While processing books for the casing-in, INLINE handles blocks with different thickness on the fly. Two thickness-reading devices automatically set up the machine, reducing the make-ready time to a few seconds. The first, located at the in-feed, reads the book thickness and automatically sets the width of the transport channel. The second, located after the end-papering module, reads the spine thickness for fine adjustments of the glue application. This makes the line the right solution for digital printing and print-on-demand.
Optionally, the line performs the LAY FLAT binding. This technique makes the spine less rigid, improving the lay-flat property of a paperback.
Inline features a compact cover feeder unit with automatic scoring bars that allow the creasing on both sides of the cover. An improved vacuum system guarantees the precise feeding of the covers including those with large format.
Inline, backgluing machine
Thanks to the new glue application system with rollers and rotating spinner, hotmelt glue is properly applied on the book spine. Glue set-up is easier, and parameters such as viscosity and pressure are not needed, saving make ready time. When processing books for hard cover preparation, the new system allows to manage up to 30 books/min with spine thickness variability.
The new station has been especially designed to ensure the pressing of books up to 4 tons. This exclusive and integrated process reduces the thickness of the block, forms a perfectly squared spine, and guarantees higher quality products.
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