Ibis Bindery Systems SB-1 Plus, SB-2 Plus, SB-3 Plus, SB-4 Plus, SB-5 Plus, PB-600S, PB-600C and PB-2000J Product Spotlight

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Ibis Smart Binding (SB) Series:

Ibis Saddle Binder

The Smart-binder system using individual sheet folding before collection together on the saddle, which results in excellent lay-flat even up to 200 pages. The Smart-binder may be supplied in-line with a digital cut-sheet printer (SB-1 model) or in-line with a digitally-printed CF paper web (SB-2, 3, 4 or 5) at speeds up to 180 metres/min (590 feet/min). Alternatively, it may be supplied in off-line form using an integrated sheet pile feeder which can be loaded with sheets from multiple digital printers

The Smart-binder models SB-1 and SB-2 produce wire stitched (stapled) booklets only up to 10mm (0.4″) thick. The SB-1 is a lower speed version of the SB-2, for use in-line with slower speed digital printers. The Smart-binder model SB-3 includes IBIS’s patented ‘ISG’ (Individual Sheet Gluing) technology. ISG replaces wire-staples with lines of cold-glue ‘dots’ between each sheet to produce more attractive, stronger, flatter and easier-to-recycle books.

The extended model SB-X allows production of A5 (or 5 ½ x 8 /12”) ‘portrait’ booklets 2-up, by increasing the maximum booklet spine length to 457mm.The extended model SB-XW allows production of Tabloid sized newspapers 430 mm × 280 mm (16.9” × 11.0 “)

The Smart-binder models SB-4 and SB-5 add an additional ‘perfect-binder’ module to produce high-quality perfect-bound books.

For the first time ever, both wire-stitched or glued books may now be produced from the same machine. In this way the Smart-binder provides a solution for multiple different book types and formats, with the option of a separately fed cover, sheet perforating, hole punching, loop stitching, etc.

Product Features:

  • In-line connection with highest speed digital printers, or off-line operation from a high speed sheet feeder.
  • Individual sheet folding for optimum thick-book quality
  • Cover and insert sheet feeding
  • Unique and patented ISG cold glue binding available in place of wire stitching
  • Optional perfect binding available (models SB-4 and SB-5)
  • Bar code tracking of all sheets and auto-rejection of bad books, to ensure integrity
  • Three-knife trimming with optional centre-knife
  • Heavy duty construction for 24×7 operation
  • Easy-to-use touch-screen controls and comprehensive documentation in multi-languages
  • Complete range of book format sizes

Ibis Perfect Binder Series:

Ibis PB series sprint binder

The Sprint-binder PB-600C and PB-2000C systems are designed to be fed from a stream of sheets directly from a cut-sheet printer. Optional in-line folding can reduce the sheet format size to the required finished book size, if needed. The sheets then enter the stacker where they are collected on top of each other to form loose book blocks. These book blocks are then rotated to the vertical and pushed automatically into the clamp of the single-clamp Sprint-binder PB-600 or the 4-clamp Sprint-binder PB-2000. Optional in-line book trimming is available after binding.

The Sprint-binder PB-600C system produces high quality books up to 60mm thick at speeds up to 400 books/hour in-line with digital cut-sheet printer.

The Sprint-binder PB-2000JC system produces high quality books up to 40mm thick at speeds up to 1500 books/hour in-line with a high speed digital CF web printer.

The Sprint-binder PB-600S or PB-2000S systems are designed to be fed from loose book- blocks (sheet piles) directly from a sheet stacker system (which may be part of a web or cut-sheet print line). The sheets pile enter the SSF (sheet set feeder). These book blocks are then rotated to the vertical and pushed automatically into the clamp of the single-clamp Sprint-binder PB-600 or 4-clamp Sprint-binder PB-2000. An optional in-line book trimmer is available after binding.

The single clamp Sprint-binder PB-600S system produces high quality books up to 60mm thick at speeds up to 400 books/hour in-line with a low-medium speed digital CF web printer and sheet stacker.

The 4-clamp Sprint-binder PB-2000S system produces high quality books up to 50mm thick at speeds up to 1500 books/hour in-line with a high-speed digital CF web printer and sheet stacker.

Product Features:

  • High quality perfect binding
  • Fed directly from a digital printer, sheet pile feeder or roll unwinder
  • Optional in-line folding
  • Optional in-line book trimming

Ibis Binding Systems Product Specifications

  • Maximum throughput (A4 Pages per minute):
    • SB-1 Plus: 400
    • SB-2 Plus: 1800 (or 2600 with extra folder)
    • SB-3 Plus: 1800 (or 2600 with extra folder)
    • SB-4 Plus: 1800 (or 2600 with extra folder)
    • SB-5 Plus: 1800 (or 2600 with extra folder)
    • PB-600S: 2,600
    • PB-600C: 400
    • PB-2000J: 2,400
  • Maximum sheet input rate:
    • SB-1 Plus: 180 sheets/minute
    • SB-2 Plus: 450 sheets/minute
    • SB-3 Plus: 450 sheets/minute
    • SB-4 Plus: 450 sheets minute
    • SB-5 Plus: 450 sheets/minute
    • PB-600S: 6 book sets/minute
    • PB-600C: 200 sheets/minute
    • PB-2000J: 25 book-blocks/minute
  • Maximum output speed (books/hour):
    • SB-1 Plus: 7,000 books/hour (or 14,000 with trimmer centre knife)
    • SB-2 Plus: 7,000 books/hour (or 14,000 with trimmer centre knife)
    • SB-3 Plus: 7,000 books/hour (or 14,000 with trimmer centre knife)
    • SB-4 Plus: 7,000 books/hour (or 14,000 with trimmer centre knife)
    • SB-5 Plus: 7,000 books/hour (or 14,000 with trimmer centre knife)
    • PB-600S: 360 books/hour
    • PB-600C: 360 books/hour
    • PB-2000J: 1,500 books/hour
  • Maximum book thickness:
    • SB-1 Plus: 10mm (0.4″) approximately 200 pages
    • SB-2 Plus: 10mm (0.4″) approximately 200 pages
    • SB-3 Plus: 10mm (0.4″) approximately 200 pages
    • SB-4 Plus: 60mm (2.36″) approximately 1,200 pages
    • SB-5 Plus: 60mm (2.36″) approximately 1,200 pages
    • PB-600S: 60mm (2.36″) approximately 1,200 pages
    • PB-600C: 60mm (2.36″) approximately 1,200 pages
    • PB-2000J: 40mm (1.57″)
  • Minimum book thickness:
    • SB-1 Plus: 4 pages (1 sheet)
    • SB-2 Plus: 4 pages (1 sheet)
    • SB-3 Plus: 4 pages (1 sheet)
    • SB-4 Plus: 4 pages (1 sheet)
    • SB-5 Plus: 4 pages (1 sheet)
    • PB-600S: approximately 2mm (0.08″)
    • PB-600C: approximately 2mm (0.08″)
    • PB-2000J: approximately 2mm (0.08″)
  • Maximum book size:
    • SB-1 Plus: 320 (spine) x 225mm (12.6″ x 8.9″)
      Note: 320 spine length may be increased to 457mm by selecting Smart-binder model SB-X. Tabloid size products 430 mm × 280 mm (16.9” × 11.0 “) may be produced by selecting Smart-binder model SB-XW.
    • SB-2 Plus: 320 (spine) x 225mm (12.6″ x 8.9″)
      Note: 320 spine length may be increased to 457mm by selecting Smart-binder model SB-X. Tabloid size products 430 mm × 280 mm (16.9” × 11.0 “) may be produced by selecting Smart-binder model SB-XW.
    • SB-3 Plus: 320 (spine) x 225mm (12.6″ x 8.9″)
      Note: 320 spine length may be increased to 457mm by selecting Smart-binder model SB-X. Tabloid size products 430 mm × 280 mm (16.9” × 11.0 “) may be produced by selecting Smart-binder model SB-XW.
    • SB-4 Plus: 320 (spine) x 225mm (12.6″ x 8.9″)
      Note: 320 spine length may be increased to 457mm by selecting Smart-binder model SB-X. Tabloid size products 430 mm × 280 mm (16.9” × 11.0 “) may be produced by selecting Smart-binder model SB-XW.
    • SB-5 Plus: 320 (spine) x 225mm (12.6″ x 8.9″)
      Note: 320 spine length may be increased to 457mm by selecting Smart-binder model SB-X. Tabloid size products 430 mm × 280 mm (16.9” × 11.0 “) may be produced by selecting Smart-binder model SB-XW.
    • PB-600S: 320 (spine) x 225mm (12.6″ x 8.9″)
      Note: 320 spine length may be increased to 457mm by selecting Smart-binder model SB-X. Tabloid size products 430 mm × 280 mm (16.9” × 11.0 “) may be produced by selecting Smart-binder model SB-XW.
    • PB-600C: 385 (spine) x 320mm
    • PB-2000J: 320 (spine) x 280mm
  • Minimum book size:
    • SB-1 Plus: 97 (spine) x 119 mm (with trimmer centre knife) (3.8″ x 4.7″)
      Note: 119mm may be reduced
      with special modification
    • SB-2 Plus: 97 (spine) x 119 mm (with trimmer centre knife) (3.8″ x 4.7″)
      Note: 119mm may be reduced
      with special modification
    • SB-3 Plus: 97 (spine) x 119 mm (with trimmer centre knife) (3.8″ x 4.7″)
      Note: 119mm may be reduced
      with special modification
    • SB-4 Plus: 210 (spine) x 119 mm (8.3″ x 4.7″)
    • SB-5 Plus: 210 (spine) x 119 mm (8.3″ x 4.7″)
    • PB-600S: 210 (spine) x 119 mm (8.3″ x 4.7″)
    • PB-600C: 210 (spine) x 139mm
    • PB-2000J: 140 (spine) x 120mm
  • Minimum sheet weight:
    • SB-1 Plus: 0 g/m² (40 g/m² with extra folder) 13 lbs bond (11 lbs with extra folder)
    • SB-2 Plus: 0 g/m² (40 g/m² with extra folder) 13 lbs bond (11 lbs with extra folder)
    • SB-3 Plus: 0 g/m² (40 g/m² with extra folder) 13 lbs bond (11 lbs with extra folder)
    • SB-4 Plus: 0 g/m² (40 g/m² with extra folder) 13 lbs bond (11 lbs with extra folder)
    • SB-5 Plus: 0 g/m² (40 g/m² with extra folder) 13 lbs bond (11 lbs with extra folder)
    • PB-600S: 60 g/m² 16 lbs bond
    • PB-600C: 60 g/m² 16 lbs bond
    • PB-2000J: 50 g/m² 13 lbs bond
  • Stitching heads:
    • SB-1 Plus: Maximum 4 heads – flat or loop stitch with 14mm (0.55″) crown length. Round section wire 0.4 – 0.6 mm (16 – 24 thou) diameter
    • SB-2 Plus: Maximum 4 heads – flat or loop stitch with 14mm (0.55″) crown length. Round section wire 0.4 – 0.6 mm (16 – 24 thou) diameter
    • SB-3 Plus: Maximum 4 heads – flat or loop stitch with 14mm (0.55″) crown length. Round section wire 0.4 – 0.6 mm (16 – 24 thou) diameter
    • SB-4 Plus: Maximum 4 heads – flat or loop stitch with 14mm (0.55″) crown length. Round section wire 0.4 – 0.6 mm (16 – 24 thou) diameter
    • SB-5 Plus: Maximum 4 heads – flat or loop stitch with 14mm (0.55″) crown length. Round section wire 0.4 – 0.6 mm (16 – 24 thou) diameter
    • PB-600S: N/A
    • PB-600C: N/A
    • PB-2000J: N/A
  • Gluing system:
    • SB-1 Plus: All glue options are available
    • SB-2 Plus: None
    • SB-3 Plus: ISG cold glue
    • SB-4 Plus: ISG cold glue and EVA hot melt glue
    • SB-5 Plus: ISG cold glue and EVA hot melt glue
    • PB-600S: EVA hot melt or PUR
    • PB-600C: EVA hot melt or PUR
    • PB-2000J: EVA hot melt or PUR
  • Trim:
    • SB-1 Plus: Up to 25mm on front edge, 20 mm on sides
    • SB-2 Plus: Up to 25mm on front edge, 20 mm on sides
    • SB-3 Plus: Up to 25mm on front edge, 20 mm on sides
    • SB-4 Plus: Up to 25mm on front edge, 20 mm on sides
    • SB-5 Plus: Up to 25mm on front edge, 20 mm on sides
    • PB-600S: Different book trim options available
    • PB-600C: Different book trim options available
    • PB-2000J: Different book trim options available
  • Maintenance:
    • SB-1 Plus: Minimal maintenance requirements – most parts are self lubricating
    • SB-2 Plus:Minimal maintenance requirements – most parts are self lubricating
    • SB-3 Plus:Minimal maintenance requirements – most parts are self lubricating
    • SB-4 Plus:Minimal maintenance requirements – most parts are self lubricating
    • SB-5 Plus:Minimal maintenance requirements – most parts are self lubricating
    • PB-600S: Minimal maintenance requirements – most parts are self lubricating
    • PB-600C: Minimal maintenance requirements – most parts are self lubricating
    • PB-2000J: Centralised auto-lubrication
  • Operator Interface:
    • SB-1 Plus: Graphical touch screen with multi-languages for system set up, operation, and operator feedback.
    • SB-2 Plus: Graphical touch screen with multi-languages for system set up, operation, and operator feedback.
    • SB-3 Plus: Graphical touch screen with multi-languages for system set up, operation, and operator feedback.
    • SB-4 Plus: Graphical touch screen with multi-languages for system set up, operation, and operator feedback.
    • SB-5 Plus: Graphical touch screen with multi-languages for system set up, operation, and operator feedback.
    • PB-600S: Graphical touch screen with multi-languages for system set up, operation, and operator feedback.
    • PB-600C: Graphical touch screen with multi-languages for system set up, operation, and operator feedback.
    • PB-2000J: Graphical touch screen with multi-languages for system set up, operation, and operator feedback.