Glasgow-based MBM Print has installed a new Palamides Delta 502 Pro fully automatic stack-forming delivery system to feed its bindery equipment, with the aim of improving productivity and reducing operating costs.

Purchased from Friedheim International, the Delta 502 Pro was installed at MBM facility in East Kilbride in April 2022. MBM has a range of digital, web and lithographic presses and a diverse offering that includes complex data-driven print and supply chain management.

Installing the Palamides automatic delivery machine means the number of staff required to run the company’s Müller Martini saddle stitching machine has been significantly reduced, allowing staff to focus on other tasks and increasing overall production capacity.

The Delta Pro range is said by Friedheim to offer a number of advantages over existing models, including increased operating sizes on the Delta Pro 502 and the larger Palamides Delta Pro 703. Both models also feature a new screen that is more operator-friendly than existing models and are claimed to ‘set new standards for speed and format range, while trouble-free sealing of the band is ensured with the sturdy, reliable electronic impulse welding system’.

This ensures that products printed on heavy weight materials that are likely to spring open are handled without problems, along with slippery materials and products with bulky spines. A buffer table ensures that the products are delivered to the operator at the correct height and provides enough room for the operator to check and pack the bundles of finished product.

The Delta Pro also monitors the products at the infeed and ejects any that are incorrectly folded or trimmed before the collating area of the machine.