Bindery MattersMarch 2014
Pallet-fed Feeder On New Folder Allows Higher Speeds, Less Lifting and Bending
CLEVELAND—When it was time to replace a pair of aging folders, Vedda Printing+ chose a Stahlfolder KH-82 knife folder equipped with a pallet-fed feeder and an integrated rear-mounted slitter shaft. Level III automation includes touchscreen operator guidance, automated fold roller settings and motorized buckle plate settings.
"Investing in new equipment is easier to justify when you look at makeready savings, a higher net output and the ability to provide quicker turnaround times," explains Ron Jewett, vice president of operations. The pallet-fed folder can run with one operator at speeds of up to 18,000 sheets/hr. on folded signature work, with minimum bending and lifting.
Texas Bindery Expands Capacity With Perfect Binder that Enables EVA and PUR Adhesives
CEDAR CREEK, TX—With the help of local Standard Finishing Systems dealer Precision Finishing Equipment, Texas Bindery Service kicked off the new year with a new Standard Horizon BQ-470 perfect binder that leverages PUR adhesive. With this installation, the bindery expanded its perfect binding capacity and capabilities.
The BQ-470 is a four-clamp, fully automated machine that enables interchangeable EVA and PUR adhesive applications. Binding publications up to 2.5˝ thick, the machine can produce up to 1,350 perfect-bound books/hr.
"The exact registration and easy changeover, with the ability to store setups for repeat work, are the features that I find most attractive," remarks Texas Bindery Service Owner Keith Nagy.
Walsworth Publishing, Marceline, MO, has installed a Smyth unit, consisting of an in-line, 12-pocket gathering machine connected to a Smyth F180 book sewing machine.
Based in Culver City, CA, Southern California Graphics has expanded with a new diecutting and glue machine.
Puget Bindery, Kent, WA, has added a 36˝ Rollem TR System for use in its bindery department.
ProspectsPLUS of Brandenton, FL, has acquired a Rollem Jetstream slitting and trimming system.
The Bindery, San Diego, has retired a Standard Horizon bookletmaker that served the company for 17 years in favor of a new Standard Horizon SPF-200L landscape bookletmaker.
In Madison, WI, Madison Bindery has bought a Kluge EHG foil stamping, embossing and diecutting press.