Horizon 20 station Collator Bookletmaker Automatic

Horizon 20 station Collator Bookletmaker Automatic

£12,000 (GBP)

United Kingdom

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Twin tower horizon vac100 20 sheets The VAC 100 collator features a patented rotary-pulse vacuum feed system, providing flawless feeding on virtually any stock, at speeds up to 8,000 sets per hour. The VAC-100 is equipped with a touch-screen display panel that is very easy to use. The graphical user interface allows anyone in your production area to operate the VAC- 100 collator, without any special skills or training. All operating errors or jams are graphically illustrated on the screen for easy identification and quick resolution. Maximum sheet size: 350mm x 500mm Minimum sheet size: 148 x 148mm Sheet weight range: 60gsm to 250gsm Bin pile height: 55mm Production speed: Up to 8,000 sets per hour Power Requirement/Consumption 220 , 60 HZ, 1 Phase / 1,700 W, 9 amps. World wide transformers can be supplied Weight/Dimensions: 639.5 lbs. / 26” L x 32” W x 77” SPF20A Stitch Fold system Horizon SPF-20a/FC-20a heavy duty automated set-up stitchfold trim with Hohner stitching heads. Books Speed P/H: 4000 Sheet Book Size: A4/A5/A6/CD insert finished size Sheet Size 4.7" x 7.1" to 13.8" x 19.7" Finish Size 3.5" x 4.7" to 9.8" x 13.8" Stitching Wire - Standard No.25 (0.5 mm) (0.02") Machine Weight 1,035 lb. Horizon FC-20 Trimmer Book Size (Before Trim) 3.5" x 4.7" to 9.8" x 13.8" Finish Size 3.3" x 4.7" to 9.8" x 13.8" Trimming Length .79" max. Trimming Thickness .16" max Production Speed up to 3,600 booklets/hr. Machine Weight 507 lb.

### Information Page on Collators and Bookletmakers


#### Collators


A collator is a device used in the printing and document management industries to arrange sheets of paper in a specific, pre-determined sequence. This process is known as collation.

**Types of Collators:**

1. **Mechanical Collators:** Utilize mechanical arms and trays to sort paper.

2. **Electronic Collators:** Employ sensors and digital technology for more precise sorting.

3. **Vertical Collators:** Stack paper vertically.

4. **Horizontal Collators:** Arrange paper horizontally.

**Functions and Features:**

- **Automatic Sorting:** Collators can sort large volumes of documents quickly and accurately.

- **Versatility:** Handle various paper sizes and types.

- **Error Detection:** Many modern collators can detect and alert users to misfeeds or jams.

- **Speed:** High-speed models can collate thousands of sheets per hour.

- **User-Friendly Interface:** Digital displays and controls for easy operation.


- **Office Environments:** Organizing reports, invoices, and other documents.

- **Printing Industry:** Preparing pages for binding in books, magazines, and brochures.

- **Educational Institutions:** Sorting exam papers and assignments.

- **Mailrooms:** Collating letters and marketing materials.


#### Bookletmakers


A bookletmaker is a machine designed to create booklets by folding and stapling or stitching printed sheets of paper. It is an essential tool in the finishing process of document production.

**Types of Bookletmakers:**

1. **Manual Bookletmakers:** Require manual insertion of paper and activation of folding/stapling mechanisms.

2. **Automatic Bookletmakers:** Automate the entire process, from feeding the paper to final trimming.

3. **Inline Bookletmakers:** Integrated into a printing or copying system, operating as part of the workflow.

**Functions and Features:**

- **Folding:** Precision folding of sheets to create the booklet format.

- **Stapling/Stitching:** Options include corner stapling, side stapling, and saddle stitching (stapling along the spine).

- **Trimming:** Some models can trim the edges of booklets for a clean finish.

- **Multiple Sizes:** Capability to handle different booklet sizes and paper types.

- **User Interface:** Intuitive controls and displays for setting up jobs and monitoring progress.


- **Corporate Use:** Creating professional reports, brochures, and manuals.

- **Educational Use:** Producing booklets for course materials and publications.

- **Commercial Printing:** High-volume booklet production for various clients.

- **Religious Institutions:** Producing church bulletins, programs, and hymnals.


### Benefits of Using Collators and Bookletmakers

1. **Efficiency:** Automates repetitive tasks, saving time and labor.

2. **Consistency:** Ensures uniformity in document collation and booklet production.

3. **Productivity:** High-speed operations increase output and meet tight deadlines.

4. **Professionalism:** Produces neatly organized and professionally finished documents.

5. **Cost-Effective:** Reduces the need for manual labor and minimizes errors, lowering overall production costs.

### Choosing the Right Equipment

When selecting a collator or bookletmaker, consider the following factors:

- **Volume Requirements:** Assess the typical volume of documents or booklets produced.

- **Paper Types and Sizes:** Ensure the machine can handle the range of materials used.

- **Speed and Efficiency:** Match the machine’s speed with your operational needs.

- **Features and Functions:** Identify essential features such as error detection, user interface, and finishing options.

- **Budget:** Balance the cost of the equipment with its benefits and expected return on investment.

### Conclusion

Collators and bookletmakers are vital tools in document management and production, enhancing efficiency, accuracy, and the professional appearance of printed materials. By understanding their functions, types, and applications, businesses and institutions can make informed decisions to improve their document handling processes.

At Promotional Printing Machinery we offer a quick turnaround once we have received payment for your item, usually 2 - 3 working days UK, (other countries may vary) depending on the size of your purchase, unless otherwise agreed. If you require installation we can supply one of our experienced engineering team to do this for you at extra cost.Our UK sales are shipped out using our local haulage company, the items are fully secured to wooden pallets and sealed with film to weatherpro...


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