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27 March 2018

Loyalty to the brand: AO Kostroma acquires KOLBUS perfect binding line

«We have been acquainted with KOLBUS for more than 15 years, have been at the plant in Germany several times and we saw even the Sigloch machines in the showroom. By the way, one of them, a glue-off machine, was specially developed for our company, when in Soviet times the production was focused on tear-off calendars. Our joint path and trusted relations predetermined our choice of KOLBUS perfect binding line», said Dmitry Novikov, the Executive Director of AO «Kostroma».

Kolbus perfect binding line was purchased as part of the modernization of the plant, as the equipment installed earlier could no longer cope with the current operations. The main component, of course, is KM 610 A, designed for the production of perfect binding products. KM 610 A is the first machine of the next generation of KOLBUS company in Russia. Among the differences from the previous version, KM 600, is a high speed of 8,000 cycles per hour and an updated CoPilot control system. The new CoPilot has become even more convenient: a modern interface based on Windows 10 allows selecting even the color gamut of the screen and the composition of the buttons on the main control panel. An important change on  KM 610 A is a faster readjusting from format to format.

As parts of the perfect binding line, it is also necessary to distinguish  ZU 805 gathering machine and HD 153.P three-knife book trimmer line. ZU 805 is a rotary drum collator, which is designed for collating of folded signatures and single sheets. HD 153.P is a machine for three-sided cutting of blocks and brochures, mainly used as a part of high-speed lines due to high performance and a convenient accumulating unit.

Kolbus perfect binding line will allow the enterprise to cope easily not only with the current tasks, but also to reach a higher level, for example: to produce products with a thin spine 2-3 mm in width; to perform faster and easier work on the production of a binding with flaps; operate at a speed of up to 8,000 cycles per hour.

AO "Kostroma" produces a variety of printing products: from note-paper to high-quality full-color titles with any kind of decoration, cartographic products and protected printing products, including blank forms of securities. In addition to providing printing services, the company carries out its own publishing activities, offering a wide range of tear-off, flip, quarterly and desk blotter calendars, various graphic products, book miniatures and much more.

The SIKO Group of Companies is one of the leading suppliers of industrial equipment for the corrugated and printing industry in Russia and CIS countries. The company provides service, technological support,  supply of original spare parts and consumables.

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