from 5-50 sets in multiples of five, and has been specially designed to ensure that the Esper DM Collator continually feeds collated sets without any pause or gaps in production.
Preprinted stack labels can be fed from a selected bin. This enables additional non Duplo banding units to be connected. There is also the option to improve performance and workflow by adding Duplo’s unique E-Tandem software packages.
Both systems use Duplo’s Job File Transfer software so job data can be automatically downloaded, stored and recalled from memory.