WIRO 500 was specially designed for the confection of picture wall calendars. In particular, to meet the growing demand for one-offs, individualized small quantities, and specially designed products. Today, there is an increasing need for individuality, and not only for private photo calendars. This also applies to the advertising and promotional gift sector.
Concept / Working principle WIRO 500
A. Upstream production process: digital printing machine
B. WIRO 500 binding machine
3. back cover feeding
4. cover sheet feeding
5. binding punching with thumb punching
6. comb wire feeding
7. WIRO binding incl. hanger
8. delivery single, in stack or shingled
C. Packaging line: packaging machine
Demand for wall calendars is high
This is an advantage that also applies to the brand new concept. WIRO 500 was specially designed for the confection of picture wall calendars. In particular to meet the growing demand for one-offs, individualized small quantities and specially designed products. Today, there is an increasing need for individuality, and not only for private photo calendars. This also applies to the advertising and promotional gift sector.
Closing a gap in the product range
The fully automatic WIRO 500 processing line consists of three components. It handles all production steps, fully automatically: from digital printing to 4-cutting and on to comb or spiral binding and packaging, all in one production line. This is a novelty that has never before been offered by any machine manufacturer. Durrer is thus filling a gap that has existed for some time.
One line for all processing steps
The processing line comprises three main groups. The upstream production process consists of a digital printing press. It prints the sheets for wall calendars, as individual items or in short runs, in high quality and, if required, with personalization and other individual features. At its heart is the fully automatic WIRO 500 binding machine, which takes care of all the processing steps: accepting the printed picture or calendar sheets, 4-cutting, feeding the cardboard back cover and a (clear) cover sheet, binding hole punching with thumb punching, feeding the comb wire, and WIRO binding including hangers and delivery (individually, in a stack, or shingled). Then it's straight to the third and final main group: the packaging line. Here, the calendars are shrink-wrapped, carton-packed and labeled.
For more efficient processes
Until now, the production of individual wall calendars ran in several separate processes. WIRO 500 ensures significantly more efficiency, personnel savings of around 50 percent and thus a significant reduction in production costs. The investment therefore pays for itself very quickly. And the modular design enables a customer-specific layout, depending on the desired calendar design (from simple to highly complex), format and binding. In addition to wall calendars, WIRO 500 can also be used to produce photo books, book and desk calendars, and booklets (also with wire stitch binding).
Flexible and efficient
WIRO 500 produces wall calendars in all standard formats. It attaches a head bottle or a head fold and a trailer if required. Two people are needed to operate the entire line. Depending on the product and the mode of operation, the maximum cycle rate is 2400 pieces per hour. In addition to comb wire binding, the machine can also be converted to spiral binding. The changeover is largely automatic.