Digitaline Plus 2018-03-19T15:16:27+00:00


Folding and book sewing hybrid system
full optional

Smyth Digitaline Plus is an integrated production system for both digitally and offset printed books, which combines folding and thread sewing. Compared to the standard Digitaline, this system comes equipped with 2 buckles folder, enabling the production of sewn books composed of 4-8-16 page inserted signatures. This feature provides further optimization of the used printing area of digital printers, drastically reducing production costs.

  • Production of sewn books composed of 4, 8 and 16-page inserted signatures

  • Digitally printed sheet size up to 700 x 500 mm

  • 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 Plus enables the separate use of the folder and the book sewing machine, running different jobs at the same time. Therefore, the sewing machine can be used as a conventional automatic stand alone machine, and the folding unit to prepare signatures to be perfect bond, saddle stitched or sewn off-line.
The system is composed of the Automatic Inserting and Cross Folding station mod.PC, equipped with two buckle folder, connected in line with the new FF-240 book sewing machine.

mod.PC – Automatic Inserting and Cross Folding equipped with two buckles folder

Sheet feederSheet feeder

Smyth Digitaline Plus comes equipped with an automatic sheet feeder to run sheets up to 700 x 500 mm.

Two buckle folderTwo buckle folder

The system is supplied complete with two parallel buckle folder to produce 8-page and 16-page inserted 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.

Second Cross Fold UnitSecond Cross Fold Unit

This additional unit performs the cross fold to the folded/inserted signatures or flat inserted sheets to make signatures ready to be perfect bound, saddle stitched or sewn off-line. Then, these signatures are delivered on a side conveyor belt..

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 500 x 700 mm
Min. 150 x 300 mm
Signature size: Max 250 (spine) x 350 (width) mm
Min. 75 (spine) x 15 (width) mm
No. of page per signature: da 8 a 64 pages
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
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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