Formax is really revamping their product lineup! They've made headlines twice now in the last few weeks. We just got word that the Formax 2052 pressure sealer is being discontinued shortly. The replacement model 2054 will be shipping very shortly. No word on exactly what changes this will bring, but looking at previous changes to the Formax lineup, here's what my guesses are:
- Higher monthly duty cycle.
- Simplified paper path.
- Touch screen interface.
- New security features
I repeat, these are just guesses. More information to come! Here is the official Press Release from Formax:
News Release: FD 2054 Pressure Sealer, Data Integrity Scanning System, FD 402TA1
DOVER, NH, October ’11: Formax introduces a new pressure seal system, plus a scanning system for document data integrity and verification. The new FD 2054 joins the Formax AutoSeal® line, replacing the FD 2052, and utilizes the latest Formax folding technology. The FD 2054 is a fully automatic pressure sealer which provides the ultimate tabletop solution for processing pressure sensitive one-piece mailers. Designed with ease of operation and efficiency in mind, the FD 2054 automatically detects and adjusts for 11”, 14” and 17” forms. It features 5 pre-programmed standard folds for even panel C, V, Z and uneven/eccentric C and Z folds. It also has the ability to store up to 35 custom fold settings with the simple touch of a button. The FD 2054 utilizes a drop-in three-roller feed system which produces dependable feeding of forms with no paper fanning required. Forms are processed at speeds up to 16,450 per hour, and are output to an integrated telescoping conveyor with automated nip roller positioning, capable of holding up to 500 processed forms. The large 2.8” (71mm) backlit LCD display and user friendly control panel allow for untrained operators to walk up and start processing pressure seal forms with little to no instruction. The FD 2054 advanced software allows for all standard fold types and paper sizes to be customized to meet your particular needs. The duty cycle has been dramatically increased from 125,000 pieces/month to 200,000/month. Options include a fully enclosed cabinet for storage and 402 Series Joggers to reduce static electricity and align forms for proper feeding. These features combine to make the FD 2054 an ideal solution for streamlining your post processing. The Formax Data Integrity Scanning System provides simultaneous data integrity and print quality inspection for mail processing, secure printing and label inspection applications. The Scanning System has been requested by numerous Formax customers, including banking institutions, insurance companies and other financial services firms. The System is capable of reading OCR or Barcodes to verify sequencing and identify duplicate and missing pieces. The software pulls together images and data collected from the single-camera system and allows the implementation of any number of software tools to read, control, inspect, verify, log and report. The Data Integrity Scanning System is ideal for use with Formax inserters, 6304 Series and above, and production pressure sealers. The new Formax FD 402TA1 Tabletop Air Jogger is an ideal solution for print shops and production houses with limited space. This compact, powerful model aligns and dries sheets in a single process while reducing static electricity. Features include a tilting jog bin, three operating modes, and variable air pressure and speed control to process up to 940 sheets at a time in sizes up to 12” x 18””.