For the production of digitally printed hardcover books the Diamant MC Digital offers highest book quality and efficiency. It is a version of the well-prover Diamant MC. The Diamant MC Digital can change over sequentially and is designed for one-off book runs like photo books.
It is available with or without headbanding station and exclusively processes books with flat spines. The working stations such as headbanding, casing-in or joint forming and pressing unit are identical to the well-proven stations of the classic Diamant MC. With its production speed of up to 2,100 cycles per hour, extremely fast changeovers and consistently high book quality, the Diamant MC Digital meets all the expectations of one-off and photo book producers.
Sequential Changeovers for Fast Job Succession
The Diamant MC Digital cases in bookblocks of different widths but have the same inlay width. If the bookblock width varies within a specific range, the machine automatically adapts to the difference without empty cycles or output losses. For example it is not necessary for photo books to specify the numbers of pages. All adjustments around the splitter and joint gluing unit are carried out automatically. If the block width exceeds a certain margin but the cases remain the same size, the Diamant MC Digital adjusts sequentially by itself. The infeed, backlining and casing-in sections as well as the joint forming and pressing machine adapt to the respective block width automatically as soon as the last book prior to the changeover has left the unit. The new production starts while subsequent sections are still changing-over. The machine produces permanently and there can be products of differing thickness at the same time in the machine. The animation shows you a sequential changeover.
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Safe Allocation of Case and Bookblock
To marry each bookblock with the correct book case, block and case are assigned a barcode. For a correct production sequence, first the barcodes of the book cases are scanned. Prior to the infeed, a scanner reads the bookblock barcodes. A second scanner checks the cases before they are transported into the casing-in station. The operator can keep track of the positions of the single bookblocks and cases on the monitor.
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