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E.C.H. Will, Pemco and Kugler-Womako at drupa 2012

Mar 2, 2012 12:00 AM


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Hamburg/Nürtingen/Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA, March 2, 2012 – With intelligent converting solutions, E.C.H. Will, Pemco and Kugler-Womako will present new paths in paper converting to their customers in hall 15 at this year's drupa. 

Under the motto "Reinvent your business with intelligent converting", the entire 450 square meter booth of the three companies is focused on digital printing: Digitally printed books, digital paper sizes as well as innovative bindings play a central role and are reflected in the exhibits on display. With DCbook, E.C.H. Will is showcasing a converting solution for high volume, industrial production of digitally printed books from the paper web to the finished stack of books consisting of individual sheets.

DCbook can be run inline with a digital printing system and a binding line. Optimum utilization of working widths, automated size changes with short set-up times and minimum waste paper allow for the greatest possible productivity around the clock. Quite simple – as the industrial production of digitally printed books should be. 

Kugler-Womako is exhibiting the ProBind, a binding machine for wire and plastic bound products. The ProBind, one of Kugler-Womako’s most successful binding machines in the market, features in its latest version a shorter and easier change-over. Thanks to its modular design, the ProBind meets the requirements for a wide variety of end products in the stationery and book-binding industries. 

In addition, the semi-automatic EcoBinder binding machine from Kugler-Womako demonstrates that environmentally-friendly binding with paper rings - which can also be individually printed - constitutes an innovative alternative to plastic and metal bindings. 

Beside the three exhibits, Pemco presents the SHM Digicut, a highly flexible precision sheeter for digital, cut-size and folio-size formats. Digital printing calls for a variety of sizes and materials for even the smallest order volumes. With the SHM Digicut, all types of material from digital printing paper, coated paper and board up to film can be converted. Flexible working widths as well as fast changeover times allow for the efficient production of small volumes too.  

Another innovative new development awaits the visitor: Kugler-Womako is showing a video presentation of the newly developed PrimeBinder – the first fully automatic binding machine that produces photo books made of genuine photo paper with a laminated lay-flat binding – from the roll to the hardcover bound book. 

With its modern and fresh design, booth C55 in hall 15 provides an attractive environment for the joint presence of the three sister companies E.C.H. Will, Pemco and Kugler-Womako.     

E.C.H. Will GmbH

E.C.H. Will GmbH, based in Wedel near Hamburg, is a leading supplier of machinery for the paper manufacturing and converting industry. The product range includes cut-size sheeters for the production of communication paper (2-16 pockets), folio-size sheeting machines for paper and board, converting lines for the production of ruled and unruled layers, exercise books and folded sheets for the entry-level, mid-range and high-end markets. A converting solution for the industrial production of digitally printed books completes the portfolio.  

Pemco Inc.

Pemco Inc., based in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA, is a leading manufacturer of cut-size paper wrapping and packaging machinery, specialty stationery envelope packaging machines, folio-size paper, board and metal plate wrapping and cartoning machines (Wrapmatic brand), as well as folio-size sheeting solutions for paper, board and other specialty materials (SHM brand). The product range also includes highly flexible digital sheeting solutions.  

Kugler-Womako GmbH

Kugler-Womako has a long tradition as a supplier of machinery for the paper converting industry. Its product portfolio includes double wire forming machines, machines for double wire, spiral and plastic spiral bindings, as well as a newly developed paper binding. In addition to punching machines and labeling systems, the company manufactures machines for the production of writing pads and folders, and guillotines for wet glue labels, films and other delicate specialty papers. Another product area is the manufacture of production lines for security documents with integrated microchips.