Muller Martini introduces Granit Three-Knife Trimmer for hardcover or paperback book production; machine can be integrated with other post-press equipment

LEXINGTON, Kentucky , July 1, 2014 (press release) – Its unmatched price/performance ratio makes it an ideal investment for many bookbinders

Featuring proven SmartPress technology, the all-new automated Granit Three-Knife Trimmer enables extremely cost-effective output for a wide range of hardcover and softcover applications, formats and thicknesses while delivering highly efficient, quality production. That is arguably because the Granit contains the identical technology found in Muller’s maximum performance range Orbit Three-Knife Trimmer, and features these benefits:

  • Innovative. SmartPress technology delivers optimal, consistent, superior trim quality that even eliminates chipout at the spine, no matter the product’s size or thickness.
  • Fast. Like the Orbit, changeovers take an unprecedented three minutes, which can significantly improve productivity on older lines.
  • Versatile. The Granit tackles a wide range of applications for both softcover and hardcover.
  • Crossover-capable. Commercial offset plants and digital production environments are a perfect fit for this standalone or inline trimmer.
  • Durable. To increase its lifetime and reduce maintenance, the Granit is constructed of a single cast frame with a servo control axis.
The Granit has a running speed of 2,500 cph, and its unmatched price/performance ratio makes it an ideal investment for diverse areas of application:

In a new, completely networked Pantera or Alegro A6 perfect binding line, the Granit can ideally prove its strength in automation technology for highly economical production.
When used with existing binding lines, the Granit provides for an enormous increase in efficiency thanks to shortest set-up times, at a very attractive investment volume.
In the hardcover segment, the Granit trimmer is also meeting the high-quality requirements thanks to SmartPress technology.

The Granit Three-Knife Trimmer is also a viable addition or older Muller binding lines such as the Acoro and Monostar, perfect binders from other manufacturers or for bookbinders wanting to switch from a guillotine cutter to a three-knife trimmer. If the Granit is utilized as a standalone machine, loading is ergonomic and safe.

Commented Jody Harrison, Division Manager, Book Technology, “Muller Martini now offers its customers the trimmer of their choosing. Our Orbit, Solit or Granit Three-Knife Trimmer are specifically geared to accommodate low to mid to high production ranges, and all are capable of handling conventional or digital output, inline or off. What’s more, each trimmer is engineered with Muller’s highly successful SmartPress technology platform which guarantees optimum quality no matter the quantity.”

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