Short-run perfect binding has made great strides within our industry in recent years. Trimming duties have been carried out by traditional guillotines for many years, but this process is very time-consuming and less than ideal for the dynamic digital book publishers of today. Drawing on over 139-years of cutting experience, Challenge set out to design and build the ultimate book trimming solution needed for today’s competitive marketplace – the CHALLENGE CMT 130.
The sturdy steel and cast-iron design of the CMT 130 ensures years of trouble-free operation. Hydraulic clamping and cutting action provides strength to cut through up to 50.8mm (2”) thick books without hesitation. Standard features such as UHMW gib surfaces, composite bushings, and stepper motor technology require virtually zero maintenance. The modularity of the CMT 130 provides added possibilities for future growth within your organisation.
The CMT 130 can be configured as a hand-feed off-line trimmer, add a high-capacity feeder and high-capacity stacker for unattended, near-line trimming, or add the advanced in feed and cooling elevator for true in-line finishing capabilities on your existing HORIZON BQ270 or our CP BOURG BB3002 Perfect Binders.
The intuitive menu-driven controller allows variable mode data entry with up to 99 job storage. Swift size changes occur in approximately 10 seconds with no tools required! Machine self-diagnostics and error indication walk the operator through any difficulties. Third party control via serial communications allows integration of bar code readers/size change apparatus.
Proudly manufactured in the US, the CMT 130 provides consistent cut quality, durability, and industry-exclusive modularity that you have come to expect from Challenge products.