This automatic book line allows casing-in of book blocks with square or round back, also of very large sizes, in small and medium runs. It can be installed in-line with a digital book printing and book block preparation line, or as an independent unit.
The line offered consists of:
The Smyth semi-automatic casing-in machine is offered in (2) formats – standard size and large size. The machine is operator friendly and easy to operate offering high precision and efficient production. This machine is ideal for on-demand book manufacturers, sample books, thin books as well as short to medium production runs. The machine has a casing station with cover guides which holds the book cover in place. The book block is feed through the front of the machine on a fixed wing which has a push system that takes the book block to a moving wing, which transports it though the gluing station. The glued book block is automatically inserted into the book cover and then the operator removes the finished hardcover book. A foot pedal activates the production cycle, which allows the operator to keep both hands free. The guides on the machine allows for precise placement of the block into the book cover ensuring high quality results. The glue tank offers simple and easy clean-up.
Designed for outside tipping of endpapers, sheets, signatures and cards. It offers compact design, simple operation, quick make-ready and accurate registering.
Piles of endsheets and signatures are loaded separately in two vertical hoppers. The bottom signature is extracted by a gripper and laid on a transport chain.
The signature passes under a gluing device which applies a line of glue along the spine. An endsheet is fed from the second hopper and accurately aligned over the signature. Two pairs of rollers rub the glue down uniformly along the spine. The finished product comes out in a shingle on a horizontal delivery table.
Our small perfect binder for the process of applying backing, gauze and endpapers automatically to Smyth sewn book block. Automatically applies in one pass two endpapers and the lining material to a book block for hard cover Smyth bookbinding. The endpapers are pre-gathered with the book blocks. The side-gluing nozzles apply glue on both sided with a double line so that both the book block and the outside face of the endpapers are glued to the book and ready for the application of the lining strip which has been positioned by means of a special guide onto the cover feeding station. After the spine and side pressure is applied the operator can remove the book block.
The machine performs the following two processes separately and contemporary:
Hydraulic pressing process is to eliminate the residues air between the flyleaf and the book case. Groove pressing process is to make a shape of about 3 mm wide at the position connecting the front and the back cover and the ridge. This is to make the book block free of deformations and easy to read, and it also helps to make the appearance of the book more beautiful.
Single book or photo-book or photo-album, after casing-in, is manually entered into the machine in a vertical position with the spine down. The spine of the book rests on a bar actuated by a pneumatic cylinder that carries the book down in the correct position and always the same for all the books. The hydraulic circuit starts and the book is clamped between two plates and pressed for an adjustable period of time, as adjustable is the operating pressure of the hydraulic system.
At the same time pneumatic cylinders actuate heated blades that form the groove in the desired position near the spine of the book.
Equipped with a small display for facilitating the operations of use of the machine like format change and pressing time and a Digital Temperature Controller for setting the temperature of the blades
Gluing and turning-in machine to produce hardcovers for books, photo-books or photo-album.
Composed by four distinct units and grouped into a single compact production system:
An optional version is suitable for short runs, does not have the cardboard feeder, but is equipped with a special device for manual positioning of the cardboards, particular guides allow to position the material easily and perfectly.