Standard Finishing Systems

Smart Binding System

In a world first, Standard will demonstrate the Smart Binding System designed for continuous-feed digital print in Booth 1902. The solution will produce short-run, variable books of different size and thickness from a roll with no manual touch points. As book run-lengths continue to drop, costly and labor intensive finishing steps can erode book manufacturing profits. To address this, the Smart Binding System features advanced automation, quick changeovers, and low labor costs, allowing efficient production of short run-length books from a pre-printed roll. A Standard Hunkeler UW6 unwinds a 20" wide pre-printed roll which is cut into sheets in the Standard Hunkeler CS6-I rotary cutter and then folded to signatures in the Standard Horizon AF-566F folder. The signatures are stacked and glued into book blocks by Horizon's new BBS-40 and presented to the Horizon SB-09V nine-clamp perfect binder. The clamps in the SB-09V binder change over automatically for the varying book thickness. Bound books are intelligently accumulated prior to delivery to the HT-1000V variable three-knife trimmer, which dynamically changes over for format and thickness. The entire system will be producing at a rate of 2,000 variable-thickness and variable-format size books per hour.

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