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.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital 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.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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