Stitch, Fold, Trim / Booklet Makers

Our robust Stitch, Fold, Trim / Booklet Maker line is equipped with "Quick Set Motors" to assist quick and easy size changes.  The registration of the set provided by the automatic knock-up belts on our collators guarantees a smooth passage from collator to booklet maker

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Advanced Stitch, Fold & Trim Units

  • Up To 4000 c.p.h
  • Books up to 6mm thick
  • Over 500kg compression for flatter booklets
  • Missing stitch detection
  • Accurate and consistent "stitch on fold" positioning
  • Centre knife & three knife trimming options
  • Miniature booklets as small as 40 x 65 mm
  • Die punching for 4 - up production
  • Punching out unusual shaped booklets

When viewing the film link above, you will see a Col-Tec 8 station collator feeding an Advanced Stitch/Fold/Trim model with die cutting unit to produce 4 x miniature booklets at a rate of approximately 10,000 books per hour.  These booklets are transported for further processing as part of an automatic in-line process.  A streaming conveyor separates the booklets before turning them through 90 degrees and on into an in-line wrapping and cutting machine to produce the final product packs.  We trust this film demonstrates some of the versatility and efficiency that Col-Tec collators and in-line finishing equipment bring to the post press market.

Standard Stitch, Fold & Trim Units

Some of our customers do not require the exceptional performance capabilities of the above mentioned Advanced booklet maker.  Consequently, a good number are more than happy with a much lower cost Standard Stitch/Fold/Trim line.  This machine does not have added extras such as 3 knife trimming or die cutting but is built using a durable design to produce booklets accurately and reliably up to 2,200 books per hour with a maximum booklet thickness of 4mm.  The machine takes a smaller footprint and can be interfaced with most makes of horizontal collator as well as being hand fed if required.  A number of refurbished models are also offered (subject to availability).

If you are interested in either our Standard Stitch/Fold/Trim line or our Advanced Booklet Makers please get in contact today.


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