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Vario Collating and Finishing System

Everything about the Watkiss Vario has been designed to help you, your business, your operators and your profitability.

The Vario combines speed, reliability and ease of use to deliver productive and cost effective collating every time; every feature contributing to overall efficiency.

A Totally Modular System

The Vario is the only truly modular (bin by bin) vertical collating system in the world. Choose exactly the machine configuration you need now, confident that you can upgrade or add to the machine at any time in the future.

  • Friction or suction feed - up to 16 bins per tower
  • Floor-standing or bench-top
  • Straight and/or offset stacking
  • Booklet making

 

Vario Collator with online Automatic Stitch, Fold & Trim

Bench-top Vario

Reliable Feeding & Set Security

Choose friction feed or suction feed - up to 16 bins per tower. The patented SlimVAC rotary vacuum feed bins collate a wide range of papers with virtually no adjustments. If you choose friction feed bins, air blast separation ensures you can enjoy 'best in class' performance. The unique Watkiss SMART detection system is in every bin, continually averaging and fully compensating for ambient light conditions.

Centre Referenced

The entire Vario system is centre referenced - so the feed is always balanced and central on the sheet, regardless of the paper size.

Ergonomic

Load and unload the machine from a single position - this saves space and means less operator fatigue, less downtime and higher productivity.

Easy-to-use Graphical User Interface

The Vario's multi-lingual colour touch-screen interface controls all connected equipment, including stacking, stitching, folding and trimming, giving greater ease of use and fast set-up. Productivity is enhanced by preset sizes, flexible bin linking, multi-set programming and batch insertion.

Multiple outputs and set diversion

Sets can be delivered to the front or the rear of the machine so a stacker and a booklet maker can be online simultaneously. Bad set diversion is a standard feature of all floor-standing Varios.

Added Value
Add value to finished booklets by applying a SquareBackΆβ finish with the Watkiss SpineMaster - either on or offline.

 

DigiVAC Collating and Finishing System

THE WATKISS DIGIVAC INTRODUCES A COMPLETELY NEW CONCEPT IN COLLATING: NON-STOP PRODUCTION.

The benefit is clear: it is far more efficient for a collator to run constantly at a comfortable, consistent pace, than to run at a higher speed with frequent downtime for bin reloading.

Continuous, Non-Stop Production
At the heart of this is the revolutionary patented suction feed system, which feeds sheets from the bottom of the paper stack. This means that the operator can reload the bins whilst the machine is still running, before the bins actually run out..

 

Versatile & Reliable Feed System
Feeding from the bottom of the stack means the paper presentation to the feeder is always constant, so feeding is consistent and reliable. The stack of paper is floated on an air bed, with the individual sheets fanned apart by air separation. This is gentle on delicate papers and it will not scuff the toner on digitally printed work.

Cost and Space Efficient
There is no need to purchase extra bins or towers to achieve loading-on-the-run, so floor-space requirements and capital outlay are reduced.

Modular System
The DigiVAC is a modular system - choose from DIGIVAC Standard or Plus '+' version; 8 or 12 bins per tower; Single or two tower (DigiVAC+ only).? Two stackers - criss-cross or straight are available. Booklet making options include the Automatic Stitch-Fold/Trim and BookMaster booklet makers (manual or automatic).

Easy-to-use Graphical User Interface
The DigiVAC+ features a multi-lingual colour touch-screen interface that controls all connected equipment, including stacking, stitching, folding and trimming, giving greater ease of use and fast set-up. Productivity is enhanced by preset sizes, flexible bin linking, multi-set programming and batch insertion.

Integrated Control
Control the entire finishing system, collator, stacker and booklet maker from the central colour touch screen. (DigiVac+ only)

Added Value
Add value to finished booklets by applying a SquareBackΆβ finish with the Watkiss SpineMaster - either on or offline.

 


Benefits 
  • Continuous non-stop production 
  • Fast start-up 
  • Collates a wide range of stock materials without adjustment 
    Gentle on delicate papers and digital print 
  • Easy to use - just one adjustment for different stocks 
  • Operator-friendly, and less strenuous to run than other systems 
  • Automatic detection for miss, double, jam and empty bin 
  • Security lock prevents operator errors during job 
  • Virtually maintenance-free, no lubrication and no consumable parts