The new, JDF-compliant guillotine replaces a 10-year-old Polar cutter, and joins a four-color Speedmaster CD 74 perfector, a pair of Printmaster QM 46-4s and assorted prepress equipment. "Heidelberg and Cal Poly have been mutually supportive partners for many years, and we share a like-minded approach to the task of preparing the next generation of industry leadership," says Harvey Levenson, professor and head of the Graphic Communication Department at Cal Poly.
Auto Wire Binder Speeds Output
PROVIDENCE, RI—Ocean State Bindery has installed a Rilecart B-535 double-loop wire binder from Spiel Associates that has the capability of automatically binding up to 2,500 books per hour. "We used to average between 300 and 500 books per hour on two semi-automatic machines, with four operators," reports Bruce Boyarsky, owner. "Now, we average around 2,200 books per hour with the same four operators."
First U.S. Thermo Camera on Open PUR Glue Pot
STONE MOUNTAIN, GA—C&C Trade Bindery, a perfect binding and mechanical book binding specialist, has added a new WST thermographic glue control system (GC1-1) on its open PUR glue pot. It is reportedly the first thermo camera for perfect-bound products to be installed in the U.S. market.
The GC1-1 system is designed to ensure and control the high quality of the glue application on products. In addition to PUR, it can be used on other adhesives like hotmelt applied by either an extrusion system or glue roller technology.
According to Charlie Saudarg, C&C president, when his operator first tested the GC1-1, he touched the glue application on a book spine before it passed the camera system, and the system detected the same small spot every time
BIA Conference Will Feature Two Local Plant Tours
ORLANDO, FL—The Binding Industries Association (BIA) Conference, held May 23-25 here at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate, will have two in-depth plant tours to complement the many sessions at the conference.