Zip-TS2L Mark IV

The Zip-TS2L Digital Finisher is the most advanced and capable cutter/slitter/creaser available, providing a wide range of features and capabilities that are unavailable on any competitive model.

The Zip-TS2L is the only cutter/slitter/creaser that can die cut (including round corners products, decorative edges, door hangers, etc.), blind emboss and bindery punch (bindery hole punching requires an optional attachment).

With the ability to apply up to three cross sheet tooling functions, plus crosscutting and inline slitting, scoring, semi-slitting and perforating in a single pass, the Zip-TS2L digital finisher provides an unmatched combination of product enhancement and finishing capabilities.

Capabilities

Programmable Crosscut

The Zip-TS2L digital finisher can be programmed to quickly and accurately crosscut products from sheets using a “scissor” or variable width “gutter” crosscut.

T1 Tooling Station

The ultimate digital finisher!

Zip-TS2L digital finisher features a “T1” tooling station that can be used for strike perforating/slitting, cross creasing, cross perforating and hole punching.

The T1 tooling station uses common, type high letterpress scoring, perforating and self-cleaning hole punch tooling.

Only THERM-O-TYPE Zip finishing models, with a T1 tooling station, offer this range of tooling flexibility.

T2 Tooling Station

The Zip-TS2L features a “T2” tooling station that can be used for die cutting, blind embossing, strike perforating/slitting, cross creasing, cross perforating and hole punching.

The T2 tooling station uses common, type high letterpress scoring, perforating and self-cleaning hole punch tooling as well as removable chases used to mount die cutting and blind embossing dies.

Only the THERM-O-TYPE Zip-TS2L digital finisher, with T2 tooling station, offer this range of tooling flexibility.

Inline Slitting

The Zip-TS2L uses gutter cut style slitting blades mounted in spring loaded hub assemblies.

THERM-O-TYPE gutter cut slitting blades provide a smooth clean cut and proven durability.

Semi-Slit, Perf & Score

Semi-slitting, scoring and perforating rotary tooling is available for the Zip-TS2L.

All Zip-TS2L digital finisher rotary tooling is made to high precision standards and tailored to provide consistent results. Anvil perforating and penetration perforating tooling is available to meet customer requirements.

Features

Touch Screen Control

Creating, storing and recalling programs, as well as, machine operation is controlled through a Windows touch screen computer with a 10.2” full color display.

Up to 500 individual programs can be stored and retrieved.

The Zip-TS2L Digital Finisher features the most advanced control system available.

Registration Modes

The Zip-TS2L can register from the lead edge of the sheet or from a lead edge registration mark.

Registering from a lead edge registration mark, the Zip-TS2L can automatically compensate for up/down imprint position variations on each sheet without affecting throughput speed.

High Capacity Feeder

The Zip-TS2L digital finisher uses an offset press style suction feeder with a 13.5” capacity paper lift tray. Additional features include; “Big Foot” suckers, double sheet detect/interrupt, pile height control, blower to float sheets in the feeder, adjustable suction, “express down” feature to lower the feed tray and easily adjusted paper guides.

While competitive models use a fan/belt style feeder with a 4” to 6” paper capacity, the Zip-TS2L digital finisher provides a high quality feeder capable of feeding a wide range of uncoated/coated and laminated sheets with maximum efficiency and durability.

Full Length Register Table

The Zip-TS2L Digital Finisher uses a full length alignment table with micro side-to-side registration and skew adjustment. Using the full length alignment table, the Zip-TS2L can consistently and accurately register each sheet before it enters the cutting/slitting section of the machine.

It is virtually impossible for any competitive model, which lacks a full length registration table, to consistently match the side registration accuracy of the Zip-TS2L.

Cross Creasing, T1 and T2

Cross creasing can be performed on the T1 and/or T2 tooling stations.

The Zip-TS2L is the only cutter/slitter/creaser that uses standard, type high scoring rules and matrix to crease a cross score.

This feature allows customers to use various thickness scoring rules (1 pt., 2 pt., 3 pt.) and a full range of scoring matrix profiles to create the optimal cross crease for their application.

The Zip-TS2L also provides in infinite adjustment for crease depth.

No competitive model can provide the cross creasing flexibility and quality that can be achieved with the Zip-TS2L.

Cross Perforating

Cross perforating can be performed on the T1 and/or T2 tooling stations.

Zip-TS2L digital finisher uses standard, type high perforating rules to create full or partial width cross perforations.

This feature allows customers to use an almost unlimited range of perforating rules (including micro-perforation) when cross perforating on the Zip-TS2L.

An “anvil” style cross perforation is applied on the Zip-TS2L. Using an “anvil” style perforation, no paper is pushed out the back of the sheet along the perforation.

No competitive model can provide the cross perforating flexibility and quality that can be produced on the Zip-TS2L.

Hole Punching

Hole punching is normally performed on the T1 tooling station but can also be run on the T2 station.

The Zip-TS2L digital finisher uses standard, type high, self-cleaning hole punch tooling when punching holes.

This capability is especially important for customers producing tags and ring bound products.

Round, square and special shaped punches are available.

No competitive model is available with hole punching capability.

Strike Perf and Slit

Strike perforating and strike slitting can be performed on the T1 and/or T2 tooling stations.

Up to 12 strike perforations and/or slits can be applied across the width of the sheet on each tooling station.

Strike perforating and strike slitting on the Zip-TS2L is exceptionally accurate and clean.

Strike perforating on the Zip-TS2L creates and “anvil” type perforation, so no paper is pushed out the back of the sheet along the perforation.

Accumulative Error

Zip-TS2L digital finisher can compensate for accumulative positioning errors along the length of the sheet. This important feature insures that the image on the first and last product on each sheet are uniformly positioned vertically.

Guillotine Cutter

Precision machined upper and lower metering rollers accurately advance sheets through the guillotine cutting section of the Zip-TS2L. Heavy-duty guillotine cutting blades are exceptionally durable and the blades are spring loaded to maintain optimal contact pressure.

A pneumatic system ejects narrow lead, tail and crosscut gutter waste from the guillotine cutter.

Some competitive machines use guillotine cutting blades that cannot be re-sharpened. These machines require expensive replacement parts whenever the guillotine cutter blades become damaged or dull.

THERM-O-TYPE provides a low cost re-sharpened guillotine cutter blade exchange program, significantly reducing machine life cycle costs.

Waste Eject Gate

Zip-TS2L digital finisher features a programmable waste eject gate.

Competitive models require that oversize waste pieces are crosscut into narrow strips so they can fall into the waste collection tray. Requiring additional crosscuts, to remove this waste, decreases   productivity and increases wear on the guillotine cutting mechanism and blades.

Using the Zip-TS2L waste eject gate, oversize waste pieces can be ejected into the waste collection tray intact. This feature reduces un-necessary crosscuts, increasing throughput speed and decreasing wear.

Auto Adjust Cassettes

Zip-TS2L digital finisher can be run with fixed blade position or Auto Adjust rotary tooling cassettes. While some customers use their Zip-TS2L machines to finish a limited range of product sizes and formats, other customers require more product size flexibility.

THERM-O-TYPE can provide fixed blade position and/or Auto Adjust rotary tooling cassettes tailored to meet individual customer requirements.

All cassettes can be removed/installed in less than a minute, without tools.

All cassettes feature adjustable spacing between the upper and lower blade shafts. This adjustment is used when scoring, semi-slitting or perforating.

Gutter Cut Slitting Blades

Gutter cut slitting blades are ideal for finishing products that have been printed with bleeds and create a gap between finished products to improve product delivery and collection. Various width gutter cut blades are available.

Gutter cut slitting blades are mounted in spring loaded hubs to maintain optimal contact pressure between the cutting edges of the blades.

THERM-O-TYPE gutter cut slitting blades, mounted in heavy-duty cassettes, are exceptionally durable and come with a unique “chip proof” blade guarantee.

The Zip-TS2L can slit products as narrow as 1” wide with standard tooling.

Up to 18 pt. Thick Stock

The feeder, paper alignment, crosscutting and inline slitting features on the Zip-TS2L have been designed to easily handle paper thicknesses up to and including 18 pt.

1” by 1.7” Min. Product Size

The Zip-TS2L can crosscut and slit products as small as 1” x 1.7” using standard tooling. This is significantly smaller than competitive models.

The ability to run smaller product sizes can be an important factor, especially for customers producing tickets, tags, mini-business cards and similar products.

Delivery Conveyor

Zip-TS2L digital finisher features a delivery conveyor as standard equipment. The delivery conveyor ensures non-stop collection of finished products and allows the operator to separate individual orders while the machine is running.

The Zip-TS2L can also be equipped with an extended length delivery conveyor which is recommended when using the batch/surge delivery feature.

Many competitive models use bins or even a flat tray to collect finished products. Bins/trays are inherently inefficient for three main reasons; they require the operator to stop the machine to collect finished products, they make it impossible for operators to easily separate individual orders while the machine is running, smaller products often do not stack neatly causing delivery jams.

T1 Multi-Tool Option

Equipped with the T1 Multi-Tool option, the Zip-TS2L can combine up to two cross sheet tooling functions, in the T1 tooling station.

The ability to apply up and/or down cross creases is an especially important feature. Up and down creasing is critical when producing perfect bound book covers, “Z” and accordion fold products.

Other T1 Multi-Tool capabilities include: hole punching and cross creasing or perforating, cross creasing and cross perforating, applying strike vertical and horizontal perforations (“L”, “T” and perimeter perforation), applying two different types of cross crease (different thickness creasing rules and matrix), applying two different types of cross perforation (different teeth per inch or different cross perforation lengths).

No competitive model can offer the flexibility of mixing and matching such a wide range of tooling options and production flexibility.

Bindery Punch Option

The standard T2 tooling station can be replaced, with an optional T2 station configured for bindery punching.

This option is ideal for customers who produce wall calendars and similar products.

Bindery punch assemblies use “through punch” tooling to ensure hole waste is ejected into the waste collection box.

Standard and bindery punch T2 tooling stations can be removed and installed without tools.

Comparison

ProductZip-A3EZip-CSCLZip-TS2LDC-745
Business Cards (square corners)XXXX
- MiniXXXX
- Fold over (square corners)XXXX
- Round cornerX
- EmbossedX
- Sq./Rnd corner cards over 16 pt. (up to 30 pt)X
- Fold over w/round cornerX
- Fold over w/embossX
- Fold over w/die cutX
Round corner playing cardsX
Tickets (2" x 2" or larger)XXXX
Tickets (smaller than 2" x 2")XXX
Post cards (square corners)XXXX
Post cards (round corners)X
Greeting cards, 2-panel (5" x 7"/127mm x 178mm)XXXX
- w/decorative die cuttingX
- w/embossingX
- w/round corners (before folding)X
- w/round corners (after folding)X
Greeting cards, 3-panel "Z" fold (5" x 7") with up/down creaseXX
- w/die cuttingX
- w/embossingX
- w/round cornersX
Accordion fold products (=/< 18" long) with up/down creaseXX
- w/holes punched for snap closureX
Direct mail pieces (w/"T" perfs)XXX
Direct mail pieces (w/"L" perfs)XX
Direct mail pieces with "perimeter perforations"X
Door hangersX
- w/perf stubX
Parking tagsX
- w/perf stubX
Display tents, horizontal (w/lock tabs)X
Display tents, vertical (w/lock tabs)X
CD/DVD casesX
Feeder pile capacity13.5"/343mm13.5"/343mm13.5"/343mm6"/150mm
DeliveryDelivery conveyorDelivery conveyorDelivery conveyorTray bins
Minimum finished piece length1.7"/443.18mm1.7"/443.18mm1.7"/443.18mm1.96"/50mm
Minimum finished piece width1.0"/25.4mm1.0"/25.4mm1.0"/25.4mm1.88"/48mm
Maximum crosscuts in one pass2620
Maximum paper thicknessUp to 18 pt.Up to 27 pt.15/16 pt./350 gsm
Warranty - Mechanical/Electrical parts (Limited)1 Year / 1 Year1 Year / 1 Year1 Year / 1 Year1 Year / 90 days

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