Muller Martini Unveils Bolero B9 Perfect Binding Line
The PUR SPN side glue nozzle (side PUR nozzle) also guarantees high binding quality, in particular with coated and laminated covers "VPN and SPN ensure a high binding quality, even on books with a thickness of 80 mm, and also a consistent, minimum glue film thickness with precise glue cut-off and low glue costs," explains Stefan Zürcher, Head of Marketing at Muller Martini Bookbinding Systems.
An important factor for quality assurance is a high level of automation throughout the entire perfect binding process - from the rotary gatherer to the stacker. The result: Shorter setup times and perfectly functioning quality checks that minimize waste and optimize efficiency. "Bookbinders cannot afford high levels of waste when producing small runs," explains Mr. Zürcher. "This is why we can't afford any errors."
Book Data Center: Setup Times Reduced to a Minimum
As with all perfect binders from Muller Martini, the motorized size adjustments and the Book Data Center (BDC) featured on the Bolero B9 reduce the risk of human error. Thanks to the BDC, not only can all of the relevant measured data for the entire perfect binding line be recorded quickly and accessed by the individual machines, it can also be reproduced. The BDC always measures in the same way, regardless of the machine operator or shift. Setup time is thus reduced to a minimum. In addition, the Orbit three-knife trimmer, which was demonstrated at IPEX, can be setup in only three minutes; and the CB 18 counter stacker is operated by the three-knife trimmer. As a result, the Bolero B9 is not only the most flexible perfect binder of its performance class, but also the most automated.
Book Verification System: Ensuring a High Level of Security
The Bolero is equipped with a book verification system to deliver an error-free production process with correctly assembled books, magazines and leaflets. Comprising the Asac signature thickness measurement system, the ASIR signature scanning system (both in the rotary gatherer) and the ASIR cover checking system (in the perfect binder), the verification system ensures that the signatures are gathered in the correct order and the appropriate covers are attached.