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Drupa 2004: New Perfect Binder from Muller Martini

Press release from the issuing company

At the drupa 2004, Muller Martini will present the new Model 3028 Bolero Perfect Binder. It neatly rounds off the complete range of Perfect Binding equipment from Muller Martini. The Bolero Perfect Binder has been developed to process a wide range of products efficiently in the medium run size market. As a universal machine with full automation, the new Bolero is suitable for the production of perfect bound books, magazines and catalogs, as well as for the manufacture of book blocks for case-binding. The Bolero has been designed to handle products with milled spines and thread sewn books. All commonly known binding methods are possible: one-shot and two-shot hotmelt, cold emulsion, primer two-shot and PUR (Polyurethane Reactive). Infrared drying is available for two-shot and cold emulsion. PUR offers special advantages, it provides excellent binding quality with the highest pull values and superior layflat characteristics. Attachments for layflat binding with detached spine are also available for the Bolero. The Bolero automation allows for jobs to be recalled and run reliably and cost effectively. This not only saves valuable time, but also ensures products of consistent, high quality. This technology allows operators of the Bolero to achieve full production output in the shortest possible time. Product parameters and production data are entered into the Commander via touchscreen, directly from the book measuring station, or from the job preparation department on an offline PC. The Bolero has a built-in interface to the production line control system for the transfer of data in JDF format (CIP4 standard). The machine operator programs and controls the entire production process from the Commander. The Bolero is completely enclosed which not only reduces machine noise, but also offers fast, easy access for changing spine preparation tools, while ensuring a high level of safety. Numerous other advantages of the Bolero system will be presented at drupa 2004 in Dusseldorf. On the Muller Martini stand (Hall 14, Stand A52), the company will be presenting itself as the “one-stop shop” for bookbinding systems.