only semi-automatic machine of its kind that is fully self-adjusting.
simultaneously to the head and tail of book blocks of different
sizes and thickness with no
make-ready or set-up.
The machine increases
productivity for binders that must process one-offs
and multiple copies in short
runs such as those encountered in hardcover On-Demand book
A Programmable Logic
Controller (PLC) controls the machine with diagnostics for
ease of troubleshooting.
The book block with its spine facing
towards the headband applicators is placed on the table. As
it is slid inward against a fixed left-side register, it lifts
a spine thickness-sensing gauge pulling the correct amount
of headband material, lined with a double-sided adhesive tape,
to match the spine. It also causes the right-side gauge with
its headband applicator to move automatically and be stopped
by the book block to form a guide to guarantee that the book
block is pushed into the machine straight. The operator continues
to slide and push the book block against pressing pads that
trigger the cutting of the headband material and adhere it
to the spine.