Wiesbaden, Germany invests in a new IBIS Smart-binder
The new IBIS Smart-binder SB-3 Plus, which has
provided a game-changing solution for R+V, one of Germany's
largest insurance companies, has been featured
in Postmaster-Magazin, one of Germany's top specialist
publications covering finishing systems.
In the monthly magazine's Mailing and Mailroom section,
the spotlight was on how IBIS has helped R+V in a story
that ran over one-and-a-third pages. Three photographs
were part of the feature, including two of the IBIS system
that has been repainted in red/gray colors as requested
R+V has been using IBIS's older model Smart-binder SB-3
during the last 6 years, with excellent maintenance and
support from Kern GmbH. This has helped R+V to produce
more than a million highly-personalised insurance policy
booklets at its headquarters in Wiesbaden. Fed from a
high-speed Kern roll unwinder and web-cutter, these policies
are made using IBIS's unique and patented ISG (Individual
Sheet Gluing) system. The ISG binding technique is
chosen by R+V because of its ability to produce booklets
up to 10mm thick which lay flat (for envelope inserting)
and for the additional insurance policy 'page-security'
which this gluing process provides.
new model 'Smart-binder SB-3 Plus' has recently
been installed to replace the older machine and to 'raise
the bar' for R+V by providing a 30% increase in productivity.
This new system produces high quality personalised (digitally
printed) policy documents containing between four and
180 pages, with a separately fed cover.
As a specialist supplier to digital print finishing systems
we can provide distinct benefits for our customers . The
processing of ISG glue binding, as used by R+V and many
other IBIS customers, allows continual variation in page
content without stopping or pausing the sheet flow, up
to maximum booklet thickness of 10mm. "No other system
in the world is able to do this."
Hees, Head of the Print Centre for R+V expressed his
satisfaction in the article, pointing out that it is essential
that all documents they produce have to make a 'valued
quality impression'. And it has also stopped fraudulent
manipulations, which has been the case sometimes in the
past. "Since we have been using integrated gluing
we never had a doubtful case," said Mr Hees. "We
do not glue single pages but a full booklet that can only
be torn apart by force. Such a manipulation attempt would
necessarily be detected - a fraudster realises this and
does not even try."
Smart-binder SB-3 'Plus' system features for R+V
- Feed directly from a high speed Kern roll unwinder
and web cutter
- 30% increase in productivity
- Cover feeder with new-design Auto-loader and ability
to feed covers with 'windows'
- ISG cold-glue binding used for all booklets
- Bar code control of page sequence for variable
- 3-knife trimmer with new high-speed transport
- In-line Duerselen system for drilling two or four
'file holes' in each booklet
personalised (variable thickness) policies, made
on the IBIS Smart-binder 'SB-3 Plus' represent
R+V 's commitment to their customers:
further technical and application information
go to www.ibis-bindery.com
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