Adhesive Binders — Tightening the Belt
Also recognizing the need for easy setup parameters, Duplo USA has addressed the issue by designing the unit with respect to book thickness variation, according to Paul Steinke, marketing director, so that there's no setup adjustments for that area of perfect binding. Thus, the only change that needs to be made from book to book is spine length.
"One trend I've noticed is the book-on-demand environment," states Steinke. "We've seen them from the highly productive binders requiring the capability of doing varying thickness in a production environment. There's also been a lot of interest in our small tabletop model for localized book-on-demand environments."
Duplo carries a pair of floor models: the single-clamp MR 500 and the four-clamp Quadramax. Steinke points out that the Quadramax was the first unit to offer varying thickness when it debuted about three years ago.
Finally, Kolbus America offers the Systembinder KM491 P, which is available with 18, 25, 32, 39, 46 and 53 clamps. With speeds up to 10,000 cph, the Systembinder features horizontal infeed, precise book-block clamping and individual spine processing.