drupa 2012 at a Glance

Morgana unveiled its new range of PUR binders for digital printers. Joining the DigiBook 300, which debuted in Europe last year, were the 150 and 450 series binders. The DigiBook 150 is capable of producing 150 cph and can bind publications with spine thicknesses from 2mm to 50mm. The DigiBook 300 runs at up to 300 bph while, the top of the line machine, the DigiBook 450, can produce up to 450 cph with automatic cover feeding.

Brandtjen & Kluge is now co-marketing the Brausse 1050 Series of foil stamping, embossing and diecutting machines. It features a non-stop feeder and register system that delivers optimal registration. An LCD screen display provides real-time operating information for each section of the machine and an integrated microprocessor for system monitoring and self-diagnosis. The system can be enhanced with the optional triple action stripping station.

On Demand Machinery (ODM) highlighted its Super Sewer XXL with Back Tack technology. This solution is designed for sewing book blocks up to 1˝ (25mm) thick, ranging in size from 4×4˝ wallet (100x100mm) to 18×18˝ tabloid (450x450mm). The Super Sewer XXL produces 400 books (up to 1˝ thick) per hour.

Baum exhibited several new solutions, including the heavy-duty CF20 buckle folder, shown at the Binderhaus GmbH booth. It features extra-large-diameter folding rollers with special polyurethane coating to handle all types of imaging. The folder also includes built-in, variable height adjustment to operate in-line with many print engines, creasers and scoring machines.

Hohner showcased its new HSB 13.000 saddle binder, a next-generation machine that replaces the former HSB 10.000 saddlestitcher. The new binder is fully automated with more efficiency at 13,000 cph. It is geared toward ease of use and promises reduced manpower requirements, and is equipped with a completely new drive technology, managed by Hohner’s proprietary Motion Control.

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