Konica Minolta Launches SheetFeeder Roll Feed System Partnership
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Inc. (Konica Minolta) has announced the availability of the Tecnau SheetFeeder KM 2250. The SheetFeeder roll feed system cuts sheets from a large, 50-inch diameter roll and feeds them, on-demand, to the bizhub PRESS monochrome digital production printer for up to 14 hours of uninterrupted time. The SheetFeeder KM 2250 sits next to the input side of the printer and includes a quick-change unwinder and precision cutter.
The Tecnau SheetFeeder KM 2250 enhances the performance of the bizhub PRESS, providing the following benefits:
SheetFeeder KM 2250 creates all form sizes the printer can handle, right up to a large, 13-by-19.2-inch sheet, over the printer's basis weight range of 40 to 350 gsm.
- Long-run productivity: Increases output, reducing downtime and minimizing the need for operator intervention.
- Lowers paper costs: Purchasing paper in rolls instead of sheets can save 20 percent or more on non-commodity papers.
- Handle multiple job specs: SheetFeeder options allow for running of pre-printed forms, performing hole-punching and more — allowing additional run applications inline for faster, more cost-effective print output.
- Eco-friendly reliability: Reliable sheet transport, with a patented single-sheet feeding mechanism, feeds sheets to the print engine on demand.
Currently the Tecnau SheetFeeder KM 2250 is compatible with the following monochrome bizhub PRESS models: bizhub PRESS 2250P, bizhub PRESS 1250/1250P and bizhub PRESS 1052.
"The Tecnau SheetFeeder KM 2250 offers customers the best solution to meet their needs, making this a great addition — users print more in less time while lowering paper and labor costs," said Kevin Kern, senior vice president of business intelligence solutions, Konica Minolta. "Users may switch between 8.5-by-11-inch and 11-by-17-inch applications without changing rolls, delivering maximum performance and image quality."