Smart-binder 'PLUS HS' system
True 24/7 Production System for maximum 'up-time':
With over 160 systems installed world-wide, the Smart-binder
has repeatedly proven itself to be a true 24/7 reliable, heavy-duty
production system and is the most commonly used finishing system
for high-speed digital web printers.
Many SB systems run continuously in 3-shift operation over many
years and produce millions of booklets every month. No other digital
saddle-stitcher has a comparable record of accomplishment.
Integrated Sheet and Book Tracking to ensure book integrity:
The Smart-binder was designed from the start to incorporate sophisticated
data tracking for personalized booklets. The Smart-binder's
integrated system of sensors and software permits 100% accurate
tracking of each sheet and booklet (competitive systems use 3rd-party
tracking systems). Incomplete booklets are automatically rejected.
Separately fed covers may be checked to ensure matching with inside
A detailed log file is created as the machine runs from which individual
booklet data can be extracted. This is critical in production environments
where each document must be tracked and accounted for.
Guaranteed Book Quality:
The Smart-binder processes and folds each sheet individually
(instead of in batches as with competitive systems) which ensures
optimum possible book fold quality and lay-flat even when making
books up to 8-10mm thick. The Smart-binder trimmer cuts all three
edges for an optimum finish and a unique, patented device minimizes
book corner tearing when trimming maximum thickness.
Bind-on-demand for book-by-book personalization, or short
Because the Smart-binder was designed to finishing digitally printed
sheets, it incorporates the unique ability to vary book thickness
on-the-run without any adjustment needed. The trimmer uses gravity-registration
to allow is to process books with a constantly changing thickness.
In combination with integrated sheet and book tracking this makes
the Smart-binder a true bind-on-demand system.
The Smart-binder offers the greatest variety of possible system
configurations. The SB-2 is for wire saddle stitching only.
The SB-3 provides also ISG cold gluing. The SB-4 and SB-5 systems
offer both saddle-stitching and fully automated In-line perfect
Every Smart-binder system may be configured to operate either in-line
with the printer, near line from a roll unwinder/sheeter or off-line
from a sheet pile feeder. It is also possible to configure an SB
system to operate both in-line and off-line.
Enhanced Production Speeds give more booklets each shift:
The Smart-binder Plus HS can cycle produce booklets
at speeds up to 7,000 booklets per hour (14,000 in 2-up mode). It
can run at web speeds up to 130-150 meters/min (426-450 feet/min),
or 200 meters/min (650 feet/min) with an extra buckle folder.
Unique ISG cold-glue binding for enhanced book quality:
Smart-binder models SB-3, SB-4 and SB-5 include IBIS unique and
patented ISG cold glue binding option (which applies a line
of cold glue dots to the fold on each sheet). Cold-glued books are
stronger and lay flatter compared with wire-stapled books. Quick
changeover is available between stapling and gluing. See attached
data sheet for more details and full list of benefits.
Customization to give you competitive advantage:
The SB can be customized for a large variety of applications.
We have connected with envelope inserters, stackers, folders, in-line
booklet drills, knife folders, amongst many other options. Additional
modules can be added directly to the Smart-binder, including sheet
pile feeders, cover and insert feeders, in-line cover gate-folding,
pile loading trolleys, trimmer center-knife, card and reply envelope
tipping, dynamic sheet perforation, hole punching and much more.
IBIS specialize in creating customized systems to meet each
individual customer's needs. This may require adapting and interfacing
modules from other vendors and/or designing unique equipment solutions.
We have many hundreds of man-years experience in putting together
'tailored' finishing systems.
Ease of use and maintenance:
The machine is easy to operate, has good access and visibility
of the paper path, and is easy and economical to maintain.