SmartStacker Digital B2 Finishing

Standard Horizon

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Standard Horizon SmartStacker
Smart Sheet Processing System

Process B2 digital print simpler and smarter. The new HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press, with its B2 (20” x 29”) format, makes it possible to produce new digital commercial applications and increase imposition efficiency, boosting productivity and lowering costs. Horizon SmartStacker complements HP Indigo’s strategy of delivering an efficient end-to-end solution.

The SmartStacker helps increase automation for faster job turnaround and less waste and errors, resulting in higher productivity, quality and profitability.

The world of digital printing is now at ‘commercial’ quality and reliability, and the upstream processes are smart and increasingly automated. Traditional, labor intensive finishing methods cannot keep pace and erode profit and efficiencies. With the introduction of the SmartStacker, Horizon and HP Indigo offer a revolutionary, integrated, high-performance solution for automated cutting, trimming, collating and stacking. In-line or near-line, the

SmartStacker is capable of delivering finished product from postcards to posters, individual sheets or sets to in-line folding or stitching, book block output for book binding or stacked output for packaging.

Product Configurations
  • Near-line operation with Sheet Feeder - The SmartStacker can be operated as a near-line system. The Horizon, newly designed sheet feeder accommodates B2 (20” x 29”) sheets at up to 4,500 sheets per hour. The Finishing Line Controller (FLC) controls all setup and operation of the SmartStacker by use of JDF workflow. Near-line SmartStacker can serve multiple HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press units and other HP Indigo presses.
  • In-line operation with HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press - The SmartStacker can be connected directly to the HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press. Print submission, print, and sheet processing can be performed without any manual operation for higher sheet integrity and an efficient workflow
  • Finishing extensions (planned) - The SmartStacker can be connected with the Horizon signature folder, saddle-stitcher or perfect binder to achieve total finishing automation.
What are the processing capabilities of the SmartStacker?
  • Cut, Collate and Stack
  • Gutter Cut and Edge Trim
  • B2 Size Stack
  • Scoring
  • Multiple Job Separation
  • Blank Page Removal
View the Extended Tab for additional information.
  • Near-line operation with Sheet Feeder
  • In-line operation with HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press
  • Finishing Extension (planned)
  • Cut, Collate and Stack
  • Gutter Cut and Edge Trim
  • Multiple Job Separation
  • Blank Page Removal
  • B2 Size Stack
  • FLC (Finishing Line Controller)
  • Operation Console)
  • Production Speed 2,200 to 4,600 sheets/hr (Production speed differs depending on number of cut in 1st Process Unit and type/condition of sheets)
  • Scoring - One positive line at center when sheet is divided into two at the 2nd process unit
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Smart Stacker Specifications
Sheet Size (Before Cut) Max. 762 x 530 mm / 30.00” x 20.86”
Min. 279.4 x 330 mm / 11.0” x 12.99”
Sheet Size (After Cut) Merge Stacker Max. 380 x 530 mm / 14.96” x 20.86”
Min. 100 x 105 mm / 3.93” x 4.13”
When optional scoring unit is installed
With Scoring:
127 x 178 mm / 5” x 7”
Without Scoring:
148 x 105 mm / 5.83” x 4.13”
B2 Stacker (Option) Max. 762 x 530 mm / 30.00" x 20.86"
Min. 420 x 210 mm / 16.54" x 8.27"
Sheet Feeder Capacity (Option) Max.800 mm / 31.4” [within 500 kg / 1,101.3 lb]
Sheet Stacking Style/Stack Capacity Merge Stacker Straight Stack or 10 mm / 0.39" Offset Stack
Maximum Stack Height: 254 mm / 10.00"
B2 Stacker (Option) Straight Stack or 10 mm / 0.39" Offset Stack
Maximum Stack Height: 850 mm / 33.46"
Sheet Weight Range Normal Paper: 64 to 400 gsm
Coated Paper: 64 to 400 gsm
Paper Thickness: 3 to 24 pt (0.076 to 0.61 mm / 0.003” to 0.024”)
*1 pt=1/1,000”
Production speed needs to be reduced depending on sheet weight
range and type of sheet.
Edge Trim Amount 0 mm (slit) or 5 to 60 mm / 0.20" to 2.36"
Gutter Trim Amount 0 mm (slit) or 6 to 15 mm / 0.24” to 0.59”
Production Speed 2,200 to 4,600 sheets/hr.
* Production speed differs depending on number of cut in 1st Process Unit and
type /condition of sheets.
* HP press may need to slow down depending on the sheet condition in case of
inline configuration.
Number of Cut 1st Process Unit : 1 to 7 columns (14 cutters)
2nd Process Unit : 1 to 4 rows (8 cutters)
Scoring (Option) One positive scoring line at center when the sheet is divided into two at
the 2nd process unit.
Finished Size Max. 178 x 254 mm / 7” x 10”
Min. 127 x 178 mm / 5” x 7”
User Interface 12-inch Touch Panel (Mounted on the merge conveyor)
Merge Stacker Delivery Button (Mounted on the merge stacker)
Emergency Stop Buttons (Mounted on the 1st regist unit, the 2nd regist
unit, the merge conveyor, and the merge stacker)
Voltage/Frequency 3-phase 200 to 220 V, 50 / 60 Hz
3-phase 380 to 415 V, 50 Hz (Step down by Transformer)
Rated Current Smart Stacker 3-phase 208 V, 50 / 60 Hz, 19 / 20 A
3-phase 220 V, 50 / 60 Hz, 18 / 19A
3-phase 400 V, 50 / 60 Hz, 9.6 A
Sheet Feeder 3-phase 208 V, 50 / 60 Hz, 7.6 / 8.9 A
3-phase 220 V, 50 / 60 Hz, 7.8 / 8.5 A
3-phase 400 V, 50 / 60 Hz, 4.9 / 5.6 A
Power Consumption Smart Stacker 3-phase 200 V, 50 / 60 Hz, 5.8 / 5.7kW
Sheet Feeder (Option) 3-phase 200 V, 50 / 60 Hz, 2.3 / 2.8 kW
*Horizon SmartStacker was designed in for the HP Indigo 10000 in cooperation with HP Indigo. The machine design and specifications are subject to change without any notice.
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Cut, Collate and Stack
SmartStacker can cut a maximum 762 x 530 mm (30.00” x 20.86”) sheet into B2, B3, A3, A4 ……minimum A6 (100 x 105 mm / 3.93” x 4.13”). With Max. 7 columns across sheet direction and Max. 4 rows along sheet direction, 28 properly imposed 2-sided pages per sheet (i.e. 56 A6 pages) can be processed. A high capacity stack can be delivered with off-set separation or as a straight stack. Individual package delivery is also possible.
Gutter Cut and Edge Trim
Full image bleed and accurate margins are achieved through gutter cutting and edge trimming. The gutter cut is variable from 6 mm to 15 mm or slit only can be chosen. Edge trimming is adjustable from 5 mm to 60 mm.
Gutter cut and trimmed waste paper are rejected into an evacuation unit.
Multiple Job Separation
When multiple jobs (up to two jobs per sheet) are imposed in one sheet, each job can be offset stacked. (Requires Finishing Line Controller.)
Scoring
Two lines of scoring can be performed in the second processing section for greeting card and brochure applications.
Blank Page Removal
Depending on the imposition, a blank page(s) with no print may appear on the parent sheet. These blank sheets or pages are automatically rejected at the 2nd process unit. Unwanted blank pages are never stacked with printed product. (Requires Finishing Line Controller).
B2 Size Stacker
Larger sheet applications such as maps or B2 size posters can be processed on the SmartStacker with full image bleed by means of edge trim only. (Optional B2 Stacker is required).