Tecnau pairs its Stack 1212 cut/stack line for B2/B2+ sheets with Kompac Phoenix 20 S. Coater with pallet feeder at PRINTING United Expo; company also features its Revolution 50 cutter c52 feeding sheets to Heidelberg Stahlfolder TH 66 Hybrid

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NORTH ANDOVER, Massachusetts , October 18, 2023 (press release) –

Tecnau relies on the power of partnerships in PRINTING United Expo Booth B2806 in a pair of first-time exhibitions. Tecnau pairs its Stack 1212 cut/stack line for B2/B2+ sheets with the Kompac Phoenix 20 S Coater with pallet feeder. Also in the booth, Tecnau shows a continuous web line featuring its Revolution 50 Cutter c52 feeding sheets to the Heidelberg Stahlfolder TH 66 Hybrid. Finally, Tecnau also exhibits the Stack 5251L continuous web cut/stack line with 30” stacking capability.

Tecnau Stack 1212 with Kompac Phoenix 20
In an example of Tecnau’s market leading portfolio of production finishing solutions for sheet-fed presses, Kompac’s Phoenix 20 S coater flood coats and feeds B2+ sheets to Tecnau’s Stack 1212 cut and stack system. In this demonstration, the 1212 cross cuts, removes gutters and side trims, and presents finished, coated postcards stacked on the exit conveyor, allowing users to coat and cut in a single pass with no substrate manual handling. The line supports up to 21-up impositions, and paper weights up to 350 gsm, while running at speeds up to 6000 input sheets per hour. Use Stack 1212 to cut postcards, letters, books, brochures, and calendars down to size.


The joint Kompac/Tecnau line features:

  • Small footprint – consumes much less space than competitive offerings.
  • Offline configuration – depending on the application environment, users may be able to support coating, cutting and trimming output from multiple digital & offset presses.
  • Economical operation – Simple, intuitive operation eliminates manual processes.

Tecnau Revolution Cutter c52 with Stahlfolder TH 66 Hybrid
Tecnau’s Unwinder u50, Cutter c52 and Transport t50s bridge feed sheets from preprinted rolls to the Heidelberg Stahlfolder TH 66 Hybrid, producing folded mail pieces at up to 656 feet per minute (200 meters per minute). The line may operate offline or inline with high-speed digital inkjet presses.

The double-cutting Revolution 50 Cutter c52 includes a number of unique features:

  • Retractable cut section for easy jam clearance and blade changes in half the time of competitive systems.
  • The most user-friendly graphic user interface for quicker learning.
  • External adjustments to allow operators to adjust-while-running, supporting quicker job changeovers.

The Heidelberg Stahlfolder TH 66 Hybrid features the versatility of the hybrid feeder coupled with the option to pile feed into a proven, robust automated folding solution from Stahl.

Tecnau’s partnership with Pasquariello Graphics was instrumental in the development and support of this joint solution with Heidelberg.

Tecnau Revolution 50 Stack 5251L
Tecnau’s Stack 5251L offers an additional possibility for cutting and stacking output from high-speed continuous web inkjet presses. Again featuring the double-cutting Cutter c52, the Revolution 50 Stack 5251L accommodates the broad range of papers and heavy ink coverages characteristic of the demanding graphic arts applications migrating to inkjet print as enabled by the emerging generation of high-speed inkjet presses.

In addition to Cutter c52 features mentioned above, the Revolution 50 Stack 5251L includes other unique features:

  • Minimal footprint compared to competitive systems, to better fit in tight spaces.
  • Dynamic web aligner for a smooth, stable web flow and reliable handling.
  • Adjustable decurler to aid in handling of challenging heavy and light papers.

The system’s Stacker s51L supports a broad range of applications and media up to a 30” maximum cut length. Stack 5251L also features next generation controls for compatibility with the “Internet of Things” (IoT). The available Tecnau Connect IoT system includes a user dashboard to aid in operational analysis and onboard diagnostics to help keep the system up and running. Options are available for remote monitoring and diagnostics, automatic software updates and preventive maintenance aids.

Jeff Kewin, Tecnau president of Americas and Asia/Pacific, comments, “Tecnau is excited to bring users leading-edge, fully integrated solutions that allow them to offer capabilities not achievable with any one finishing hardware vendor. These offerings are another example of Tecnau acting on our Empowering Digital Print tagline. The Heidelberg and Kompac relationships exhibited here at Printing United build on the heritage of our established partnerships with leading providers such as CTP Solutions, IBIS Bindery Systems, and CP Bourg. And of course, we’ve long valued and relied upon our partnerships with digital print providers like Canon, HP, Ricoh, Screen, Xeikon and Xerox and others, to best serve the digital print marketplace.”


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