Book/Booklet Binders — Fast and Easy, Rules
Booklet-making equipment from MBM Corp. includes the Booklet-Pro 8800 document finishing system, which produces flat-finished, folded booklets at a rate of 2,700 per hour. Other offerings include the Sprint 2000 and 5000 (1,500 sets per hour), as well as the Booklet-Pro 6100 and 7500.
Baumfolder has introduced the Baumfolder B2000 and the QuickBook booklet makers to the market. The B2000 can jog, stitch and fold more than 65,000 booklets using stitching wire before reloading.
Heat Systems Make the Difference
The following was supplied by Louis R. Hollmeyer, director of marketing for Valco Cincinnati.
Postpress bookbinding equipment, such as perfect binders and casing-in machines, require energy-efficient adhesive delivery systems that can quickly meet full production melt rates for back spine and joint gluing.
Today, hot-melt systems are available with energy-efficient tank designs that make it possible to heat and deliver large quantities of adhesive in short periods of time. Automatic level controls allow these units to melt glue on-demand as required by production speeds, while eliminating degradation and char.
These same systems can also effectively perform side-seam binding operations and hinge gluing. Some use of the pot and wheel method is still prevalent in this area. However, utilizing an effective extrusion system can deliver a more precise glue application. Bead placements are more accurate and glue volumes are uniform, producing a superior book.
An effective hot-melt extrusion system utilizes a pattern control for valve activation. If more or less glue is needed the pressure is easily adjustable. These same extrusion systems can also effectively perform precise tipping and inserting operations.