CCM Premier 780 Makes the Cut for Abbey Print

When Abbey Print decided it was time to replace its existing guillotine there was only one option – a CCM Premier 780 guillotine from Terry Cooper Services (TCS).The Spalding operation produces general commercial print on two 5-colour Komori 528s and two Heidelberg GTOs – a two-colour and a single-colour. For digital print it runs a Ricoh Pro C8100 and Ricoh Pro C751ex.It chose the CCM Premier 780 guillotine as an upgrade from its 20-year old version of the same system.Explains Production Director Aubrey Howling: “It was time to change the guillotine we had. We talked to Terry Cooper Services and we have bought systems from them in the past. We looked at a second hand solution but when we learnt about the newest competitively-priced CCM Premier it made sense to pick that.”He continues: “You have got to have a good quality, reliable and easy to use guillotine and we felt this fitted the bill perfectly.”The new CCM Premier 780 offers improved ergonomics that deliver a more efficient operation. A full colour 10” touch screen aids easy operator use and air side tables as standard enable smooth paper handling. Its deep clamp opening accepts more paper while the automatic knife, with clamp optimization, reduces overall cutting time.Totally enclosed knife change with monitored single shear bolt protection and turnbuckle adjustment, makes a fast, safe, easy knife change. There is also fully-enclosed rear guarding.Says Howling: “I liked the touchscreen set up and the fact it is so easy to programme. We can get work on and off it very smoothly. The backguage is also much quicker.”He concludes: “We are very happy with it.”