Books Bound for Greatness
Solution: Kolbus Perfect Binder KM 470
Features: With 21 or 27 clamps, it can operate at up to 6,000 cycles per hour when paired with the Kolbus Gathering Machine.
Solution: Kolbus Perfect Binder KM 473
Features: Fully automated and controlled by a touch screen. In combination with a gathering machine, it can operate at speeds of up to 8,000 cycles per hour.
Solution: Kolbus Perfect Binder KM 411 Family
Features: Automated adjustments, touch-screen controls, remote diagnosis and other quality-control measures. Depending on the model, it can operate at speeds between 12,000 and 20,000 cycles per hour.
Solution: Kolbus Casemakers
Features: Available in three models/configurations, featuring ergonomic designs, feeding and removal stations, and double-cylinder glue stations designed to distribute a thin, uniform glue stream—at speeds between 40 and 85 cycles per minute.
Book manufacturing customers include: Edwards Brothers Inc., Friesens Corp.
Contact: 216-931-5100, www.Kolbus.de
Features: A self-adjusting, automated double-fan adhesive binder used for production of paperbacks, books, serials and tabloids ranging from 1/8-inch to 3.5-inches thick.
Features: Designed for one-off or ultra-short-run bindery situations, the all-pneumatic Versamatic can bind up to 400 book blocks per hour. Requiring a single operator, it is designed to self adjust for casing-in different sizes, thicknesses and types of paper. It can be paired with Mekatronics’ Centurion Building-In machine for a fully automated operation.
Solution: Ultrabind Plus
Features: Integrates milling, notching, double-fan gluing, notch filling and back lining into a single, automated, self-adjusting adhesive-binding solution.
Features: A fully automatic, self-adjusting perfect binder, capable of processing intermixed book blocks of different sizes, thickness and types of paper.
Book manufacturing customers include: Acme Bookbinding Company
Contact: 516-883-6805, www.MekatronicsInc.com
Solution: AmigoPlus Perfect Binder
Features: Marketed as an entry-level solution best-suited for short-run jobs. It may be operated by a single person. It is adaptable to both offset and digital book production, and can bind books at speeds of up to 1,500 per hour.
Solution: Pantera Perfect Binder
Features: Controlled through a touch-screen monitor, it offers conventional hot-melt and PUR binding. The technology’s open-glue application system is designed to enable precise monitoring of the glue temperature and glue level in two-roller glue pots.
Solution: Acoro Perfect Binder
Features: Designed for medium- and short-run books. It’s controlled via a touch screen, or remotely via a networked
production-planning PC. The Acoro A5 and A7 models can be configured to bind in a variety of methods, including Swissbind, Swiss Brochure, Otabind, RepKower and English Brochure.
Solution: Bolero Perfect Binder
Features: Designed for production of perfect-bound books, magazines and catalogs—as well as the manufacturing of book blocks for case binding—the Bolero can manage binding of products with spine lengths up to 510 millimeters. The fully automated Bolero can perform one- or two-shot hotmelt, cold-emulsion, primer two-shot or PUR binding.
Solution: Corona Perfect Binder
Features: Capable of producing at 18,000 cycles per hour, and all functions and controls—job size, book hangout, glue temperature, production speed, etc.—are controlled by the solution’s Commander interface.
Solution: CoronaCompact Perfect Binder
Features: Also controlled by the Commander interface. It’s capable of running at 12,000 cycles per hour, and features a compact design created to save space and minimize the investment for the book manufacturer or bindery.
Solution: Ventura Book Sewing Machine
Features: Designed for the creation of high-quality book blocks bound for hard- or soft-cover finishing, it features a patented thread-looping system that works with the aid of compressed air. It is designed to shorten changeover time and increase efficiency. Up to three of these solutions may be linked to form the Muller Martini VenturaConnect Integrated Book Sewing System, which allows signatures to be gathered, stacked, and then turned into thread-sewn book blocks in a single operation.
Book manufacturing customers include: Dickinson Press Inc., Edwards Brothers Inc., Friesens Corp., Malloy Inc., Versa Press Inc.
Contact: 631-582-4343, www.MullerMartini.com
- Acme Bookbinding
- Baumfolder Corp.
- C.P. Bourg Inc.
- Color House Graphics Inc.
- Dickinson Press
- Duplo USA
- Edwards Brothers
- ExactBind Corp.
- Friesens Corp.
- GP2 Technologies Inc.
- Heidelberg USA
- IBT Global
- Kolbus America
- Lightning Source Inc.
- Malloy Inc.
- MBM Corp.
- McCain Bindery Systems Inc.
- Mekatronics Inc.
- Muller Martini
- Offset Paperback Manufacturers
- On Demand Machinery LLC
- Pearson Education
- Rosback Co.
- Spiel Associates Inc.
- Standard Finishing
- Standard Finishing Systems
- Transcontinental Inc.
- Transcontinental Printing
- United Graphics Inc.
- Versa Press Inc.
- Victor Graphics Inc.
- Xerox Corp.