New Static Tacking Systems Enhance Line Speeds at Publishers Press

Electrostatic tacking systems help company optimize high-speed finishing equipment, increase productivity.

(Windsor Locks, Conn.) - Publishers Press, one of the industry's largest printers and distributors of standard, digest and tabloid magazines, recently purchased nine complete Matrix Charging Systems for use in controlling magazine stacks leaving the incline stackers. The charging systems from MKS, Ion Industrial deliver a powerful electrostatic charge needed to keep magazines tacked together in a uniform stack as they speed out of incline stackers on the way to final bundling.

Publishers Press reports that the new charging systems are responsible for improving line speeds to over 360 books per minute and a half million publications per day on one bindery line alone. "This is now the fastest line in our plant," states Frank
Carmen, bindery projects manager. "The new static tacking solution has helped increase line speed and improve the quality of final bundles needed to meet post office requirements."

Since installing the incline stacker tacking systems, Publishers Press has also purchased and installed two complete electrostatic card tacking solutions from MKS, Ion Industrial for use with the bindery department's blown-in card systems. The company presently has eight more MKS card tacking systems on order.

MKS Ion Industrial 888-310-3334

MKS, Ion Systems has more than 20 years of experience in the design and manufacture of ionization products for the control of static charge in manufacturing processes. Having previously and primarily served high tech manufacturing, Ion Systems formed Ion
Industrial to service the paper and film converting and plastics industries in 1997. In 2005, Ion Industrial acquired Tantec Inc., a wellestablished manufacturer of electrostatic products for the commercial printing and graphics arts, film and plastics industries.

In 2006, Ion Industrial became a part of the Ionization Group of MKS Instruments. For additional information on Ion Industrial, please contact Sierra Godfrey, Marketing Communications Manager, at (800) 367-2452 or visit Ion's web site at

About MKS Instruments, Inc.

MKS Instruments is a leading worldwide provider of process control solutions for advanced manufacturing processes such as semiconductor device manufacturing and thin-film manufacturing for flat panel displays, optical storage media, architectural glass
and electro-optical products. MKS also provides technology for medical imaging equipment and industrial applications. Through sophisticated technologies to power, measure, control and monitor increasingly complex manufacturing processes, MKS helps
improve productivity and return on capital investments.

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