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USA 
(516) 883-6805 (Voice) 
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Mekatronics, Inc. is a member of the following organizations:
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  USED EQUIPMENT

Please contact us about any of the machines listed here.
Process Machine

BINDERS

MEKATRONICS MEKABIND Double-Fan Adhesive Binder REMANUFACTURED

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"PICCOLO" Unique binder with interchangeable

         HOT and COLD gluing units featuring:

•  Quick setting in a few minutes

•  Big range: From 4” to 17.7” in height and up to 

    2.36” in thickness.

•  Very good binding strength due to dustless saw

    with notching teeth and brushes.

•  Dual glue rollers for precise glue application

•  Thermostatically controlled glue temperature

•  Cam-operated glue scrapers

•  Cover pressing unit with cover thickness adjustment

Ideal for the production of adhesive bound booklets, magazines, catalogues etc. and can cover sewn books. The ideal machine for short runs, samples, repairs, glue testing in binderies and in-plant printers, universities, banks and insurance companies etc.

               SHOWROOM DEMO, ALMOST NEW

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BOOK SMASHER/NIPPER

MEKATRONICS Hydraulic SPEED-NIP Model SN-205, Serial 252. Speeds up the process of compressing or "smashing" the swell in the folded signatures of sewn book blocks.20 ton capacity

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BOARD CUTTERS NIAGARA, 22-3/8" Foot Operated cutter.

JAQUES-Jr., 24" Tabletop Board cutter.

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BOOK MEASURING

MEKATRONICS MD-17 A solid-state book measuring device with no moving parts that measures the height, width and bulk sizes of a book. It can operate as either a standalone unit or can be interfaced with the proven ABLE bindery automation software to supply all pertinent data for binding the book block.


 

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BOOK SAW

MEKATRONICS Pneumatic multiple blades saw used for hand sewing.

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BUILDING-IN

MEKATRONICS HYDROPRESS A versatile, heavy-duty, (22,000 lbs.) hydraulic, twin building-in machine.

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DEFLOREZ A single clamp, table model hard cover book building-in machine, Mode H Serial #164, with clamp and joint pressure adjustable, with temperature control for joint nipping blades and clamp pressure timer.

115 V single phase.

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HUNKELER ADP-45/70, 17"x27", 2 x 7-12" daylight.

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SCHMEDT "PraForm" Book Press/Joint Former, Model HHS 20-Standard.  Bulk thickness 4-5/16", Block width 14-15/16", Block height 13-3/4", 2095 lbs. Force.

                                   Needs repairs.

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CASING-IN

MEKATRONICS VERSAMATIC A single-operator, self-adjusting semi-automatic machine for casing-in different sizes, thickness and types of paper with no make-ready or set-up time handling bulk sizes up to 4-1/8". REMANUFACTURED

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CASE MAKING GAUGE

LOTEK Case Making Gauge mounted on a table with a lighted cover view box.

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END SHEET TIPPER

Infinitely faster and more efficient than any other means in use, as well as simple in construction and inexpensive to operate. It handles volumes of any size without change or adjustment. It does away with the slow, messy, uncertain tiresome pasting done with a brush or by other means.

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EDGE/MARGIN GLUER

POTDEVIN 1" Model ECO. Perfect for gluing labels on the edge for applications to cans, etc. Take the glued label and wrap the dry end around the container and wrap the label back on itself with the adhesive end. Can apply a strip of adhesive to the edge of the material from 1/8" tp 1". 110 V.

REMANUFACTURED Like new.

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GLUER

GLUE WELL Production control is easily maintained with this variable speed Sheet Gluing Machine.

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                       REMANUFACTURED Like new.

AGGRESSIVELY PRICED  

 

TOPSIDE GLUER A productivity boosting portable gluing machine whereby the glued sheet does not have to be flipped over.            BRAND NEW NEVER USED

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HARDCOVER MAKING

Multi-functional  machine with cover creasing, cutting and turning-in.

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HEADBAND APPLICATION

The only semi-automatic machine of its kind that is fully self-adjusting. A pplies headbands simultaneously to the head and tail of book blocks of different sizes and thickness with no make-ready or set-up.

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JOINT CREASER

ENHANCED "ROCK CITY" Formarly an injury prone machine, a favorite among library and short- run edition binders, has been enhanced to be OSHA compliant to provide for the safety of workers. Two cycle-start switches must be concurrently tripped. Forms deep, clean and permanent joints in book covers.

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ROLLER BACKERS

PLEGER Air clamp model, self-adjusting. Air does the hard work of setting, hopping on the treadle and other fatiguing motions. Capable of processing book blocks 17" high and up to 4-1/2" thick.

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ELLIS Roller Backer

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ROTARY PRESS The ideal machine for pressing finished cases following the turning-in operation. Flexible or rigid materials up to ½" thick receive uniform pressure, removing trapped air and assuring a flat lamination. Pressure is manually adjustable to accommodate materials of varying thickness.

REMANUFACTURED Like new.     

                                                 AGGRESSIVELY PRICED

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ROUNDING & BACKING

MEKATRONICS Model GL-10 REMANUFACTURED

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MEKATRONICS Model GL-7R Serial #0388 (1985)

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The PIE, self-adjusting Rounder & Backer, is an award winning machine by its designer Jack Bendror. Processes intermixed sizes, thickness and types of paper with no make-ready or set-up whatsoever. Operating successfully for over half a century in binderies worldwide. This hard to find machine makes it most desirable for library binding and on-demand hard cover manufacturing. Protected by the proven patented DIGI-GUARD safety device that prevents injury should the operator’s fingers or hand be in the working area. Capable of processing book blocks 15” high x 3” thick. 220V, 3 Ph., 60 Hz.

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SEWERS OMCOA Remanufactured Oversewing Machine
 

OMCOA Oversewing Mahine, Serial #418

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SPINE MILLING

BRACKETT, Rebuilt.

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SMYTH M81, Serial 122.

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SPINE MILLING AND/OR NOTCHING

MEKATWIN A self adjusting machine that allows you to do: spine milling only, spine notching only, spine milling and notching. REMANUFACTURED

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SPINE CUTTING AND NOTCHING

PRACUT A semi-automatic machine designed to simultaneously cut and notch book blocks and magazine spines prior to fan-binding for improved linkage of glue and paper.

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SPINE NOTCHING MEKANOTCH SR. Rebuilt,                   SOLD
 

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  MEKANOTCH JR.

Spine milling may be sufficient when processing book blocks with lightly sized or pulpy paper. However, when glossy, coated, or heavily calendared paper is encountered, its inability to expose fibers makes it inadequate. Traditional roughening techniques help to expose fibers to some degree, but in many instances they can be detrimental by destroying the fiber bonds at the paper edge. The MEKANOTCH™-Jr. was specifically designed to complement and enhance adhesive binding technology.

                                                 REMANUFACTURED

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STAMPING

KENSOL Model 11-LT, #A140HB Hot Foil Stamper.

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KENSOL Model 52-T, Model 140 HB Hot Foil Stamper

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STAMPING CHASE FOR ABOVE

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KENSOL Model 36T Serial #TTC-7964-D, 6" x 8" heated top plate, 11" x 12" lower table, two-hand safety. 115V

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STICHERS

BOSTICH Model 19AW, Serial 3765. Like new.

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BOSTICH Model 2 Serial #4238V 110 V

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NEW JERSEY MODEL 4, Single-head wire stitcher, up to 1/2" bulk.

TURNING-IN

MEKATRONICS AUTO 4-STEP

A semi-automatic 42" turning-in machine. It eliminates the dexterity and force that must be exerted to snugly push the folded turned-in portion under the pressing bar as needed in a manual machine. Eliminates muscle fatigue or wrist pain that can result in injury from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.Ideal for photo book manufacturing.

                        AGGRESSIVELY PRICED

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MEKATRONICS ROLL-IN, A two-step turning-in machine that improves on and speeds up the traditional 4-step turning-in process.

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MEKATRONICS, PADDED COVERS TURNING-IN. A 4-Step turning-in machine.

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SCHMEDT "PraKant" Model 6E turns two opposing sides in one operation cycle and then the cover is rotated 90 degrees and the operation repeated. 220V, 1 Ph. SHOWROOM CLEARANCE SALE

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TYPSETTING

LUDLOW Typograph #M17452

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Authentic Antique Equipment & Tools

The collection below of museum quality bookbinding equipment and tools some still in use today will make a distinctive display in your corporate offices and hallways.

BONE FOLDERS

These genuine Vintage Pre Ban Ivory Bone Folders are useful for turning corners on cloth and leather, folding, smoothing out and burnishing surfaces and scoring.

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BOOK SECTIONER

The OMCOA book sectioner is a multi- knived device which with one stroke a book can be uniformly divided into leaves approximately .060" in thickness and made ready for oversewing. It is extremely simple to operate and assures uniformity and good "openability".

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CASE MAKING GAUGE

This precision tooled prototype is the predecessor of the famous Mekatronics' LOTEK.

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CHASES

An assortment of unique flip-up chases where a slight twist of the handle locks slugs in place. Slugs are not damaged and can be reused.

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CORD CUTTER

A motorized device that cuts cords of adjustable lengths for head and tail reinforcement of the cover.

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DECORATING TOOLS

A large assortment of rare decorating tools. .

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FINISHING STAND

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GILDING WHEEL

W. H. COE Gilding wheels, 3/16" and 1/4" size in original box with instructions.

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HAMMERS

SIGNATURE BEATING HAMMERS For centuries bookbinders would use these hammers to beat gold as well as beat the thick hand made paper that made up book signatures to remove the swell (sponginess). These 5 to 14 lb hammers are not to be confused with the much lighter rounding and backing hammers.

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ROUNDING & BACKING HAMMERS

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LETTERING PALLETS

Available in various sizes, these pallets are a practical neccessity for stamping titles in gold. Turning the thumb screws at the ends causes the clamping blocks to move forward or away from each other so that the type is always centered under the handle.

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LITHO STONE

This 9-1/2" x 13" x 2" stone lithograph with its image makes a nice addition to any collector.

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PAD COUNTER  
PERFORATOR

ROSBACK, Perforator.

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PRESSES MEKATRONICS EZ-PRESS Sr. This one-of-a-kind book press is the prototype of the production 1,500 lb. production model. Made of steel and aluminum, it consists of a platen, suspended by constant force springs, counterbalanced to "float" in midair, so that a few ounces of force will move it in either direction. When pushed in contact with books to be pressed, the platen is locked to the posts. Depending on the desired pressing force, two to four effortless quarter-turns of a ratchet wrench can produce a pressing force of up to 3,000 lbs.
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COPY PRESS

The all-metal press is used to press a limited amount of books. A ball-and-socket joint which connects the main screw with the platen reduces breakage to a minimum.

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WOODEN PRESS (Unknown)

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FINISHING PRESS

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LYING PRESS

The lying press more commonly called the laying press may also be termed the backing press and the cutting press, as both operations of backing a book and cutting the edges are performed on it.

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GILDING PRESS

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ROLLER BACKERS

W.F. ELLIS Roller Backer. A 19th century masterpiece. View Photos 1 2

MYERS Hand Roller Backer. A museum piece, a 19th century masterpiece. Will paint to suit.

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SCORING

OMCOA Scoring Machine. Used for scoring of sections or a number of loose or glued-up leaves preparatory to whip stitching or oversewing to enable the book to open freely from the score and prevent tearing.

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SEWING MACHINE

SMYTH NO. 12 HYBRID This is the offspring of the Smyth No. 3 book sewing machine that was redesigned by Jack Bendror in 1957 to operates like the semi-automatic Smyth No. 12 of which only one is known to exist.

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STABBER

BLACK & CLAWSON Stabs holes for hand sewing

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STAMPING/EMBOSSING

A. G BURTON'S SON, CHICAGO. Called: Arming Press, Embossing Press, Stamping Press these machines would create the richly embossed book covers that make the nineteenth century book unique.

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LATHAM "MONITOR" Bench lever embosser.

Called: Arming Press, Embossing Press, Stamping Press these machines would create the richly embossed book covers that make the nineteenth century book unique.

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UNKNOWN Called: Arming Press, Embossing Press, Stamping Press these machines would create the richly embossed book covers that make the nineteenth century book unique.

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OMCOA, "Dek-O-Letter". Stamps on the spine of a finished book.

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KOEMAT, This semi-automatic cover lettering machine was introduced in the 1950's. It is driven by printed circuit boards made by Siemens. It is the predecessor to the computerized lettering machines pioneered by Mekatronics in 1974.

STAMPING CHASES

A wide assortment of stamping chases.

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THUMB INDEX CUTTER

A rare hand thumb index cutter with a 3/4" diameter cutter.

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TYPE CABINETS

An oak type cabinet, 22" wide x 21" deep x 25" high with 10 drawers 7 of which are with type.

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A 15-drawer oak type cabinet, 22" wide x 21" deep x 34" high with type and a missing drawer.

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TYPESETTING

INTERTYPE Model F-4, Machine #30019 w/4 magazines with type. With Quadding and Centering device and miscellaneous loose items.

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Mekatronics is recognized as the worlds' leader in the
technical development of self-adjusting bookbinding machinery
for library, short-run edition and demand binding.
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