CMC ITALIA LAUNCHES RANGE OF MACHINES DEDICATED TO BOOK PRODUCTION AT DRUPA

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The company has launched Q-book, a range of machines dedicated to book production, as well as the HSV50-20, a fully Automatic Case-maker for the production of book covers, binders, cases, sample books, puzzles and calendars, at drupa.

All Q-book machines are designed specifically for both soft and hard cover books, for short, medium, long and one-off runs. They are ideal for the book-on-demand and digital print finishing processes, for short-run bookbindery and for lay-flat photo-books.

The range consists of:

Q-COVER
Casemakers for short and medium run production of binders, book covers and paper-over-board items
– Gluer for PVA cold glue and hot animal glue.
– Vacuum table.
-Guides for spotting board on the glued sheet.
-Edge-turner.
-Nip roller.
-Fits into confined spaces.
-One operator only.
-Fast or no setup.
-Precision and quality are guaranteed.
-Practical, versatile and always ready-to-use.

Q-COVER FOUR
-It turns in all four sides in one pass.
-Output on collector table or to the operator for an immediate view of the finished product.
-Highly productive.
 
Q-COVER TWO
-It turns-in two sides in one pass.
-The other two sides are turned-in with a second pass, output on collector table or to the operator.
-Fast and accurate.
 
Q-COVER ONE
-It turns-in one side at a time and folds the corners automatically.
-The cover is then passed into the nip-roller, output on collector table.
-Available versions for large production sizes.

Q-COVER START
-Edge turner with vacuum table and guides for spotting the boards on the glued sheet.
-Suitable for customers who already have gluer and nip-roller.
-High quality products with a low investment.

Q-CASE
-Casing-in machine for books, agendas, photo albums, photo books.
-Manual book block feeding.
-Cover support and guide.
-No change over.
-Simple, precise and fast.
-Does not require skilled personnel.
-It automatically adapts to books of different thickness and size.

Q-FINISH
-Integrated hydraulic press and joint forming machine.
-Automatic book input and output.
-High hydraulic pressure.
-Heated plates and blades, with separate timers.
-Adjustable pressure and temperature.
-No change over time.
-Book is perfectly finished in one pass.

Q-CREASE
-Programmable Creaser.
-This machine performs creasing on paper and board up to 500 g/sm: brochures, perfect-binding book-covers, booklets, etc.
-The programmes can be set, stored and recalled in a few seconds.
– Computer-controlled creasing positions
-Up to over 3000 pcs/h.
-Set-up in less than one minute: ideal even for minimum quantities.
-Creasing is always perfect regardless of grain direction.

Q-PRESS
-Hydraulic press for bookbinding, for pressing books or binders.
-Thanks to a unique double effect system, a work area is under pressure, while the opposite plate is free to be loaded.
-Non-stop working and top quality books.
-Contained dimensions.
 
Q-JOINT
-Joint forming machine, to prepare the opening joint between the cover and the spine of the book.
-Electrically heated blades with thermo-control.
-Versions with treadle or pneumatic operation.
-Auto-cycle device for the pneumatic version, allows adjustment of pressure time (optional).
-Fast and accurate.
-Contained dimensions.

Q-BIND
-Single clamp perfect binder to produce single sheet books and photo-books with any material.
-It is equipped with an innovative device to apply PUR and HOT MELT glue both on the spine and on the sides of the book.
-Contained and optimized dimensions.
-Guarantees top quality for short runs.
-Fitted with all features of bigger perfect binding machines.
-Separate melting units for PUR / HOT MELT glue and cleaner.
-Milling and notching can be excluded for sewn books.
-Waste aspirator.
-Press (can be excluded) with variable times that can be set by touch-screen.
-Glue stops and book thickness can be set by touch-screen.
-Working programmes can be stored.
-Glue temperature independent for melter and gluing unit, they can be set by touch-screen.

Q-BAND
-Machine to apply the headband to the book spine.
-The application is made by double-sided tape.
-Always ready to use, requires no cleaning.
-Fast size change-over.

Q-BAND ONE
Single head, table top.

Q-BAND TWO
Double head, one stand.
      
Q-ROUND
-Rounding machine for book blocks.
-Rotating jaws.
-Spring-loaded lower frame.
-Motorised thickness adjustment.
-Both jaws are fine-striped, to improve the gripping on the book back.
-Robust and reliable.
     
Q-MARK
-Hot foil stamping machine for book covers and other products.
-Easy and intuitive handling via the PC with custom software.
-Large size.
-Excellent print quality at an affordable price.

Q-ENDPAPER
-Machine for joining endpapers folded with a strip of gauze material.
-Allows you to bind soft bound books in hardcover.

Q-CUT
-Motor operated guillotine.
-High precision and affordable price.

Q-CUT MAN
Manual press, measure indicator for a precise cut.

Q-CUT PRO
Automatic press, measure programmer for an efficient operation.

HSV50-20
Fully automatic line for casemaking and lining – 50x80cm.
-Auto gluer Heliomat.
-Spotter for board feeding.
-Edge turner Virgo.

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