IBIS Will Launch Enhanced Smart-binder ‘PLUS’ Model at drupa

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

HIGH WYCOMBE, U.K.—April 13, 2012—Features of this new Smart-binder ‘PLUS’ model include higher cycling rate, indexing book transport belts in the trimmer, a cover auto-loader, automatic stop-stitch and higher web speeds.

New selective folder F-200
A new “selective” folder model F-200 is now available for Smart-binder operation when web speeds exceed 300 feet/min. This folder offers the unique ability to vary the number of pages in the book on-the-run in increments of 4, by a making a combination of 8 and 12 page folded sections.

Smart-binder SB-5
IBIS is currently installing a Smart-binder SB-5 system (including both an in-line saddle-stitcher and an in-line 4-clamp perfect binder) in-line with a high speed ink jet printer (492 feet/min) at a Government Printers in Italy. This system switches automatically between saddle-stitched booklet production and perfect-bound book production.

Smart-binder SB-2 performance feedback
We have received customer feedback that during February 2012 three Smart-binder SB-2s at one site each processed 26 million A4 pages into saddle-stitched booklets in-line with three digital CF printers. This represents around a million pages per day, per machine, and demonstrates the Smart-binder’s unique capability for high-volume output.

New Perfect binder (1,500 books/hour)
To complement our existing single-clamp in-line perfect binder model PB-600, we are now able to provide our new ‘Sprint-binder’ PB-2000 with 4 clamps for 1,500 perfect-bound books/hour. We can configure this binder as part of a complete system to operate in-line with the highest speed digital CF web printers.

See us at drupa 2012 in Hall 13, Stand B10

Source: IBIS.