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MBO Revolutionizes Stacking with New CoBo-Stack

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Shortly before the start of the Baumann Open House, MBO Group has announced that visitors to the event can look forward to a real global innovation. Folding machine manufacturer MBO is revolutionizing the labor-intensive, manual stacking of folded signatures with the new, automatic "CoBo-Stack".

The MBO CoBo-Stack is a so-called cobot, that is, a collaborative robot which needs no protective cage. If the operator touches the cobot, the cobot stops automatically without harming the operator.

Stacks of folded signatures are transported from the delivery onto the table of the CoBo-Stack. The cobot picks up the stacks from the table and deposits them on pallets. This is extremely labor-saving for the operator. The pallets can be positioned on both sides of the delivery, allowing uninterrupted operation. While the MBO CoBo-Stack is filling one pallet, the operator can move the full pallet to the other side of the delivery and prepare the next empty pallet.

An indicator lamp lights up in different colors, signalling various operating statuses of the cobot to the operator. For some operating statuses, there is an additional acoustic signal. This means that there is no need for the operator to remain directly at the folding machine, giving him or her time to carry out administrative tasks, for example quality control or preparing the next folding job.

The MBO CoBo-Stack is suitable for use behind folding machines processing medium to high print runs. At the Baumann Open House, it will be on display behind the MBO K8RS, the fastest folding machine worldwide in its format class. The cobot has its own control unit, allowing it to be retrofitted to existing deliveries of type A500/A700.

The new MBO CoBo-Stack cobot will be presented for the first time at the Open House of the Baumann Group. This event will take place from 14 to 16 May, 2019 in Solms (Germany).

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