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Standard Premieres New Accessories For Bq-270 Perfect Binder

Press release from the issuing company

Andover, Massachusetts – At On Demand, March 8th – 10th in New York City, Standard Finishing Systems will premiere new accessories for the recently introduced Standard Horizon BQ-270 Perfect Binder. The new accessories are a delivery conveyor for finished books and a digital caliper for automated book thickness measurement. The BQ-270 features high-quality production perfect binding with fully-automated operation and push-button simplicity. The new delivery conveyor delivers finished books higher than the standard vertical stacker, allowing for easier and more ergonomic unloading. The new digital caliper allows the operator to place the book block in, and it automatically measures the thickness of the spine. The spine thickness measurement is then used for the automated set-up of the BQ-270. The BQ-270 single-clamp binder is designed for single-person production of up to 500 books per hour, and requires minimal operator training. Standard features include an intelligent touch-screen control console, newly-developed adhesive application and side-gluing system, automatic air-suction cover feeding with in-line scoring, job programming, and same-location loading and unloading for easier single-person operation. The BQ-270, with its state-of-the-art design, compact configuration, and full automation, is positioned to meet the demands of the short-run, print-on-demand book market. According to David R. Reny, vice president and managing director, Standard Finishing Systems, “The BQ-270 is now the most feature-rich fully-automated single-clamp binder on the market, setting a new standard for ease-of-use, book quality, and production efficiency. Once again, Horizon has demonstrated their engineering leadership in perfect binding.” The BQ-270 can perfect bind books with sheet sizes from 5.9” x 4.2” to 12.5” x 12.5”. Up to 3.1 inches of cover stock can be loaded into the top-feed cover station, and books up to 2” thick can be produced on the BQ-270 at speeds up to 500 per hour. "The BQ-270 has several features generally found only in more expensive multiple-clamp systems," adds Reny, "With this binder, printers of all sizes can now profit from the growing short-run book publishing and manual production markets."