For Kolbus Technologies, the Future is Multi-Facetted

Drupa 2012 is set to run May 3-16, 2012, in Düsseldorf, Germany.

In a fully automated, non-stop production line, the folded signatures from the press are transported in a shingled stream and processed sequentially by a Kolbus SF 832 sequential feeder. Simultaneous separation of single sheets via a number of feeders and magazines or sequential sheet-fed book block production from separate batch production will function equally smoothly.

The Kolbus KM 200 perfect binder with its highly dynamic, servo-motor driven thickness adjustment, processes book blocks with thicknesses varying from two to 60 millimeters. Continuous automatic adjustment to the changing book thicknesses makes non-stop production possible. The fully automatic HD 143.P three-knife trimmer trims three sides of the book blocks also in a continuous process with no make-ready effort. The line can be transformed into a photobook machine by adding an XHB 500 feed unit upstream of the KM 200 perfect binder to allow sequential single-sheet feed.

Perfect binding line 9,000 cycles/h – everyone wants a good price-performance ratio!
A lot of space on the Kolbus drupa stand is given over to conventional post-press machines. Highlights here include the KM 600.C, an improved version of Kolbus’s successful perfect binder, targeted especially at fast, cost-competitive production of brochures, magazines, catalogues and book blocks. The KM 600.C is a universal machine and a candidate for many applications in multistage printing companies, trade bookbinders and digital printers.

Many engineering innovations – from infeed to delivery – have measurably improved performance and user-friendliness and cut make-ready times still further. The Kolbus KM 600.C is a perfect binder for industrial-scale postpress in the performance range up to 9,000 cycles/h and it’s being offered at an extraordinarily attractive price. Visitors to the drupa will be able to watch the new Kolbus inline perfect binder line consisting of a ZU 822.C gathering machine, a KM 600.C perfect binder and an HD 153.M three-knife trimmer.

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