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Heidelberg and MK Masterwork introduces new folder gluer Diana Go

Completing the product portfolio for the packaging market, the Diana Go is an entry level machine.

In the middle of March, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) and MK Masterwork (MK) presented the new Diana Go folder gluer for the packaging market at an open house event in MK’s European factory in Nové Město, Slovakia.

The Diana Go was developed on the basis of Heidelberg’s market requirements by the MK development team in Neuss, Germany, and offers both commercial and packaging printers a cost-effective, flexible, and productive entry-level machine with a comparatively small footprint. It can run a wide range of carton styles such as straightline and lockbottom as well as optionally special styles such as envelopes or CD covers. The Diana Go is able to hit a top speed of 250 m/min in a machine just over 9 meters long.

The optionally integrated glue, inspection, and ejector systems ensure high production quality. Designed for customers needing higher productivity and the ability to offer an expanded portfolio of products to their clients, the Diana Go is attractively priced to ensure a high return on investment in a very competitive market. As a result of technology transfer, the Diana Go has many design features present in the high-performance folder gluers of the Diana series to ensure reliable performance and peace of mind.

Coming less than two years after the introduction of the successful Diana Easy, the new Diana Go has now been added to the portfolio of postpress machines. The new model completes the portfolio of folder gluer models developed and produced by MK and sold via Heidelberg. Service is also provided via Heidelberg. The portfolio now includes the Diana Go as a compact entry-level solution, the Diana Easy, a popular general purpose machine with more than 30 machines now sold in 18 months, the Diana Smart, a 450 meter/min workhorse, and the long established peak performance Diana X.

Early this year Heidelberg announced Masterwork as the new shareholders of the company. Masterwork is the largest manufacturer of post-press equipment in the Asian region and has invested heavily in the manufacturing and R&D.

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