From the components to the complete installation
For many years Baumüller is the leading company in automation and drive systems for printing machines, from sheet-fed printing to label printing up to newspaper printing. Thereby, Baumüller is not active in the actual printing process only but also in the preparatory and post-processing stage. Long years of collaboration with the machine manufacturers has allowed Baumüller to provide all sectors of the printing industry with innovative and optimized drive solutions for your competitive advantage.
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The printing sector is reinventing itsself. As a long-standing technology partner of the leading machine manufacturers in the printing and paper industry we help shape the process of change active. For decades Baumüller develops, plans and produces drive and automation systems for the printing and paper industry in cooperation with the customers.
The reliability, robust design and high availability of our automation systems make us your competent partner for your printing machines.
To provide flexibility and optimizations of the setup time, more and more direct drives are being used in printing machines. This is independent of sheet-fed or reel-fed machines, which have to adapt to increasing demands whose system limits continue to increase: For example, more than 20,000 sheets per hour or more than 70,000 pages per hour in reel-fed printing. Baumüller made single-drive technology in printing applications into standard business in various areas early on. Because of the special design of our motors, we can reduce the number of mechanical components on the axes and even do without the need for gears.
Your benefits: DST - direct, accurate and flexible
High-torque synchronous motors for applications with the most extreme torque requirements, even with axial loads.
- One engineering template for your system assembled from our standard software blocks
- Scalable in functional scope and drive power
- One customized solution from a combination of standard solutions
In sheet paper processing, whether this involves printing or other processing steps, the precise material flow becomes even more important at higher speeds. Baumüller supports the upper limits, for example, of up to 20,000 sheets per hour with the required dynamic and software functions. If your demands to the material to be processed should ever change, the transition can be completed quickly and smoothly.
Your benefits: Format flexibility
You have built your system based on a modular concept. In doing so, you have combined new machines from our function blocks and are now focusing on project specific requirements. Feeding and stacking are synchronized to your downstream stations, giving you the flexibility you need to handle different formats.
- Scalable in functional performance and drive power
- Synchronized with downstream processes
- Flexible handling of different formats
The gripper retrieves a feed element of variable dimensions from a variable location and places it in a dynamically defined position. Our stacker performs this task in reverse order. Thus, we ensure subsequent processing in a defined manner.
Personalization is becoming increasingly important in advanced production processes. In addition to the content, the format of the message is an important aspect. We use intelligent systems to ensure that machines are extremely flexible so that setup and job changeover times are minimized. With the help of Baumüller’s engineering framework ProMaster you can finish the machine configuration, parameterization and programming in the shortest amount of time.
Baumüller in an interview with the Head of Development Department of the Gallus Group
Baumüller products are used in numerous types of machines and systems as well as their functional modules. Examples:
- Drives for printing presses
- Register drives
- Web tension drives
- Winder applications
- Adjustment and positioning drive systems
- Color/damping unit drives
- Cross cutter drives
- Punching and post-processing drives
- Main drives
- Direct drives
- Feeder drives etc.
Thanks to the reliability, robustness and high availability of its drive systems, Baumüller has become a competent partner for producers of printing presses.