K.W.Doggett installs Australia's first SHM 1650 DR sheeter from Pemco
K.W.Doggett Fine Paper is one of Australia's leading suppliers of printing and writing paper and cartonboard to the printing and design markets, with warehouses and offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide. The SHM 1650 DR is located in Melbourne.
"This machine, by sheeting virtually everything from 45 gsm newsprint to heavy coated bleach boards and composite boards, helps us offer a full spectrum to our client base," says Simon Doggett, the paper house's Managing Director. "It also doubles or even quadruples our throughput for some products, facilitates planning, and significantly lowers our converting costs whilst enhancing our already high quality standards."
With the high speeds and close tolerances of modern printing equipment, the quality of paper sheeting has become critically important. The SHM 1650 DR (also available in a 1450 mm working width) produces clean, highly precise output on pressready pallets, while requiring less operator involvement even at high speeds.
K.W.Doggett Fine Paper's customers enjoy reduced press downtime and minimised operational disruption. Precise, flat sheet presentation means fewer jams associated with sheet misfeeds at the press infeed gripper system. Pemco's industryleading cut quality and cleanliness virtually eliminate unplanned blanket washdowns. And the machine rejects splices that could otherwise damage press makeready.
The new machine's versatility will also help the paper firm expand its service to other folio sheet users. K.W.Doggett Fine Paper can respond more quickly to market demands, and the high product quality supports ongoing customer satisfaction.
The SHM sheeter completely eliminates need for a postsheeting process, where K.W.Doggett Fine Paper formerly needed to trim and clean up the output by guillotining.
The operator's job is made easier, involving less apprehension and better use of time. Changeovers are minimal, even for thin papers that used to require careful setting of machine parameters.
Purchase and installation of the new sheeter were facilitated by Graph-Pak Pty Ltd, the Australian sales agent for KPL companies and their brands. Prior to sale, K.W.Doggett Fine Paper evaluated performance at Pemco's headquarters in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA, including sheeting of a particularly challenging lightweight stock.
Several features of the SHM sheeter make it unusually adept at sheeting very flexible lightweight coated and twoside coated paper stocks. Its dualrotary design assures cuts are clean and precise, while an advanced antistatic system allows problemfree overlapping, even with four reels running. The operator can also adjust overlap and other operational functions of the sheeter to maximise productivity.
On lightweight stock, K.W.Doggett Fine Paper technicians fully expect to exceed 200m/min in daily operation, and on heavier products such as 450 gsm Kraftback carton board, speeds of 350 m/min can be achieved.
Pemco, based in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA, is a leading manufacturer of cutsize paper wrapping and packaging machinery, specialty stationery envelope packaging machines, foliosize paper, board and metal plate wrapping and cartoning machines (Wrapmatic brand), as well as foliosize sheeting solutions for paper, board and other specialty materials (SHM brand).
Pemco is part of Körber PaperLink, an international supplier of system solutions for the paper and tissue converting industries.
K.W.Doggett Fine Paper
K.W.Doggett Fine Paper is an independent, family owned paper merchant specialising in creative paper solutions for both the print and design markets. The business employs more than 200 people across four Australian states. Each office is headed up by a state manager and a local team that operate the warehouse, sales, specifications and samples departments.
Graph-Pak Pty Ltd
Graph-Pak is the exclusive Australian sales agent for the KPL companies and brands E.C.H. Will, Pemco, SHM, Wrapmatic and Kugler-Womako. Headquartered near Sydney, New South Wales, Graph-Pak focuses on the distribution of packaging, printing and converting products throughout Australia, New Zealand and the surrounding Pacific Islands. The company has branch offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide. Graph-Pak also offers engineering services, fabrication, and manufacturing.