Transporting signatures in a shingled stream offer further advantages as the opened corner of the signature is released on top of a stationary plate ensuring proper transfer of the signature onto the saddle. The transfer of the signature from the saddle to the sewing head is achieved using a venturi style heading up mechanism further ensuring proper transfer of all type of signatures. Hold down fingers on sewing saddle, hold signatures down to prevent rolling.
The Smyth ® Digital Book Sewing Machine line is completely modular:
This gives book manufacturers the flexibility to begin lay flat Smyth sewing and have their equipment be able to “grow” with their production requirements. Of course, the Smyth sewing systems can be purchased fully integrated with the automatic feeder for offset signatures and the digital flat sheet folder or in modular steps as described above.