DOVER, NH: Formax is pleased to introduce the Atlas C102 Automatic Air-Feed Creaser/Perforator, an upgraded model which replaces the Atlas C100. New features include a quick-release blade system, height-adjustable outfeed stacker, extended infeed deck, and an optional cross and part perforation kit.
The quick-release blade system allows for easy changing from creasing to cross perforating, without using any tools. It features variable creasing depth, which can be adjusted using a simple sliding lever, to accommodate various paper weights.
An extended infeed deck now accommodates sheets up to 35” L x 13” W. The outfeed stacker can be adjusted to match the paper stack height and keeps processed sheets neatly organized for quick and easy removal.
The Atlas C102 features a 7” color touchscreen with user-friendly graphics-based set-up, 50 programmable jobs, and a reliable bottom-suction air-feed system for continuous loading of printed sheets, with no loss of feeding accuracy. Perforating capabilities are also standard, with a wide range of wheels to suit various applications.
Variable speed control allows the Atlas C102 to handle a wide variety of sheet sizes and thicknesses. With the ability to produce up to 16 creases per sheet, it can process up to 8,500 sheets (8.5” x 11”) or up to 11,000 sheets (6.5” x 8.5”) per hour. The C102 features fully-automatic setup, calculating the crease positions based on paper size and setting them accordingly.
To avoid the cracking which often happens with traditional circular scoring blades, the Atlas C102 utilizes a unique rule-and-matrix mechanism, shown here. This method compresses paper fibers instead of cutting them, virtually eliminating cracks on a creased or folded edge. The creasing matrix is guaranteed for life.
Options include a cross and part perforation kit, narrow sheet guide, narrow creasing matrix and perforating wheels.
With rugged metal construction, a compact footprint, and a range of user-friendly features, the Atlas C102 is an ideal addition to small print shops and production facilities with limited space that want to expand their digital print finishing capabilities.
Formax Direct has been a leading reseller and servicing dealer in the New England area for more than 20 years, representing the complete Formax product line along with a number of top mailing equipment lines. The quality and expansiveness of the Neopost/Hasler product line is a perfect fit to the Formax Direct offerings.