By: E&P Staff
This fall, The News Journal, Wilmington, Del., will install the first Goss Magnapak packaging systems equipped for collating and polywrapping as well as inserting. The system will be able to insert or collate and wrap a range of comic packs, Sunday completes and TMC packages to fully contain all inserts and preprinted sections.
Goss International will supply two shaftless Magnapak systems with a total of 70 stations. The system also will include Goss Omnizone supervisory controls and a Ferag UTR press gripper conveyor online to the two insert packaging systems. The Gannett daily will be able to produce standard inserted products to stackers as well as collated and/or inserted products wrapped and sealed in a poly-bag.
Both Magnapak systems will be configured for dual-delivery, allowing inserting into one jacket at up to 30,000 copies per hour or inserting into two separate jackets simultaneously at up to 60,000 copies per hour. One system will have 32 stations; the other will have 38 stations and be integrated with CMC’s new JWR Wrapper and dual stackers.
“We’ve worked closely with CMC for several years to fully integrate their wrapping technology with the Magnapak system and our controls,” Goss Sales Vice President Doug Gibson, said in a statement.