Nathan Doggett, the company's National Sales Manager, says the motivation for the purchase of the two Polar guillotines "is to update our finishing equipment. We sell a variety of specialty, coated, and uncoated papers. We have also developed our packaging range of papers and the new guillotines will assist us greatly".
With its head office in Melbourne, KW Doggett Fine Paper employs upwards of 200 staff across four states (Victoria, NSW, Queensland and South Australia) and sources papers and boards from accredited paper mills around the world.
Glenn Devallance, NSW Operations Manager, says the Polar 137N+, the larger machine with a cutting size of 113.7 x 145cm, will improve productivity as well as OH&S with the addition of the Transomat automatic unloading system. "This guillotine is highly automated and removes many of the manual handling tasks, making it much easier for the operator".
In particular he says the new OptiKnife knife changing system on the Polar 137N+ is a real improvement on past models. "On this model the new knife changing feature dramatically reduces down time compared to the old guillotines," he says.
Richard Timson, Heidelberg's General Manager Sales Northern Region/Branch Leader NSW was at drupa where Doggett's signed for the two new machines. "A trade fair the size of drupa allows our customers to view the latest equipment in action. At drupa Doggett's was able to see the advantages of the high level of automation the new generation machines feature".
"We've enjoyed a long-standing relationship with Doggett's and the company has used Polar guillotines for many years. These machines are robust, highly productive and when backed by our service and support, a sound investment," Timson concludes.