Hunkeler Systeme has three new surprises in store

Hunkeler Innovationdays 2019 – Lucerne 25 - 28 February

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The cutting module SSM-570 removes and shreds punch scraps downstream from a punch machine.

The new cutting module SSM-570, connected after the punch machines, removes and shreds and stamp scraps. In the SSM-570, rollers, turning synchronously with the punch machines, take the scraps to the cutting blades. Suction (optionally also a conveyor belt) removes the shredded material from the working area. The maximum working width for the SSM-570 is 570 mm at present. At Hunkeler Innovationdays 2019, the new cutting module is downstream to a rotating punch machine, BSR 550 Servo, from the company Bograma.

The new Hunkeler Document Destruction System HDDS 20 destroys paper documentation and electronic data carriers; for paper, the HDDS 20 fulfils the requirements for security levels P3 and P4 according to the Norm DIN 66399. For optical data carriers the system corresponds to all relevant security levels. The dust-free function of the HDDS 20 makes it ideal for document destruction in an office environment. Performance is – regardless of material to be destroyed – 30 kilos of shredded material per hour. The shredded material is compacted into briquettes.

The Hunkeler Document Destruction System HDDS 20 destroys paper documents and electronic data carriers

Another new development is the compact suction HKU 2000-N. It ensures nonstop-production on a comparatively small surface area with only one waste container. During the changeover of a full for an empty container, the paper waste is retained in a short-term buffer. The suction needn’t be switched off, and production without interruption is insured.

In Lucerne, Hunkeler Systeme disposes of production waste from the production lines of various exhibition partners via a central suction and compacting system. Additionally, another eight HKU-compact suction systems dispose of production waste on site at partner stands. On several Inkjet-printing systems, a paper de-dusting module I-PEM (integrated into the line) cleans the paper web before it enters the printing system. The I-PEM functions according to the negative pressure principle, without mechanical contact with the paper web.

Hunkeler Systeme AG, headquartered in Wikon, Switzerland, develops and constructs disposal systems of various sizes. The systems extend from small baling presses and press containers, via large suction and compacting systems to high security plants for securities destruction. Hunkeler Systeme, a globally active company, counts among its customers commercial and service industries, printers, packaging producers, secondary resource dealers, local communes, wood, synthetic and metal processing companies, large retail distributers and national financial institutes.

2023 promises an interesting ride for print in India

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. While the print and packaging industries have been resilient in the past 33 months since the pandemic lockdown of 25 March 2020, the commercial printing and newspaper industries have yet to recover their pre-Covid trajectory.

The fragmented commercial printing industry faces substantial challenges as does the newspaper industry. While digital short-run printing and the signage industry seem to be recovering a bit faster, ultimately their growth will also be moderated by the progress of the overall economy. On the other hand book printing exports are doing well but they too face several supply-chain and logistics challenges.

The price of publication papers including newsprint has been high in the past year while availability is diminished by several mills shutting down their publication paper and newsprint machines in the past four years. Indian paper mills are also exporting many types of paper and have raised prices for Indian printers. To some extent, this has helped in the recovery of the digital printing industry with its on-demand short-run and low-wastage paradigm.

Ultimately digital print and other digital channels will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future. For instance, there is no alternative to a rise in textbook consumption but this segment will only reach normality in the next financial year beginning on 1 April 2023.

Thus while the new normal is a moving target and many commercial printers look to diversification, we believe that our target audiences may shift and change. Like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

Our 2023 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock and reconnect with your potential markets and customers. Print is the glue for the growth of liberal education, new industry, and an emerging economy. We seek your participation in what promises to be an interesting ride.

– Naresh Khanna

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