Morgana Gives Debut to DigiBook 200 PUR Binder at Ipex 2014
Morgana Systems Ltd, Milton Keynes, the UK’s leading manufacturer of equipment for digital finishing, used Ipex 2014 to launch a new addition to its popular PUR perfect binder range. The DigiBook 200 was a late addition to the company’s show line-up, with the machine only arriving in UK on the Friday before the show.
The new model sits above the entry level DigiBook 150, featuring more automation than the basic version. As its name suggests, the product can bind up to 200 books per hour.
Commenting on the addition to the range, Ray Hillhouse, Sales and Marketing Director at Morgana Systems, said: “Customers like the range that we offer, but have been asking for that perfect product: the one that sits just above entry level, but is not as expensive as the 300 books per hour model! We believe that we have it in this new machine: priced very competitively at £27,000, the specification provides those additional automatic features that prospects were keen to get.
“The book block measuring capability is typical of the features that have been added. It sets up the heads automatically meaning that users can switch from one size of book to another very swiftly and easily.
“The gluing heads are the same across the range, so the bind quality is identical.”
The DigiBook 200 handles spine lengths from 110 to 320mm and the maximum thickness is 50mm. Retractable spine milling means that the device can go from soft- to hard-cover binding at the flick of a switch. Side gluing for the cover hinge is adjustable depending upon the cover style required.
Demand for PUR binding from digital printers has been growing swiftly in recent years. The DigiBook range from Morgana Systems has proved extremely popular with print operations seeking a more effective and substantial bind than that offered by regular hot-melt devices.
With regard to the reaction of the many visitors to the Morgana stand at the show, Mr Hillhouse added: “We were delighted by the reaction to this and other new product introductions from visitors to our stand. It is already looking like DigiBook 200 is going to be a great success for us.”
New high capacity, British-built DigiFold Pro and Autocreaser Pro models also made their debuts at the event.
The DigiBook range of machines are suited to both traditional and digital printers who require either short-run or production capacity PUR perfect bound books to a professional standard. The innovative DigiBook range of machines are equipped with a patented closed gluing system, where the spine and side gluing is applied by a slot applicator for the utmost binding quality and accuracy.
DigiBook machines are innovative bookbinding products designed and built for the very latest market requirements. They are easy to use, even by non-specialised personnel, via a touch screen panel with icon graphics, suitable for the programming of all precision operations in just a few seconds. These include both start-up and shutdown and use a new, innovative system that is covered by a number of international patents.
The applicator is direct, and is hermetically sealed, without odour or toxic fume emissions, meaning that no extractor fan is required. This solution allows for the use of polyurethane glue in cartridges of up to 3kg, all adding up to simple and waste-free binding.