PERFECT BINDING

PERFECT BINDING MACHINES AND LINES

 

QUICK BINDER

The flexible perfect binder with manual feeding and 5 clamps

The Quickbinder offers a unique diversity in application technology through the optional processing of hotmelt, dispersion and PUR (roller + nozzle) as well as the optimal processing of gauzing material for the production of book blocks or brochures with gauzing (i.e. swiss-brochures, Otabind-brochures) in one working process.

The Quickbinder is a universal adhesive binder with a small size of only 4.1m length and 1.8m width, but all the features of an industrial perfect binder. An outstanding feature of the Quickbinder is the fully motorized adjustment of all functions for adjusting product thickness and envelope size. The combination of motorized adjustment and graphical interactive user interface Navigator, forms the basis for a simple operation and a very economical operation. With a wide format range from A6 to A3 (A4 landscape) and product thicknesses up to 70mm the Quickbinder can be used for nearly all imaginable production tasks.

Optimized for the respective user, the Quickbinder is available in the following equipment variants:
Edition Basic, Edition Universal, Edition Digital.

Features as standard

  • Fully motorized regulation of all important functions for setting block thickness and cover formats
  • High-quality, high-performance spine preparation with main milling unit, multiple knife head and dust extraction system
  • Comprehensive gluing technology for selective processing of hotmelt, coldglue and PUR gluing with separate processing of spine and side gluing
  • Universal, easy-to-use rotary cover feeder for processing of 4, 6 and 8 page covers
  • Eassy to use thanks to the Navigator, a graphically interactive user interface

Technical data

Mechanical speed 500 — 2000 cycles/h*
Product height 110 — 430 mm 4,33 — 16,93
Product width 105 — 320 mm 4,13 — 12,60
Product thickness 2 — 70 mm 0,08 — 2,76
Cover height 110 — 435 mm 4,33 — 17,13
Cover width 208 — 650 mm 8,19 — 25,59
Width of rear side of cover 103 — 310 mm 4,06 — 12,20
Book hang-out 8, 10, 12 mm 0,31, 0,39, 0,47
Opening width of clamps max. 90 mm max. 3,54″

* Net capacity depends on the material, product type, etc.

 

BASIC EQUIPMENT:
1. Handfeeding station

2. Spine preparation station

3. Rotary cover feeder

4. Rotary cover feeder

5. Station with up to 4 scores

6. Cover aligning and pressing station

7. Delivery unit

8. Cross-stacking device

OPTIONS:

1. Hotmelt spine gluing unit

2. Hotmelt side gluing unit

3. Coldglue equipment

4. PUR QuickJet (nozzle)

5. PUR compact (roller)

6. Otabind / Swiss brochure

7. Interface conveyor with lay-down device

8. Delta 10 function

9. CBM (Cover-Bookblock-Matching)

10. Book block feeder

Conveyor + three knife trimmer + automatic stacker after perfect binder

 

CITY e

The automatic perfect binder

The City e is the ideal perfect binder for industrial finishing- and printing companies. Frequent job changes along with high productivity, is the daily business for this automatic perfect binder. The outstanding feature of the City e is the intelligent combination of motorized and manual adjustments.

All main and important functions are adjustable via Navigator by motor control; seldom-used adjustments can be set manually in a precise and reproducible manner. This makes the City e an automatic perfect binder with excellent cost/performance ratio.

With a total length of about 6.3 metre the City e belongs to the most compact perfect binders in its class. When inline connected with gathering machines, the available 90°- or 180° configuration allow users to install this perfect binder with high specification in very limited spaces. Despite its compactness the City e features components which guarantee a high level of product quality, i.e. 2. pressing station for spine forming.

Features as standard

  • Easy to use thanks to Navigator, a graphically interactive user interface
  • Motor-driven adjustment of all important functions with high level of precision
  • Spine preparation with powerful main milling motor
  • Main milling motor plus frequency controlled notching- or multiple knife head
  • Movable gluing units as a changeable system for different gluing techniques
  • 2nd pressing station for subsequent spine forming

Technical data

Mechanical speed 1000 — 6000 cycles/h*
Product height 140 — 370 mm 5,51 — 14,57
Product width 105 — 320 mm 4,14 — 12,67
Product thickness 2 — 62 mm 0,08 — 2,44
Cover height 140 — 375 mm 5,51 — 14,76
Cover width 208 — 645 mm 8,35 — 25,39
Width of rear side of cover 103 — 309 mm 4,06 — 12,17
Product hang-out 8 — 15 mm 031 — 0,59
Clamp opening max. 90 mm 0,47 — 3,54

 

BASIC EQUIPMENT:
1. Operator terminal with Navigator

2. Infeed station with jogger

3. Spine preparation

4. Rotary cover feeder

5. Scoring station with up to 4 scores

6. Cover aligning and pressing station

OPTIONS:

1. 2nd pressing station

2. Hotmelt spine gluing unit

3. Hotmelt side gluing unit

4. Coldglue equipment

5. PUR QuickJet (nozzle)

6. PUR compact (roller)

7. Foredge trimming device VSS

8. Cover Folder Feeder KRF

9. Gauzing station

10. Otabind / swiss brochure

11. Cross-stacking device

12. Interface conveyor with laydown device

13. Telediagnosis

14. Endpaper station

15. Book block feeder

16. 90°- or 180° configuration

VENTO

The dynamic perfect binder

The perfect binder Vento is a allrounder in the medium performance segment. The Vento can flexibly be adapted to a wide range of application requirement of a specialized finishing company. Starting from the production of Swiss brochures or Otabind brochures up to the production of gatefolded products, the Vento offers a solution for every requirement.

Further technical and interesting solutions are the energy efficient PUR-nozzle system QuickJet as well as the use of dynamic-drive Technology for several components. Space-saving system configuration by means of 90°- or 180°-curve between gathering machine and perfect binder allow to install highly specified systems in space limited places.
The spine preparation can be equipped with a chip- or a dust milling tool as required and guarantees a reliable and accurate milling process. The 2nd station is frequency-controlled as standard in additional to it, being equipped with a multiple knife head. The height of each of the stations can be individually adjusted by means of a motor and can be simply swivelled out of the perfect binder in order for maintenance work to be carried out.

Features as standard

  • Easy to use thanks to Navigator, a graphically interactive user interface
  • Fully motorized adjustments of all important functions for setting block thickness and cover format
  • Infeed channel in dynamic-drive Technology with adjustable jogger
  • Flexible spine preparation station with powerful main milling motor and separate frequency control motor with notching — or multiple knive head
  • Comprehensive gluing technology for selective processing of Hotmelt, coldglue and PUR-glue with separate processing of spine- and side glue
  • Universal, easy-to-operate rotary cover feeder for processing 4-, 6- and 8-page covers
  • 2nd pressing station for improved spine forming
  • Optimized delivery channel in dynamic-drive Technology with quick opening device

Technical data

Mechanical speed 1000 — 6000 cycles/h*
Product height 140 — 370 mm 5,51 — 14,57
Product width 105 — 320 mm 4,14 — 12,67
Product thickness 2 — 62 mm 0,08 — 2,44
Cover height 140 — 375 mm 5,51 — 14,76
Cover width 208 — 645 mm 8,35 — 25,39
Width of rear side of cover 103 — 309 mm 4,06 — 12,17
Product hang-out 8 — 15 mm 031 — 0,59
Clamp opening max. 90 mm 0,47 — 3,54

 

 

 

 

Editions

Vento
BASIC EQUIPMENT:

 

Operator terminal with Navigator

Infeed channel in dynamic-drive Technology
Adjustment jogger station
Spine preparation, swivelled out
Rotary cover feeder
Cover station up to 4 scores
Cover register and pressing station
Delivery channel in dynamic-drive Technology
2nd pressing station
Small size kit

 

OPTIONS:

2. Operator terminal at the cover feeder
Hotmelt spine gluing unit
2-shot gluing
Hotmelt side gluing unit
Coldglue equipment
PUR QuickJet (nozzle)
PUR compact (roller)
Foredge trimming device VSS
Cover Folder Feeder KRF
Gauzing station
Accessories for Swiss- and Otabind brochures
Cross-stacking device
Interface conveyor with laydown device
Telediagnosis
JDF / JMF Interface
Endpaper station
Book block feeder
Stream cover feeder
90° or 180° curves

 

 

GATHERING MACHINE  SPRINTER

The Sprinter gathering machines are designed based on the modular concept. All elements can be combined individually and used both as stand-alone machines or inline with a perfect binder. The machine’s low height, clearly laid out arrangement and functional design represent a visible expression of modern mechanical engineering, always with an eye on technical safety and reliability aspects.

The Winjector is a new, compact and patented suction pump system for optimized vacuum generation. Based on the multi-stage ejector technology (Coax®-Technology) vacuum is locally generated from compressed air. Its compact design allows the use in the various stations of the gathering machine Sprinter i.e. each station has two decoupled Winjectors creating a vacuum where it is needed.

This new technology also offers the advantage that the vacuum can be controlled individually in its strength and the sheet is separated by a blow-off specifically from the sucker. This increases process reliability and productivity. The elimination of conventional vacuum pumps results in and up to 80% less noise.

Features as standard

  • Universal double gripper system for separating of sections and single sheets without any adjustments
  • Separate, shaftless servo drive for use as stand-alone or inline operation
  • Upright, smooth product transfer in the transport channel supported by blowing air
  • Reliable and non-marking separating of sections thanks to the 25° incline of the stations
  • No spiral race element required for infeed into a perfect binder
  • Integrated, patented vacuum technique Winjector
  • Integrated terminal with graphic display and touch-screen function
  • Motorized adjustment of the transport channel
  • Control system for automatic run-up and run-down as standard
  • Pulsing blowing air in front in the magazine ensure reliable processing of single sheets down to 70 g/m²

Technical data Sprinter

Mechanical speed, Inline 1000 — 8000 cycles/h*
Operation with criss-cross 1000 — 5000 cycles/h*
Product height 105 — 370 mm 4,13″ — 14,57″
Product width 75 — 320 mm 2,95″ — 12,60″
Transport channel width 80 mm 3,15″
Number of stations 4 — 28*

 

Technical data Sprinter

Mechanical speed, Inline 1000 — 8000 cycles/h*
Operation with criss-cross 1000 — 5000 Cycles/h*
Product height 105 — 485 mm 4,13″ — 19,09″
Product width 75 — 320 mm 2,95″ — 12,60″
Transport channel width 80 mm 3,15″
Number of stations 4 — 32*

 

Material range (for all models)

Single sheets, depending on product 70 g/m2
For folded sections (pages) 64

EQUIPMENT

Diagnosis terminal with touch-screen function
Speed indicator and product counter
Preselection of product counter
Automatic run-up and run-down
Shaftless drive and PLC-control
Mechanical miss- and double sheet control
Automatic caliper control ACC
Low level pre-warning in each magazine
Winjector vacuum technology
Motorized transport channel adjustment
Blowing air nozzles in the transport channel
Pulsing blow air in front gauges
Handfeeding station with 1 or 2 pockets
Criss-Cross delivery
Reject gate
Camera system Winspector
Winspector with barcode reading
Changeover to half drum speed
Transfer unit to perfect binder
Special grippers up to 12 mm thick products
Drive belts in the magazine

 

 

THREE-KNIFE TRIMMERS

Trim-tec 25o (no inline connection to perfect binder)

The stand-alone trimmer

The trim-tec 25o is a compact, solid and low cost universal machine for trimming of perfect bound products, newspaper, saddle stitching products, etc. The offline three-knife trimmer has been developed especially for customer of solo perfect bindery in the small and middle edition segment. One of its strength is the special application requirement, in which, due to its large size kit even oversized products can be trimmed on all four sides without problems.

The adjustment accuracy can be guaranteed due to an easy graphical touch screen operating interface with corresponding visualisation of all functions on the terminal.

Operating modes

  • Pass-through mode «two operating mode»
    The trimmed products are passing through the machine and being automatically discharged towards the back of the machine.
  • Return mode «one operating mode»
    The products are manually loaded into the gripper system, automatically trimmed and then returned towards the operator.

Features as standard

  • Servo-controlled gripper system
  • Graphical operator interface with symbolic display
  • Centralized operating panel with touch screen function
  • Centralized hydraulic control of gripper system and pressing stamp
  • State of the art light barriers for safe operation
  • The swivelling delivery device simplifies knife and cutting table changes
  • CE Certificate

Technical data

Mechanical speed up to 1500 cycles/h*
Product height, untrimmed 80 — 520 mm 3,15″ — 20,47″
Product width, untrimmed 70 — 345 mm 2,76″ — 13,58″
Product height, trimmed 80 — 420 mm 3,15″ — 16,54″
Product width, trimmed 70 — 300 mm 2,76″ — 11,81″
Large format equipment 350 x 500 mm 13,78″ x 19,69″
Pile height max. 100 mm max. 3,94″

* The net performance depends on the material to be processed and the product type.

Editions

BASIC EQUIPMENT:
Return mode (1 operating mode)
Pass-through mode (2 operating mode)
Swivelling delivery
PLC-control with operator terminal
6 clamping plates
15 size plates
66 cutting sticks
Fixed head register
OPTIONS:
Silicone spray device for side knives
Roller conveyor for delivery
Four-side trimming
Small format equipment
Large format equipment

 

Trim-tec 60e

The efficient three-knife trimmer

The prior-ranking development target to be realized on the new Wohlenberg three-knife trimmers were the efficiency increase by reducing set-up times and an improved energy balance. The design and ergonomics of the trim-tec 60e were completely re-created. Generously designed covers allow a comfortable and quick overview. The Navigator operated by touch-screen and positioned in the central control section, can be swivelled and turned.

The clutch-free drive concept with dynamic-drive Technology provides, in connection with the robust and proven one-piece machine frame, a running smoothness beyond compare with at the same time maximum machine speed. The trim-tec 60e is an inline three-knife trimmer in the medium speed range and therefore perfectly matches with the Wohlenberg perfect binders City e and Vento.

Features as standard

  • Inline three-knife trimmer with motorized adjustment
  • Drive concept without clutch
  • Clamping in dynamic-drive Technology
  • Industry PC with TFT colour display and touch-screen function
  • Graphically operator guidance Navigator
  • Stronger swinging shear cut on all three knives
  • Integrated counter stacker
  • Head gauges (pneumatic)
  • Automatic set-up with dynamic-drive Technology < 5 minutes
  • Correction of all usual positioning parameters during ongoing production
  • Quick-change system for front and side knives
  • Automatic clamping for format plate holder and cutting table
  • One piece machine frame

Technical data

Mechanical speed 500 — 3600 cycles/h*
Product height, untrimmed 140 — 370 mm 5,51″ — 14,57″
Product width, untrimmed 105 — 320 mm 4,13″ — 12,60″
Product height, trimmed 138 — 368 mm 5,43″ — 14,49″
Product width, trimmed 100 — 300 mm 3,94″ — 11,81″
Head / tail trim 1 — 25 mm 0,04″ — 0,98″
Front trim 0 — 24 mm* 0,00″ — 0,94″
Pile height 5 — 70 mm 0,20″ — 2,76″

* The net performance depends on the material to be processed and the product type.

Optional format

  Small format Large format
Product height, untrimmed  min. 105 mm max. 440 mm
Product width, untrimmed min. 75 mm max. 320 mm
Product height, trimmed min. 100 mm max. 430 mm
Product width, trimmed min. 72 mm max. 310 mm

* Head / tail trim depends on the selected format.

BASIC EQUIPMENT

Stronger swinging shear cut on all three sides
Dynamic-drive Technology
Integrated counter stacker
Head gauge (pneumatic)
Silicon spray device
Delivery conveyor
Touch-screen function
Integrated JDF/JMF
8 cutting tables incl. shelf
4 clamp plate
Tool cabinet with operating tools
Quick-change system for front and side knives
Central lubrication

 

OPTIONS:

Small format equipment
Large format equipment
Format plates plus
Smart NaviDesk
Offcut funnel
Waste belt
Cutting tables for special format
Telediagnosis

 

Trim-tec 90e

The dynamic three-knife trimmer

An inline high-performance three-knife trimmer with integrated counter stacker for perfect binding systems in the upper performance range. Outstanding performance feature of the Wohlenberg three-knife trimmer trim-tec 90e is the innovative drive concept in dynamic-drive Technology.         This drive concept allows for a considerable speed increase of the machine and a significant reduction of set-up times. As a result, the organization of the user will change significantly, since previously considered possible set-up times can be realized — this is a major contribution to increasing the efficiency of an perfect binding system.

Visible proof of this technology is the modern design, which takes the latest ergonomic knowledge into account and reduces the operator’s workload.

Energy is an important expense factor. The constantly rising energy prices play an important role in the bookbindery and printing shop-calculation. The power consumption on the trim-tec 90e could be reduced by 46% compared to the power consumption of the pre ceding model. Dynamic-drive Technology is the key word in this context. By means of the dynamic-drive Technology the generative energy of a drive is used to power another drive.

Features as standard

  • Inline three-knife trimmer with motorized adjustment in dynamic-drive Technology
  • Clamping via dynamic-drive Technology
  • Industrial PC with TFT colour display and touch-screen function
  • Graphical user interface Navigator
  • Pneumatic separation of infeed (800 mm)
  • Three-sided swinging shear cut
  • Full-surface closed cutting table
  • Book transport without conveyors
  • Pneumatic head gauge
  • Quick change-over from pusher to counter operation
  • Interactive format change, job management, diagnosis, statistics
  • Automatic clamping for format plate holder and cutting table
  • Automatic size plate fixing
  • Correction of usual setting parameters during ongoing production
  • Quick-change system for front- and side knives
  • Pile delivery by means of gripper systems with delivery belt
  • Attachment for central off-cut extraction
  • One-piece machine frame

Technical data

Mechanical speed 500 — 5400 cycles/h*
Product height, untrimmed 140 — 410 mm 5,51″ — 16,14″
Product width, untrimmed 105 — 320 mm 4,13″ — 12,60″
Product height, trimmed 135 — 380 mm 5,31″ — 14,96″
Product width, trimmed 100 — 300 mm 3,94″ — 11,81″
Head / Tail trim 0 — 40 mm 0,00″ — 1,57″
Front trim 0 — 40 mm 0,00″ — 1,57″
Pile height 2 — 70 mm 0,08″ — 2,76″

* The net output depends on the material to be processed, product type etc.

Optional format

Small format Large format
Product height, untrimmed min. 105 mm max. 451 mm
Product width, untrimmed min. 75 mm max. 320 mm
Product height, trimmed min. 100 mm max. 420 mm
Product width, trimmed min. 70 mm max. 300 mm

* Head / tail trim depends on the selected format.

BASIC EQUIPMENT:

Full-surface closed cutting table
Three-sided swinging shear cut
Dynamic-drive Technology
Head gauge (pneumatic)
Silicon spray device
Delivery conveyor
Touch-screen function
Integrated JDF/JMF
Smart NaviDesk
9 cutting tables incl. shelf
4 clamp plates
Set of documentation
Central lubrication
Quick-change system for front and side knives
OPTIONS:

 

Small format equipment

Large format equipment

Format plate plus
Telediagnosis

 

Foredge trimming device VSS

Perfect quality economically produced

Foredge trimming device VSS allows a rational and high quality production of products with gatefolds. Products with gatefolds and shorter text can be produced inline in one pass at high speed. Fully motorised adjustment of all formats via Navigator of the perfect binder — no separate setup process required.

The foredge trimming device is a integrated, patented part of a perfect binder. Since the foredge is trimmed in the clamp during the actual perfect binding process a high cutting precision and product accuracy is guaranteed.

Features as standard

  • Production of gatefolded products with flush or shorter text in one pass with up to 7000 cycles/h
  • Reduced trimming forces and less trimming noise due to patented trimming process
  • Space saving concept due to integration of the VSS into the perfect binder
  • High product quality due to one single product clamping
  • No additional setup input due to automatic format adjustment via Navigator
  • No need of any further conveyor systems or diverters
  • Simple switch on and off of VSS with push button control
  • Available for new machines: City e + Vento
  • After consultation also retrofits on older machines possible

Technical data

Mechanical speed 1000 — 7000 cycles/h*
Product height 105 — 485 mm 4,13″ — 19,09″
Product width, untrimmed 108 — 320 mm 4,25″ — 12,60″
Product width, trimmed 105 — 305 mm 4,13″ — 12,00″
Product thickness 2 — 62 mm 0,08″ — 2,44″
Trim-off 3 — 30 mm 0,12″ — 1,18″

* Net output is depending on material, the product type, glue technology, etc.

 

Cover folder feeder KRF

Gatefolded product in one pass

Products with gatefolded covers can be produced rationally and inline with the cover folder feeder. The full-surface scoring knives guarantee an excakt scoring of even the heaviest cover stock. Folding process via folding knives, shaped parts and pressing rollers. All essential format adjustments motorised via Navigator. The cover folder feeder is available on the inline or universal editions.

A visible sign of this new technology is, that the cover folding station KRF allows processing of open covers of more than 1000 mm.
10 teat positions in Winjector technology, a feed device in the bottom plate of the feeder and pulsating blown air ensure a safe and constant separation of the covers.

 

Features as standard

  • Short setup time
  • Corrections even during production
  • Motorised adjustment of all main functions
  • Cover feeder with Winjector Technology
  • Device for back pressure release
  • Non-contact double-sheet control with ultrasonic sensor
  • Integration of KRF into the Navigator of the perfect binder

Technical data

Mechanical speed 1000 — 7000 cycles/h*
Cover height 140 — 490 mm 5,51″ — 19,29″
Cover width 208 — 1002 mm 8,19″ — 39,45″
Cover weight 200 — 400 g/m² 7,87″ — 15,75″

* Net output is depending on material, the product type, glue technology, etc.