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14 November 2014

70 books per minute: an absolute record achieved on the book production line in the printing house “Prof-Press”

By specialists of SIKO service centre was installed a new Kolbus book production line in the printing house “Prof-Press” in Rostov on Don.

The printing house “Prof-Press” is the most modern equipped printing company, specializing on the book and magazine market segment, increases the capacities: in the beginning of autumn in the printing house was successfully put into operation the first book line KOLBUS BF 530 in Russia.

The Kolbus book line BF 530 is designed to backing and case binding into hard, soft or plastic cover followed by creasing and nipping. In fully automatic mode on the line can be performed also mulling, backlining and headband gluing.

The production costs by constantly high quality of operating results – is the main way to survive in the book market. The production costs can be also optimized with help of minimizing the non-productive time in the post-press branch by increasing of automation level and flexibility of equipment settings.

The Kolbus BF 530 line provides the efficient production of any runs: large, medium and even small runs of "digital" books. This book line is the fastest in the world, its "cruising" speed is 70 cycles per minute, which is 15% higher than the previous generation of the book lines.

The BF 530 has many features, which make it operator-friendly: The line is equipped with automatic servo drives for the quick setup for any run, the line can also work with a large format range, and, of course, is equipped with the KOLBUS Copilot® suite.

The BF 530 line is connected to the installed earlier Kolbus KM 600 binder, what allows to produce the books on maximal speed in “inline” mode (both hard and soft cover, sewn as well as adhesive bound), starting with the gathering and ending with packaging of finished products, providing a variability by the book types and technological processes.

This installation is another one step in the course of company’s development. Earlier in the printing house were successfully put into operation the DA 270 casemaker (65 cycles/min) and the NM 100 grooving machine.

The Kolbus BF 530 line as well as all installed in the printing house book equipment deserved the highest grade by the company’s management, noted were the highest quality of the production output as well as equipment reliability and handiness. Separately were noted the advantages of integrated remote diagnostics system Kolbus 3.60 and the high grade of service and support from SIKO company.

SIKO group of companies is the exclusive representative of Kolbus in CIS.


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