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Book Block Preparation & Soft Cover Books

Stacking & De-stacking

ST E Stacker

ST E Stacker

A simple, easy to operate & versatile stacker offering a variety of applications for book blocks, catalogues, magazines and trimmed books in singles or piles.

Features:

  • Belt infeed
  • Single/double pre pile
  • Turn table with pusher for delivery
  • Touch screen panel for settings

Technical Data

  • Min book size: 150 x 110mm

  • Max book size: 380 x 320mm

  • Book thickness: 3 - 60mm

  • Max pile height: 180mm


ST 6000 E Stacker For Gathering

ST 6000 E Stacker For Gathering

Automatic stacker for handling sections direct from the gathering machine. Offset stacking and compensating options are available to ensure trouble free delivery of sections in piles.

Features:

  • Belt infeed
  • Double pusher for delivery
  • Touch screen panel for settings

Technical Data

  • Min book size: 150 x 110mm

  • Max book size: 450 x 320mm

  • Max book thickness: 60mm

  • Max pile height: 110mm


Compensating STG Stacker

Compensating STG Stacker

This stacker is supplied with equipment to flip the book on the infeed before arriving into the stacking turret. This machine is also able to turn the books 180° and deliver a pre-programmed pile height as required.

Features:

  • Belt infeed
  • Single/double pre-pile
  • Turn table with pusher for delivery
  • Touch screen panel for settings

Technical Data

  • Min book size: 150 x 110mm

  • Max book size: 350 x 300mm

  • Max book thickness: 10mm

  • Max pile height: 180mm

  • Speed: 5000 cycles/hr


Super D

Super D - Automated De-Stacking System

This machine separates pre-glued/sewn book blocks for individual downstream processing. This machine is automatic and flexible for uninterrupted production which is ideal for reel-fed print engines with integrated post print paper management systems.

Features:

  • Fully automated management and conveyance of the piles into the system
  • Barcode/data matrix code controls for automated adjustment to book block
  • Manual input option for products with non-varying dimensions
  • Automatic delivery of the individual book blocks downstream
  • Conveyors with traction gear gravity rollers for gentle handling
  • Touch-screen control panel

Technical Data

  • Min book size: 150 x 110mm

  • Max book size: 440 x 320mm

  • Min book thickness: 3mm

  • Max book thickness: 60mm

  • Speed (uniform): up to 2000/hr

  • Speed (variable): up to 1000/hr

  • Power required: 3ph-16A-400 V+N+E

  • Compressed air: 6 Bar

Perfect Binding, Soft Cover, End Papering, Backlining & Gauzing – INLINE

MitaBind Perfect Binder

MitaBind Perfect Binder

This single-clamp perfect binder and book block preparation line is suited to short runs. The mitabind is a fully automatic single-clamp perfect binder designed especially for the production of high-quality hardcover book blocks and softcover books in single to short-runs. Thanks to the integration of an end-sheet feeder and backlining station, yet with a high degree of automation with simple format setup times, ease of operation and comparably low complexity and space requirements, it achieves a unique position especially in the hardcover book-on-demand sector in the lower speed range (up to 300 blocks/h).

Features:

  • The complete integration of the end-sheet feeder and the backlining station into the initial machine concept avoids unnecessary “handling operations” with a comparatively compact design.
  • Simple operation by only one person. Inline connections possible for both upstream and downstream processes allow for workflow optimization.
  • Motorized quick format adjustment via touch screen monitor and/or thickness measurement and/or barcode control. Easy retrieval of saved formats that enables automatic machine setup.
  • Barcode use both for matching block/cover and for controlling the binder and subsequent downstream equipment.
  • Simple machine flow due to linear design.
  • Hardcover book blocks and softcover books can be produced in the same way.
  • Low space requirement of approx. 5.80 m x 1.80 m (19 ft x 6 ft)

Technical Data

  • Production speed:
    up to 6 books/min* softcover production
    up to 5 blocks/min* block production w. backlining

  • ‍Clamps number: 1

  • ‍‍Block formats (width x height x thickness)**
    min. 100 mm x 150 mm x 3 mm
    max. 320 mm x 380 mm x 60 mm
    min. 37⁄8"x 57⁄8" x ¹⁄₈"
    max. 129⁄16" x 147⁄₈" x 27⁄8"

  • ‍Paper grammage:
    min. 60 g/m²
    max. 170 g/m²

  • ‍Cover formats (width x height)**
    min. 205 mm x 150 mm
    max. 700 mm x 380 mm
    min. 81⁄16" x 57⁄8"
    max. 271⁄2" x 147⁄8"

  • ‍‍Cover grammage
    min. 100 g/m²
    max. 300 g/m²

  • ‍‍Cover feeder pile height**
    max. 50 mm
    max. 5⁄32"

  • ‍‍‍Creasing: double or quadruple

  • ‍‍‍Spine preparation (milling depth)**
    min. 0 mm
    max. 4 mm
    min. 0"
    max. 5⁄32"

  • ‍‍‍‍Electrics: EVA Hotmelt 12kW, 400 V, 3 PNE, 50 Hz

  • ‍‍‍‍‍Air consumption: 1’200 Nl/min. (6 bar)

  • ‍‍‍‍‍‍Floor space (standard closed): 5.80 m x 1.81 m

  • ‍‍‍‍‍‍Weight:
    approx 1’800 kg (4’000 lbs.) standard
    approx. 3’000 kg (6’700 lbs.) with endpaper and backlining station

* The effective performance depends onmode, format, milling depth and pressing time.

** In case of deviations between inch and mm, mm is considered binding.

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End papering – OFFLINE

PräziGard

PräziGard

The PräziGard is designed to glue folded endpapers to book blocks. The machine applies a strip of glue on end sheets and connects them to the book.

Technical Data

  • Book Width: 110 - 225 mm

  • Book Length: 148 - 320 mm 

  • Book Thickness: 3 - 79 mm 

  • Speed: up to 360 cycles / hr 

  • Floor space: 1540 x 390 cm 

  • Height: 36.5 cm 

  • Weight: 27 kgs 

  • Power supply: 230 V - 50 Hz (A. C.) 

Thread sewing for book production - DIGITAL

Smyth FX 30 Sewing Machine

Smyth FX 30 Sewing Machine

This new solution for Short Run digital book production and large formats is designed to give a high-quality strong book especially suitable for photo albums and art books. The user-friendly system is easy to use, incorporating automatic thread cut off between books, providing easy separation at the delivery. This machine utilises the tried and tested Smyth thread sewing system used throughout the range of machines, ensuring reliability and book quality.

The FX 50 model incorporates the FX30 model, and is equipped with side feeding for higher productivity. It also allows you to retrofit model P so you are able to incorporate inline folding at a later date. To buy this set up as one piece the model is DX 50.

Technical Data

  • Min section size: 125 x 75mm

  • Max section size: 510 x 550mm

  • Speed: 14 cycles/min

  • Total stitches: 14

  • Stitch length: 18mm

  • Power: 1Kw - 3 Phase

  • Requires: Compressed Air

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Smyth DX 50 Sewing Machine

Smyth DX 50 Sewing Machine

The new design of the DX 50 modular system enables the processing of flat sheets into sewn books, collating into sections and automatic thread cutting. Feeding directly onto the saddle is possible for larger formats. This machine is good for both digital and litho short run production.

Technical Data

  • Front Feeding

    • Max speed: Up to 14 cycles/min
    • Signature Size: Min 75 x 125mm, Max 550 x 510mm
  • Side Feeding

    • Max Speed: Up to 18 cycles/min

    • Signature Size: Min 75 x 125mm, Max 350 x 510mm

    • No of Stitches: 14

    • Stitch Length: 18mm

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Smyth DX 70 Book Finishing Line

Smyth DX 70 Book Finishing Line

This new fully-automatic “sheet fed” machine collates and sews signatures composed of 4-page digitally printed inserted sheets, to create sewn books. The DX 70 PLUS incorporates buckle folding and cross knife to produce sections inline before sewing. The sections are collated as required to form 8, 12, 16, 24 and 32 page sections. The DX 70 PLUS can also run inline with a Tecnau (a system for web printing and converting sheets to be directly fed into the sewer feeder), which allows a web2print solution.

Technical Data - DX 70:

  • Signature size: Min 220 x 80mm, Max 500 x 350mm

  • Sheet size: Max 700 x 500mm

  • Speed: up to 200m/min

  • No. of stitches: 12

  • Stitch length: 24mm

  • Air consumption: Max 350 Nl/min at 5 bar

  • Power: 400V–50Hz 3 phase 4.5 Kw

Technical Data - DX 70 PLUS:

  • 4 PAGE MODE

    • Signature size: Min 210 x 90mm, Max 350 x 350mm
    • Sheet size: Max 350 x 700mm
  • 8 PAGE MODE

    • Signature size: Min 135 x 90mm, Max 350 x 250mm
    • Sheet size: Max 700 x 500mm
  • No. of stitches: 12

  • Stitch length: 24mm

  • Air consumption: Max 350 Nl/min at 5 bar

  • Power: 400V–50Hz 3 phase 4.5 Kw

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Automatic Thread Sewing for book production – OFFSET/LITHO

Smyth FF70-4D Automatic Box Sewing machine

Smyth FF70-4D Automatic Box Sewing machine

This model is the entry-level solution for producing high quality sewn books.

Technical Data

  • Signature sizes: Min 80 x 135 mm, Max 420 x 320 mm

  • No. of stitches: 9

  • Length of stitches: 24mm

  • Mechanical speed: Max. 180 cycles/mi

  • Distance between stitches: 24mm

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Smyth FF70-4D Automatic Box Sewing machine

Smyth FF250-4D Automatic Box Sewing machine

This model is ideal for standard, multi-up and oversized book production.

An XL model is available for large, oversized books.

Technical Data

  • Signature sizes: Min 80 x 135 mm, Max 340 x 560 mm

  • (XL model) Max 340 x 600 mm

  • No. of stitches: 13 standard (14 XL)

  • Length of stitches: 24mm

  • Mechanical speed: Max 150 cycles/min

  • Distance between stitches: 24mm


Smyth FF70-4D Automatic Box Sewing machine

Smyth FF280-4D Automatic Box Sewing machine

This model is a top-of-the-range sewing machine for the very highest quality in Smyth-sewn book production.

Options for these sewers:

  • OPTICAM to recognise the gathered signature sequence
  • PASTING DEVICE standard system Pafra mod

  • SEWN BOOK STACKER model EASYSTACK

Technical Data

  • Signature sizes: Min 80 x 135 mm, Max 320 x 420 mm

  • No. of stitches: 9

  • Length of stitches: 24mm

  • Mechanical speed: Max. 180 cycles/mi

  • Distance between stitches: 24mm

Integrated Sewing Gathering Machines

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Unit and Concept Lines

These lines are designed for litho print, incorporating gathering and sewing inline. The Unit Line is the world's most compact gathering and sewing line, is has vertical signature loading. The Concept Line is for two or more sewing machines and has horizontal signature loading.

Gathering is also available separately.

Technical Data

  • Stations available: 6, 12, 18, 24 or more

  • Signature sizes: Min 80 x 140mm Max 540 x 350 mm (single station use)

  • Mechanical Speed: 3,000 cycles/h (single station use)

  • Min 140 x 80mm Max 350 x 350mm (double station use)

  • Mechanical Speed: 3,000 cycles/h (double station use)

  • Combined with: FF70 4D, FF280 4D or FF250 4D

  • Sewn Book Stacker Model: EASYSTACK

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Side Sewing for single sheets

Smyth FF70-4D Automatic Box Sewing machine

ODM Super Sewer

This is an automatic inline sewing machine designed for On Demand photo books, yearbooks, journals, children’s text books (up to 12mm thick). Easy to operate with a touch screen control panel. Super Sewer features Back Tack Technology. This means that the sewing machine does a reverse back stitch on the head and tail of the book block. This ensures a very strong side sew which will not come apart at the head and tail. The Super Sewer can stitch up to 10 books per minute (600 books per hour).

An XXL model is available, which has been designed for large format books up to 25mm thick, incorporating automatic pre-drilling of the holes for the needles and thread. It produces up to 400 books (25mm thick) per hour.

Technical Data

  • Book size: Min 100 x 100 x 1mm, Max 350 x 380 x12mm

  • (XXL Model) Min 400 x 400mm, Max 450 x 450 mm

  • Speed: Up to 600 books/hour

  • Power required: Single phase

  • Self-adjusting, automatic in-line sewing machine

  • Back Tack Technology ensures a strong side sew

  • Easy-to-operate LCD touch screen colour control panel

  • Vortec needle cooling system

  • Hopper delivery neatly stacks sewn books

  • Quick change bobbin

  • Lock-stitch sewing

  • Safety guard box lifts open for easy access

  • Automatically back sews both head and tail of each book.