Pressing and Creasing Machine

The machine performs the following two processes separately and contemporary:

  • Hydraulic pressing of the entire book;
  • Forming two perfect and permanent channels with heat blades at the ridge of the book near the spine.

Hydraulic pressing process is to eliminate the residues air between the flyleaf and the book case. Groove pressing process is to make a shape of about 3 mm wide at the position connecting the front and the back cover and the ridge. This is to make the book block free of deformations and easy to read, and it also helps to make the appearance of the book more beautiful.

Single book or photo-book or photo-album, after casing-in, is manually entered into the machine in a vertical position with the spine down. The spine of the book rests on a bar actuated by a pneumatic cylinder, that carries the book down in the correct position and always the same for all the books. The hydraulic circuit starts and the book is clamped between two plates and pressed for an adjustable period of time, as adjustable is the operating pressure of the hydraulic system.

At the same time pneumatic cylinders actuate heated blades that form the groove in the desired position near the spine of the book.

Equipped with a small display for facilitating the operations of use of the machine like format change and pressing time, and a Digital Temperature Controller for setting the temperature of the blades.

Book size min. 95 x 95 x 7 mm
Book size max. 450 x 360 x 95 mm
Hourly production max. 500 c/h
Air consumption 3 Nl/cycle at 6 bar
Hydraulic pressure (adjustable) from 25 to 100 bar
Pressing force max. 3100 kg
Electrical supply 400 V - 50 Hz – 3 ph
Power requirements 2.2 kW
Dimensions L x W x H 65 × 85 × 130 cm
Net weight 380 kg