Plockmatic Group, based in Stockholm, Sweden, has announced the release of the MPS XL Multi-Purpose Stacker – a flexible, cost-effective stacking solution designed to attach to a selection of Xerox production printing systems.
The Plockmatic MPS XL Multi-Purpose Stacker provides a simple docking/ undocking system to enable the easy transportation of printed work, while the motorised Stacking Table makes it easy to lift and manage heavy paper stacks. MPS XL attaches to the Xerox Production Ready Finisher Plus and is currently available the new Iridesse; the new Versant 4100; and the new Versant 280.
The MPS XL provides the link between the printer and the finishing device that will help to create the complete application, helping digital print providers turn over-sized sheets into profitable, professionally produced printed work. Sheets fed into the MPS XL can easily be moved to another finishing device, for example the Morgana AutoCut Pro from Plockmatic.
Cost-Effective Stacking for Long Sheet Applications
Conventional stackers can only handle a small number of long sheets. The MPS XL supports true production quantities. It also allows for thicker paper stock up to 400 gsm. Key benefits include:
Facilitating paper stacking and handling during the finishing process
Makes it easy for operators to handle longer sheets
Enable easy transportation of paper stacks to the next step in the finishing process.
Commenting on behalf of Plockmatic, Jakob Ekeberg, vice president of product, said: “The market is evolving towards new digital applications that require longer sheets, so print room operators need a solution that will allow them to stack, handle, and transport them. The MPS XL makes printing and transporting long sheets as easy as standard size sheets. The product offers a unique combination of features – stacking, lifting, and transporting – in a single product that cannot be found elsewhere.”
Main components of the MPS XL:
The Control Panel allows the user to control the MPS XL and the printer from one simple interface. The MPS XL can communicate jams and soft stops to the upstream Xerox printer, allowing the operator to pause and resume the printer directly from the MPS XL.
The Infeed Unit contains an active infeed roller, active side joggers, and a fan to help cool and stack paper. The infeeder roller receives paper from the upstream printing device and pushes the paper into the stacker while the active joggers toggle every few sheets to improve stack quality. Fan speed is automatic, based on information received from the printer, however, it can also be controlled from the control panel by the operator.
The Stacking Table accepts papers as small as 210 x 210mm / 8.27 x 8.27’’all the way up to paper that is 330mm/13” wide and 1200mm/47.2” long. The table automatically steps down in small increments as sheets are stacked. The table has two sections, where one section slides in and out of the other section. In its compact form the table is 715mm/28.1” long.
The MPS XL will be available from October 3rd 2022, and can be ordered via Xerox.