The launch of every new product comes with its share of frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) that need to be addressed with the customer, regardless of the industry. The EHG Series Press is no exception. Below are the top most asked questions of Kluge regarding our new half sheet press. Read the questions and answers below to learn more.
Q:Where is theEHG Series Press manufactured?
A:Made in the USA. More specifically, at the Kluge headquarters in St. Croix Falls, WI.
Q: Are any parts for the EHD Press or EHF Press interchangeable with the EHG Series Press?
A:Many wear parts available for our 14×22 presses will work on our EHG Series Press.Larger componentssuch as the platen and side arms, aremostly incompatible with the EHG due to dimensional differences.
Q: What is the maximum sheet size?
A:The EHG Series Press can accommodate a sheet size of up to 22 x 30. Watch the EHG foil stamp and emboss a 20×28 sheet.
Q: What is the minimum sheet size?
A:The EHG Series Press can accommodate a sheet size as small as 8.5 x 11.
Q:Is theEHG Series Presscapable of diecutting?
A:Yes. The press can foil stamp, emboss and diecut. Watch the EHG diecut reinforced book covers.
Q: Where will you next be showing the EHG Series Press?
A:Graph Expo 2008 will be your next chance to seethe EHG demonstrated live. Booth # 3711.
Q: What is the maximum speed of the press?
A:Kluge in-house testing has shown thatthe EHG Series Press can run effectively at speeds of up to 1700 iph.
Q: How much does the EHG Series Press weigh?
A:While the EHD and EHF presses weigh approximately 4,400 lbs (1,996 kg), the EHG Series Press weighs approximately9,000 lbs (4,082 kg). Note, ship weights are slightly higher thanstandalone equipment weights.
Q: How much does the EHG Series Press cost?
A:There are many variables to consider when pricing an EHG. Contact Kluge headquarters to reach your regional sales representative for pricing information.
Q:What is the thinnest stock that theEHG Series Press can finish?
A:Stock thicknesses as thin as .003″ have been successfully finished on the EHG Series Press. This would be equivalent to the thickness of a wine label.
Q:What is the thickest stock that theEHG Series Press can finish?
A:Stock as thick as abook covers with the case in them can be finished on theEHG Series Press.
Q:Is the EHG Series Press equipped with an automatic feeder?
A:Yes. All of Kluge’s presses are automatic.
Q:Can the EHG Series Press be hand-fed?
A:NEVER. Kluge products should never be operated without all guards fully functioning and in place. A Kluge press should NEVER be hand-fed.
Q:Can the EHG Series Press register holograms?
A:With the optional hologram registration unit, the EHG Series Press can register holograms with a similar method to Kluge EHD and EHF Series Presses.
Q:The toggle-base (die-plate/honeycomb) is large and seems to be heavy, how do I remove it for make-ready?
A:Kluge has manufactured a togglebase hoist system (available as an option) toallow the operator to effortlessly remove the large toggle base for make-ready. Watch a video of how this system works.
Q:Can I diecut and foil stamp simultaneously?
A:Unfortunately, the configuration of the EHG Series Press aswell as EHD and EHF Series Presses, does not allow the machine to diecut and foil stamp at the same time. Doing so would cut the foil stream.
Q:The magazine (feeder tray) seems quite high up. How can I easily load thestock?
A:Although stock can be loaded to the magazine from the ground level, Kluge has manufactured an EZ Load Magazine system (available as an option). With this system configured on the machine,the operator can lower and raise the height of the entire magazine with the turn of a switch, enabling effortless loading of stock. Watch a video demonstration of the EZ Load Magazine here.
Q:Can you compare the EHGSeries Press to the EHDand V-8 Press models?
A:Compared to the EHD, the EHG runs a larger sheet. Of course, the feeding motion and the reliability of the press is based on the very successful EHD Series 14 x 22 Press. Comparing it to the V-8, while they both run a similar sized sheet, the EHG is a clam shell style press as compared to a vertical style press. The EHG runs at 1/5 the speed but costs 1/5 the price.
This concludes our four part EHG newsletter series. My hope is that you have learned a lot about our new half sheet press, and maybe enough to decide if the EHG is right for you.
Again, feel free to contact us and talk to our sales team about the EHG. Our new press will next be demonstrated live at Graph Expo 2008 booth #3711. We hope to see you there!
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