Digitaline 2018-03-19T15:03:53+00:00

DIGITALINE

Folding and book sewing hybrid system

Smyth Digitaline is an integrated production system for both digitally and offset printed books, which combines folding and thread sewing. It is the ideal solution for the production of sewn books and catalogues composed of 4-page and 8-page inserted signatures.

  • Digitally printed sheet size up to 720 x 720 mm

  • The automatic book sewing machine can also be used as a conventional stand alone machine

  • Possibility to mix Litho and Digitally printed sheets
  • Customization of books, yearbooks, agendas and catalogues at a low price, exploiting the cost advantage that arises from the automation.

Smyth Digitaline is an integrated production system for both digitally and offset printed books, which combines folding and thread sewing. It is the ideal solution for the production of sewn books and catalogues composed of 4-page and 8-page inserted signatures.
Increased efficiency is obtained by the new folding unit, which directly feeds digital sheets into the FF-240 automatic book sewing machine. This sewing machine comes equipped with the feeder for offset printed signatures, enabling book customization at a low cost.
Short run book production also benefits from the advanced technical features which include the possibility of inserting 4 and 8 page signatures into the system, giving the advantage of optimizing the used printing area of digital printers, drastically reducing production costs.
The system is composed of the New Automatic Inserting and Cross Folding station mod. PB, equipped with one buckle folder, connected in line with the new FF-240 book sewing machine.
mod. PB – Automatic Inserting and Cross Folding equipped with one buckle folder

Large size sheets feederLarge size sheets feeder

Smyth Digitaline comes equipped with a large size automatic sheets feeder to run B2 sheets (landscape or portrait) up to 720 x 720 mm..

One buckle folderOne buckle folder

The system is supplied complete with one parallel buckle folder to produce 8-page signatures..
This feature allows to reduce the number of printing clicks, thus lowering the production costs of the sewn book compared to its conventional production in 4-page signatures, bypassing the cutting operation.

Inserting StationInserting Station

It is positioned just after the folding unit. The inserting station enables combined collating of flat and folded sheets. Then, the sheets are aligned on both sides and transferred to the cross knife unit to perform the cross fold.

Cross Fold UnitCross Fold Unit

It is equipped with a brushless motor driven knife. This cross knife folds the inserted sheets by means of its vertical movement from bottom to top, preparing the signatures to be sewn. The resulting folding quality is excellent.

Patented Indexing SystemPatented Indexing System

The Indexing System is composed of two pneumatically driven plates that press the signature spine again, before being transferred onto the fix saddle of the book sewing machine.

FF-240Smyth FF-240 – Automatic Book Sewing Machine

Smyth FF-240 is the entry level model of Smyth automatic book sewing machines. It is designed for all book binders who want to be independent in the production of thread sewn books. This model can satisfy all the production requirements combining both easy use and low investment with a compact solid design.
The automatic book sewing machine can also be used as a conventional stand alone machine.

Mettifoglio automaticoAutomatic signature feeder

The book sewing machine comes equipped with the automatic signature feeder with 4 upper + 4 lower openings activated by electronic programmer. It is also possible to sew signatures with overlap up to a minimum size of 10 mm at the same side.

Sheet size: Max 720 x 720 mm
Min. 135 x 170 mm (4-page mode).
Min. 270 x 170 mm (8-page mode).
Mechanical sheet feeding speed: Max 200mt/min
No. of sewing stitches: 8
Sewing stitch length: 24 mm
Air consumption: Max 200 Nl/min. at 5 bar
Paper weight: Min. 50 gsm – Max 180 gsm
Power consumption: 9 Kw
Standard voltage: 400V – 50Hz three-phase
Total weight: 2900 Kg
Dimensions: 6,15  x 1,62 x H 1,43 mt
Inserted 4-page into 8-16-24-32 page signature
Signature size: Max 390 (spine) x 320 (width) mm
Min. 135 (spine) x 85 (width) mm
Inserted 8-page into 16-24-32 page signature
Signature size: Max 360 (spine) x 260 (width) mm
Min. 135 (spine) x 85 (width) mm
Off-line FF-240 book sewing machine with automatic Litho signature feeding
Signature size: Max 320 (spine) x 390 (width) mm
Min. 80 (spine) x 150 (width) mm
Max mechanical speed: 145 cycles/min

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