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Ferrostaal Now Selling Shanghai Electric's Advanced Paper Cutting Systems to North American Printers.

Representation of full Shen Wei Da line marks Ferrostaal's entry into post-press equipment sales across U.S. and Canada

HOUSTON -- Ferrostaal said today that Shanghai Electric's fully automated, high-speed line of paper cutting systems are now part of Ferrostaal's growing portfolio of solutions for commercial, in-plant and package printers in the U.S. and Canada.

Shanghai Electric's Shen Wei Da Machinery manufactures three state-of-the-art cutting systems in 11 models. They will be sold and serviced through Ferrostaal and its network of printing equipment dealers.

The technologically advanced, high-precision cutters are for use before or after printing. Shen Wei Da's largest cutting system is now widely used by package printers worldwide.

Shen Wei Da is one of the Top 5 global manufacturers of paper cutting systems by sales. The company is a unit of Shanghai Electric Group Co., the largest diversified equipment manufacturing group in China and the country's largest producer of printing and post-press equipment.

"Paper cutting systems tend not to attract much attention," said John Torrey, president and CEO of Ferrostaal Equipment Solutions North America. "But cutters have evolved to be technologically advanced--the best ones are not just simple guillotines anymore. They deliver printers significant improvements in job quality, efficiency, throughput and profitability."

Torrey cited Shanghai Electric research that shows 95% of printers use a single paper cutter. However, efficiency with older models tends to be low, labor use disproportionately high, and the machine is idle on average 70% of the time.

"Fast, highly automated cutters can have a positive impact on efficiency, including labor allocation, across pre-press, pressroom and post-press operations," said Torrey.

The Shen Wei Da cutting systems sold by Ferrostaal can accommodate paper and other substrates in five separate sizes ranging from 24.8 x 34.6 inches (630 x 880mm) to 47.6 x 63.8 inches (1210 x 1620mm). Following is an overview of the three main cutting systems:

* The S Series, featuring five models, has a maximum cutting width ranging from 30.7 inches (780mm) to 61 inches (1550mm) operating at up to 45 cutting cycles per minute.

* The F Series, featuring three models, has a maximum cutting width ranging from 36 inches (920mm) to 54 inches (1370mm) operating at up to 48 cutting cycles per minute.

* The L Series, featuring three models, has a maximum cutting width ranging from 65.4 inches (1660mm) to 86 inches (2200mm) operating at up to 42 cycles per minute on a variety of substrates. They work in conjunction with large format presses and have strong demand from package printers.

Peripherals available include pile lifters, air tables, jogging machines and unloading systems. Shen Wei Da paper cutting systems feature computer controls made in Taiwan and the USA, hydraulics made in Germany, and specialized safety features.

About Ferrostaal Equipment Solutions North America

Ferrostaal helps commercial, in-plant and package printers in the U.S. and Canada make their businesses stronger, more innovative and more sustainable. The company provides printing equipment, custom financing, quick-dispatch service and overnight parts availability through a large network of local and regional graphics equipment dealers.

Ferrostaal tailors its offer to each printer's specific business needs. With more than a half-century of experience working with printers worldwide, Ferrostaal is independent, entrepreneurial and expert in the business of print, publishing and packaging. The company markets and distributes the RYOBI 1050, 920, 750/780, 520, 3304 and 3302 series presses, Ryobi's market-leading LED-UV curing technology and its inline casting-foiling system for package, security and special effects printing.

Ferrostaal will also market and sell the new high-speed, B2-size sheetfed liquid toner press recently introduced by Miyakoshi Printing Machinery and Ryobi. The press is a breakthrough technology advance that brings offset print quality to 6-up digital printing--at up to 8,000 sheets per hour.

For additional information about Ferrostaal, Ryobi or Shen Wei Da, contact Ferrostaal at 281-741-6700, email usasales@ferrostaal.com or visit www.ferrostaal.us. Ferrostaal GmbH is a company of MPC Industries GmbH under the umbrella MPC Group of Hamburg, Germany.
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