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March 2011
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PROVIDENCE, RI—Ocean State Bindery has installed a Rilecart B-535 double-loop wire binder from Spiel Associates that has the capability of automatically binding up to 2,500 books per hour. "We used to average between 300 and 500 books per hour on two semi-automatic machines, with four operators," reports Bruce Boyarsky, owner. "Now, we average around 2,200 books per hour with the same four operators."

First U.S. Thermo Camera on Open PUR Glue Pot

STONE MOUNTAIN, GA—C&C Trade Bindery, a perfect binding and mechanical book binding specialist, has added a new WST thermographic glue control system (GC1-1) on its open PUR glue pot. It is reportedly the first thermo camera for perfect-bound products to be installed in the U.S. market.

The GC1-1 system is designed to ensure and control the high quality of the glue application on products. In addition to PUR, it can be used on other adhesives like hotmelt applied by either an extrusion system or glue roller technology.

According to Charlie Saudarg, C&C president, when his operator first tested the GC1-1, he touched the glue application on a book spine before it passed the camera system, and the system detected the same small spot every time

BIA Conference Will Feature Two Local Plant Tours

ORLANDO, FL—The Binding Industries Association (BIA) Conference, held May 23-25 here at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate, will have two in-depth plant tours to complement the many sessions at the conference.

NIS Print will give attendees firsthand tips on how to create eye-catching binders, presentation products and booklets. The SunDance Marketing Solutions tour will teach visitors how to use multi-channel marketing to help widen their customer bases.

"The opportunity to see how our fellow owners and managers conduct their businesses is invaluable," says Frank Shear, president of Seaboard Bindery, and a past attendee. "There are always one or two things that I can bring back to my business and put to good use."

For more information or to register for the conference, visit, contact Justin Goldstein at, or call (800) 910-4283, ext. 806.

Quick Cuts

• A new Standard Horizon StitchLiner 5500 with high-speed sheet feeder and the Standard VIVA inspection system is now up and running at Copy General located in Dulles, VA.

• Cleveland-based Finish Line Binderies has installed a Kugler-Womako ProBind fully automated punching and binding line. With speeds up to 2,100 books per hour, the company expects that the new equipment will double its double-loop wire binding capacity.

• To support short-run bookbinding at its Grand Rapids, MI, in-plant facility, RBC Ministries recently added a Standard Horizon BQ-470 four-clamp perfect binder equipped with a Standard Horizon HT-80 in-line three-knife trimmer. PI

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