Standard to Highlight Automated Solutions at GRAPH EXPO
Next up is the innovative Standard Horizon CABS 6000 perfect binding system, which brings new levels of automation to production bookbinding. The system includes the MG-600 Gatherer, SB-17 seventeen-clamp Perfect Binder, and HT-110 Three-knife Trimmer. This in-line system can produce up to 6,000 books per hour. Each component is equipped with an icon-based 10.4” color touch screen that enables end-to-end automated setup in ten minutes or less, and the ability to memorize 200 jobs for instant recall.
The CABS allows for quick changeover from EVA to PUR adhesive with interchangeable tanks and book thicknesses from .08” to 2”. This flexibility lets printers serve more market segments and meet varying customer application requirements. Other features include CCD cameras on the cover feed and gathering stations, ability to load covers on-the-fly, twin milling stations, automated in-line cover scoring, gauze feeding for hard cover book blocks, weight checking, and a digital caliper that measures book size and thickness and transfers settings to the binder for automated setup.
Saddlestitching Flexibility: Solutions for Digital Cut-sheet, Digital Roll and Offset
Standard Horizon saddlestitching systems will now be able to support more diverse printed formats than ever before, with the unveiling of a new entry-level near-line bookletmaking solution that’s designed especially for cut-sheet digital color output.
For rolls, the Standard Horizon StitchLiner 6000 Digital saddlestitcher will be shown producing variable sheet-count booklets from a digitally pre-printed roll on the Standard booth. Standard Hunkeler unwinding and rotary cutting technology has been tightly integrated with the Horizon saddlestitching platform, and an optional high-speed sheet feeder can be added so customers have the flexibility to run from a roll or cut-sheets. The StitchLiner 6000 Digital can also be placed in-line with a roll-fed printer, so you can go from white paper to full-color, variable booklets that are ready-to-ship in one continuous process with no manual touchpoints.