A note in a ‘Suggestion Box’ has led to the installation of an Audion Elektro EL-MATIC EM 24H automatic L-Sealer + TE-MATIC TM 18 shrink tunnel at Pensord Press in Blackwood, Gwent!
Says operations director Karl Gater: “One of our bindery assistants noted that our existing shrink wrapper was too slow and urgently needed replacing, so we took the comments on board, attended a couple of trade shows, decided on what machine best suited our needs, and following a good demo at Friedheim, placed the order.”
Pensord Press was formed in 1969 and operates out of two sites in Gwent, one concentrating on litho printing, the other digital output. Around 150 people work across both sites.
The majority of work undertaken by Pensord Press is periodical printing for publishers, with the remainder being general commercial (80% / 20% split). Most of the jobs are contractual covering around 300 titles, and these are on behalf of large, as well as small independent, publishers.
Says Karl Gater: “Two ladies currently operate the Audion and it is so simple to use that they did not need any training. Even I can run it! The quality of the shrink wrapping is excellent, and in terms of production throughput, since the Audion has been installed it has cut down on wrapping times by more than 50%!
“I therefore think that you can safely say that we have made a very good investment in choosing the Audion as our shrink wrapping solution!”