The optional BCR-100 cover matching system, uses a code reader fitted
in the Smart-binder cover feeder. As each cover is fed from the
bottom of the pile the code reader reads a numerical code (bar code
or 2D Datamatrix code) printed on the outside of the cover. This
numerical code contains an ID number which is unique to that particular
The inside sheets arriving from the web cutter (or sheet pile feeder)
are also coded. These sheet codes also contain an ID number which
is unique for each booklet. A separate reader mounted on the Smart-binder
infeed (or in the sheet pile feeder) reads these inside sheet ID
If cover and inside sheet IDs match the cover is folded and placed
on top of the collated set of inside sheets to form a complete and
correct booklet with 'matching' cover.
If the ID numbers on the cover and inside sheets are not the same,
then the Smart-binder stops and the control screen indicates a cover
'mismatch'. The operator must regain correct cover sequencing before
the machine is restarted.
The cover matching system BCR-100 may be added to all existing
or new Smart-binders that have a cover feeder fitted.
Cover cut-out windows
As an alternative to the BCR-100 cover matching system, covers may
contain a 'cut-out window' which allows personalized details
printed on the first page of the inside sheets to be visible from
the outside of the book.
A special extra guide is available to allow the covers with cut-out
windows to feed reliably from the cover feede