A 'World's First' for 'World's Oldest' Bookbinder
At Acme Bookbinding, the cut and notched pieces of cover materials are loaded into eight trays in a stacker. Next, they go to Flesher Corp. System 3 hot stamping systems. With another unattended robot at work, each cover is stamped with its unique title.
Case making follows on the Mek-a-Case, a sophisticated carousel-type case making machine capable of producing 20 cases a minute, each of a different dimension—and with zero, zip, zilch, set-up time!
Asked if the groundbreaking EZ-Cut robot will pay for itself, Parisi says his new machine will save Acme over $100,000 annually. It works independently, doesn't take breaks or call in sick, and doesn't need health insurance or a parking space.
– Werner Rebsamen
Werner Rebsamen is Professor Emeritus at Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, N.Y. He can be reached at WTRebs@Localnet.com.