IBIS Smart-binder options - Sheet pile feeder SB-097

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The in-line Sheet feeder (option SB-097) is available to allow a Smart-binder which is fed from a web cutter to also be fed off-line from a sheet feeder.

In-line operating mode
To run in-line, the ‘Lift Table and Bridge conveyor’ is raised to its highest position, as shown below. The bridge conveyor, which is integral with the lift table, then transports sheets from the upstream web cutter through the sheet feeder to the Smart-binder infeed.

SB-097 in its upper position, to run in-line

Off-line sheet feed mode
When running ‘off-line’ the ‘lift table and bridge conveyor’ is lowered and bar-coded sheets are loaded onto the bridge conveyor, as shown below. The feeder then feeds sheets one by one off the top of the pile into the Smart-binder at rates up to 400 sheets/min.

SB-097 in its lower position, to run off-line


The changeover between in-line and off-line operation is less than one minute. The feeder must be stopped for about two minutes to reload the pile.

Each printed sheet must have a bar code, or Datamatrix code, printed on it to allow the Smart-binder to control booklet integrity.

The length of the SB-097 feeder is 1230mm.

The feeder requires a 10A 3-phase power supply

The height of the bride conveyor can be varied between 925mm and 1100mm (by raising or lowering the complete feeder).