The ultimate concept with up to 5 functions having flexibility in mind to meet your needs – in terms of technology, quantity and versatility. Complete freedom to choose the point of time of a possible extension, but in particular with regard of the many combination possibilities arising out of the five components and the base unit. The modular conception of FUTURA allows a very individual configuration fitted to the needs. Minimum 17 different installation options are available; eight of them offer even parallel production mode.
Given our expertise of saddle stitching and being the market leader in stitching heads, it’s no surprise we recognize the market’s needs. A combination of experience with our hybrid saddle stitcher models DIGI-Finisher and DIGI-FS9, along with the growing list of customer needs, led to the FUTURA. A machine concept that offers unrestricted configuration and possibilities on the long run, while also taking into account the trend of smaller jobs with a continuously increasing variety and yet more individual products. You cannot change the wind, but you can adjust the sails.
And the HHS-Futura allows exactly just that, thanks to infinite freedom with the modular configuration of five different feeding systems capable to be connected within an open concept. That’s a real luxury.
In addition to the winning argument of flexibility on the long run FUTURA includes as well interesting advantages to improve the efficiency. Depending on the level of configuration the concept delivers additionally also potential to savings compared to the competitor’s alternatives: reduced energy cost, less environmental emission, less space and less operators. According to the chosen expansion phase of combinations FUTURA copes with the capability of normally two separate machines. All this going along with a clear and manageable investment cost.
A solid base for the FUTURA - A stitching unit with automated wire length and thickness adjustment including stitching leg via a 15 inch color touchscreen with intuitive and non-text design and a trimmer allowing a B4 final format with optimum trimming quality. Thus, making it extremely user friendly. Permanent part of the FUTURA builds the proven Hohner stitching unit and trimmer. Stitching thickness of up to 5 mm and – in the spirit of maximum ease of use – a reverse mode at the trimmer are our standard. Relying on this solid core components, FUTURA can include up to five different alternatives and combinable feeding systems, all modular and expandable.
Infinite modularity - The shown configuration reflects a compact minimal version, which of course can easily be converted to a fully equipped saddle binder version according to the possibilities of the HSB 9.000, Hohner’s tool-less saddle stitcher. Four different feeders to freely choose from and combine: Cover Feeder, Horizontal Feeder, Vertical Feeder and Compact Plano Sheet Feeder.
Either from a printed web or from sheets - Futura easily becomes a perfect DIGI-Finisher when completed by the buckle folder T50 of MBO Postpress Solutions equipped with the latest generation of M1 machine control; or with the unwinder UW23 with a web diameter of up to 52“ together with the sheeter SVC525C. Depending on the needs, production can be started with a buckle folder from sheets or with an unwinder and sheeter from a printed web. Thus, frankly speaking, this digital finishing mode covers both alternatives. Important to note, that whether you’re looking for a new investment today or thinking about something down the road, Hohner has the highest flexibility to achieve your goals.
The component for folding and scoring - Extreme time saving thanks to the integrated pre-process of the folding for a sheet length of up to 1300 mm and a width of 520 mm (in optional version even up to 660 mm). Scoring and folding unit with a separate servo drive a tool less positive negative adjustability. The fold stitching module allows a production inline through folding plates of the integrated fold machine and within the same process, folding and delivering the signatures straight on the collating chain. In combination with the collating tower, other alternative component, the scoring and folding unit within the Hohner puzzle can become a multifunctional used part of the line. So the former DIGI-FS9 will now be labelled HHS-Futura-FS9.
For high-precision and high-performance production of folded products like signatures and flyers for medium and high print run lengths in a B1 format / 70 x 100 cm. The crossfolding mode, in the current layout offered by MBO Postpress Solutions with the K70 - widens the capability range of the FUTURA to folded products by a fold in a B1 format / 70 x 100 cm like signatures and flyers for medium and high print run lengths – solving even the most complicated folding impositions.
Nonstopproduction inclusive - In the modular and flexible concept FUTURA also includes with this new solid Hohner designed tower, the inline collating function and offers customers the chance to choose an adapted non-stop production if needed. Space saving and compact for a wide range of paper weight. With this new inline collating component of proven solid Hohner engineering, the versatility grows further and makes the machine a long term flexible concept well into the future. With an infeed width of 364 mm and a sheet length of 610 mm, the machine can handle a small format of 160 x 120 mm and a landscape format of 267 x 610 mm. The tower is offered with 6 – 8 and 10 paper bin and is designed for a wide range of paper weights for both the content and the cover. Moreover, the 90° delivery of Hohner engineering grants a smooth feeding straight on the collating chain. Depending on the desired converting mode the 90° delivery fulfils a real double function; it can stitch from 90° delivery mode to a simple by-pass function when being used in combination with another feeding component. Thus, the digital application from whether print roll or sheet feeding. This new collating tower now offers customers the chance to choose an adapted non-stop production if needed. Completed by this space saving compact feeding alternative the machine hardly has any limits.