The NEW Morgana AutoCreaser Pro XL – with innovative feeding system and APC (Adaptive Process Control)

This year’s drupa should have been the 20th birthday celebration for the Morgana AutoCreaser and the platform to launch the latest version – the AutoCreaser Pro XL. Since its introduction at drupa 2000, the AutoCreaser has solved the problem of material and toner cracking for many thousands of printers around the globe and is still the benchmark creasing technology in its class.

The latest, 6th generation machine is packed with new features to meet the changing demands of the current market, whilst retaining the key heavy duty, robust blade and matrix system which has served it so well over each of the previous versions of the AutoCreaser.

Commenting on the release, Ray Hillhouse, VP Sales & Marketing for the Plockmatic Group Offline Business Unit, said: “The original AutoCreaser released back in 2000 put Morgana at the vanguard of digital finishing. This latest Pro XL model demonstrates that we continue to listen to what the market needs. There have now been nearing 10,000 units of all versions of this market leading family of creasers sold since the original in the year 2000. With this new addition we can show that the ever reliable creaser simply gets more versatile, easier to use and above all more productive.”

The Morgana AutoCreaser Pro XL is an easy to use, highly automated paper creasing and perforating system with a newly designed intelligent vacuum top feeder. The unique creasing rule in the AutoCreaser eliminates paper tearing and therefore cracking in printed materials. This new variant of the machine has been developed to handle the ever increasing demand for long sheet finishing, while the new Adaptive Process Control (APC) monitors sheet feeding in a closed loop process, delivering outstanding performance and reliability.

The new AutoCreaser Pro XL is specifically designed to handle the widest range of media. The feeder continuously checks the paper float zone and automatically makes adjustments on the fly. This is an industry first for a product of this class and ensures highest ever feed reliability. Operators of all skill levels can get the most out of the AutoCreaser Pro XL.
With a maximum running speed of 8,500 A4 sheets per hour, with no loss of accuracy, this is Morgana’s most productive creaser to date. The new AutoCreaser Pro XL takes a maximum sheet size of up to 385mm x 1300mm with the table extension, which comes as standard with this new machine.

The new intuitive user interface controls all the main functions of the AutoCreaser Pro XL. Using the screen is simplicity itself. Key in the sheet length, though popular sizes are pre-set, touch the fold type required for the finished product (letter, gate etc.) and press enter. The AutoCreaser Pro XL will automatically calculate where the creases need to be and set them accordingly. All settings and adjustments are made using the user interface so operation couldn’t be easier. An alpha-numeric memory allows an unlimited number of jobs to be stored and named as you choose. Any changes to the feed method, crease position and engineering settings can all be made through the user interface which has been developed and designed to make the AutoCreaser Pro XL easy to operate. You will simply process more jobs in less time.

The AutoCreaser Pro XL can be linked to the Morgana AutoFold Pro to provide an even more complete finishing solution. The Morgana AutoFold Pro is an automatic folding system designed specifically for the professional printer. Specially designed for folding digital stocks, it uses the patented “Flying Knife” technology, developed to prevent scuffing and marking on digital stocks. The AutoFold Pro is simply wheeled up to any creaser and the height of its vacuum feed conveyor adjusts to the height of the creaser.

Any changes to the feed method, crease position and engineering settings can all be made through the user interface which has been developed and designed to make the AutoCreaser Pro XL easy to operate. You will simply process more jobs in less time.

Perforations required?
Rotary perforation comes as standard on the AutoCreaser Pro range, with a wide variety of wheels available to suit all requirements. An optional cross perforating unit can be added for more complex jobs, and multiple perforation layouts can be achieved with the cross-perforation option.

Beginning with the launch of the revolutionary AutoCreaser in 2000, Morgana Systems has led the way in developing new and innovative solutions to cope with the special requirements of the digital printer. Since its acquisition by Plockmatic in 2013 the product portfolio has been extended with a wide range of bookletmaking systems to meet every production requirement.

Current product ranges include the Morgana DigiBook range of PUR perfect binders, and the recently introduced collection of bookletmakers, which have been developed jointly with Plockmatic. These include the BM3035/3050 and BM5000 models, and the Watkiss developed PowerSquareTM 160 and 224 models, all delivering market-leading, cutting edge binding solutions.

Full details of Morgana’s product line-up can be found at: www.morgana.co.uk