Smart-binder Overview

 

The Smart-binder system folds sheets individually before collection together on the saddle, which results in excellent lay-flat even up to 200 pages.

Smart-binder full description Shortcuts: SB-2/SB-1 SB-3
 

Smart-binder Videos

In-line SB: fed from printer & web-cutter
Near-line SB: fed from web-cutter & roll-unwinder
Off-line SB: fed from sheet pile feeder

View all Smart-binder videos HERE

The Smart-binder may be supplied to run in-line with a digitally-printed CF paper web (SB-2, 3, 4 or 5) at speeds up to 180 metres/min (590 feet/min), or fed from a sheet pile feeder at 400 sheets/min loaded with sheets from multiple digital printers. The Smart-binder SB-1 model is designed to run in-line with slower digital cut-sheet printers.

The Smart-binder model SB-2 produces wire-stitched (stapled) booklets up to 10mm (0.4") thick. Smart-binder model SB-3 includes IBIS's patented 'ISG' (Individual Sheet Gluing) technology that replaces staples with cold-glue 'dots' between each sheet to produce more attractive, stronger, flatter and easier-to-recycle booklets (but can still include wire-stitch heads if wire stapling is also required). The SB-1 may be configured to include wire-stitching and/or ISG cold gluing.

For information about the SB-4 and SB-5 models, that add a 'perfect-binder' module to the Smart-binder, click HERE

 

The extended model SB-X allows production of A5 (or 5 ½ x 8 ½”) ‘portrait’ booklets 2-up, by increasing the maximum booklet spine length to 457mm.The extended model SB-W increases the maximum book width to 273 mm 10 ¾")

For the first time ever, both wire-stitched or glued books may now be produced from the same machine. In this way the Smart-binder provides a solution for multiple different book types and formats, with the option of a separately fed cover, sheet perforating, hole punching, loop stitching, etc.

           
 

Product Features

       
  - In-line connection with highest speed digital printers, or off-line operation from a high speed sheet feeder   - Bar code tracking of all sheets and auto-rejection of bad books, to ensure integrity. More info HERE  
  - Individual sheet folding for optimum thick-book quality   - Three-knife trimming with optional centre-knife  
  - Cover and Insert sheet feeding   - Heavy duty construction for 24 x 7 operation  
  - Unique and patented ISG cold glue binding available in place of wire stitching   - Easy-to-use touch-screen controls and comprehensive documentation in multi-languages  
  - Optional perfect binding available (models SB-4 and 5)   - Complete range of book format sizes  
           

Smart-binder SB-2 (or SB-1 without ISG cold glue option)

   
SB-1 and SB-2 Process Schematic   View animated Process Schematic
View Smart-binder specifications
  • Dedicated high-quality saddle-stitching

  • 'On-the-run' re-loading of cover sheets

  • Simplified easy-to-use folder and sheet collector

  • Multiple cover or inserting feeding available

  • Upgradable ‘in the field’ to SB-3 or SB-4 View SB-4 specs

Smart-binder SB3 (or SB1 with ISG cold-glue option)

   
SB-3 Process Schematic  

View animated Process Schematic
View Smart-binder specifications

  • Includes 'ISG' cold gluing module to produce both saddle-glued books and saddle-stiched books

  • Dedicated high-quality saddle-stitching

  • 'On-the-run' re-loading of cover sheets

  • Simplified easy-to-use folder and sheet collector

  • Multiple cover or inserting feeding available

  • Upgradable ‘in the field’ to SB-4 View SB-4 specs