CompactStitch Cylinder

This reliable, in-line cylinder stitching system is perfect for printing operations where basic, cost-effective stitching functionality is needed.

CompactStitch Cylinder is an affordable, in-line cylinder stitching system that makes in-line stitching and streamlined cost-effective production possible and which also adds value to end products. It’s easy to operate, and thanks to its smart, simple installation, the low investment required ensures a fast return.

Product Description

The CompactStitch Cylinder stitches newspapers and commercial printed products in-line in the printing press. Fully shaftless and servo driven, it stitches against the folding cylinder. It can be used for both straight and collect production. The switch between production modes is easily remote-controlled. It’s equipped with basic functions, which makes it extremely easy to operate. Although CompactStitch is designed with basic functions, it uses the same proven and durable technology as the highly advanced Tolerans SPEEDLINER® stitching systems, which ensures a worry-free stitching process.


  • For cross-web stitching of compact size printed products.
    E.g. tabloid products, mini-Berliner, A3 or A4. For any web width.
  • Stitches up to 60,000 cph.
    The CompactStitch Cylinder is designed for continuous production up to 60,000 cph.
  • Moves on rails for easy handling.
    CompactStitch Cylinder moves on rails to allow better access to the folding cylinder parts, making the replacement of consumables and parts easy.
  • Modular construction for easy maintenance.
    The CompactStitch Cylinder is easy to operate and to maintain, minimizing downtime. The central lubricating system lubricates the cam and major bearings. The stitcher features a service cassette that includes the stitching fork, the wire rest and an easily removable cutting/forming unit. The modular design allows users to change wear parts without having to make any adjustments.
  • Easy to use control system.
    The control system is extremely easy to operate. It has a compact touch screen integrated on top of the cabinet from where the basic functionalities such as on/off, wire on/off and circumferential adjustment are managed. It includes a counter and an alarm indicator with error codes.
  • Includes high-end standard features.
    Standard features include servo drives (both on main and wire feed motor), controller, touch screen operator terminal.



  • Max speed: 60,000 cph.
  • 2 stitching heads.
  • Staple width: 14 or 16 mm.
  • Wire gauge: 0.5/0.6/0.7 mm diameter.
  • Cut-off length: 413 – 700 mm.
  • Two axis servo technology.
  • Fixed cable lengths.
  • Runs with traditional unwinders.
  • Single stitcher installation (1 stitcher, 1 cabinet).
  • Measurements Electrical cabinet: 400x400x1300 mm including control panel (WxDxH).



  • Power supply: 3×380- 480 V AC, 50-60 Hz.


Service & Maintenance

Full documentation and customized manuals for specific stitching solutions are always provided.

To enjoy ideal performance and reliable production in any stitching system, wear parts must be replaced regularly. All systems are equipped with a customized Wear and Spare Part Program that makes it easier to know when, how and what to replace. The different wear part kits are designed to be replaced at certain interval points. The wear part kits enable quicker replacements with less downtime and, where applicable, all mechanical settings are pre-set when delivered.


Cylinder stitching in the press – how it works: