Graph Expo Bound
Nordson (www.nordson.com), a manufacturer of adhesives, sealants and coatings, displayed the EP48V slot gun for applying adhesives to books. The book binding system controls the delivery of polyurethane hot melt adhesives to book spines on traditional perfect binders. The slot gun provides a positive application pressure, which results in better wetting producing high pull values and lay-flat properties. Nordson also introduced DuraBlue adhesive melters that provide an all-electric solution for manual and semi-automatic applications. The Teflona coated tube tank eliminates dead corners and minimizes adhesive char.
Timsons (www.timsons.com) released its fully integrated Press Management and Reporting System at Graph Expo 2002. Timsons created the system to provide T48A, T48A ZMR and T32 book press crews and management with real-time press count, waste, makeready and job information at the press or on a LAN.
The T48A ZMR is capable of making short-run printing on a web offset press cost efficient by eliminating makeready. The ZMR can also act as a two-color press by utilizing tool-less, semi-automatic plate loading and unloading. Timsons QMR (Quick Make Ready) sequence changes plates quickly and reduces makeready on two color printing.
Standard Finishing Systems (www.santafeservice.com) introduced the Standard Horizon BQ-270 Perfect Binder at Graph Expo 2002, to replace its predecessor, the BQ-260. The BQ-270 single clamp binder is designed for single-person production to 500 bph and requires minimal operator training. Standard features include an intelligent touch-screen control console, a newly-developed adhesive application and side gluing system, and an automatic air-suction cover. The BQ-270 can perfect bind books with sheet sizes from 5.9 inches by 4.2 inches to 12.5 inches by 12.5 inches.