Standard Horizon to Feature Intelligent Automation
The Standard Horizon BQ-470 four-clamp binder, featuring interchangeable EVA / PUR adhesive tanks and unparalleled automation, now has two important new accessories. Operators can use the SI-470 digital caliper to measure book thickness and automatically transfer this data to the binder for automated set-up. The other accessory is the new PM-470 Pre-melt tank, for operator convenience and longer runs between adhesive replenishment.
Most of the Standard Horizon book binding product line will be on display, ranging from short-run print-on-demand binders up to the 9-clamp CABS 4000 production perfect binding line with in-line signature gathering, CCD signature recognition system, and three-knife trimming.
Horizon Folders at the Forefront
Standard Horizon folders have gained a world-wide reputation for reliability, fold quality and performance. The line continues to grow, with important new folders and accessories slated to premier at Graph Expo:
- AF-406T – small-format (maximum sheet size 15.7 x 25.6) 6-buckle folder with pile feed and suction head has an optional 6-buckle second unit that can be added straight or cross-wise. This provides application flexibility, especially for the insert, outsert, and pharmaceutical markets.
- AFC-564/566A – automated four and six-buckle folders accept sheets up to 21.9 x 33.4, includes pile feeder with suction head, and can store up to 200 custom jobs in memory for easy recall.
- AFC-566FG – fully automated six-buckle folder accepts sheets up to 21.9 x 33.4, includes automatic roller gap settings and auto-positioning of the feed table guides and suction pre-feed head. Seventeen pre-set fold patterns are available on the touchscreen control console, and up to 200 custom jobs can be memorized for easy recall, with a 14-second automated make-ready.
- AFC-746D – automated large format folder accepts sheets up to 29 x 43.3, includes pile feeder with suction head, and has an optional palette or continuous feeder for maximum application flexibility.