Challenge Machinery is featuring its CMT 130 on-demand book trimmer with another new capability: true fully-automated book-of-one production trimming without operator intervention with its new Txe or TxL bar-code control systems. Using barcodes printed on the pre-cut book block, job dimensions are sent to the trimmer for complete automated set-up. This exclusive feature requires no operator intervention between books of different sizes.
The CMT 130 is easy to setup with full digital control for fast, accurate changeover in less than 10 seconds requiring no special tools or clampboards. The rugged construction of the CMT 130 with hydraulic clamping and cutting action provides the necessary force to accurately cut up to 2”/51mm thick books. The CMT130 is built using components such as UHMW gib surfaces, composite bearings, and stepper motor technology.
The modularity of the CMT 130 can be configured as a hand-feed off-line trimmer; add a high-capacity feeder and high-capacity stacker for unattended, near-line trimming; or add the advanced in-feed and cooling tower for in-line finishing capabilities.