IBIS Perfect-binding options - Book trimmer CMT-130

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The CMT 130 three-knife trimmer finishes soft-cover, perfect bound books at a rate of up to 500 books per hour. Designed for on-demand printing, it can be used in-line with the BB3002 perfect binder or near-line in a manual-feed mode.

The CMT-130 3-knife trimmer is offered for use after the BB3002 perfect binder in order to cut books to required finished format size. The in-line version shown above connects directly to the BB3002 binder outlet, and includes a multi-stage book cooling elevator to allow time for the hot-melt glue to cool before trimming. The CMT-130 has a maximum book thickness limit of 51mm (2"), but a limit of 40mm (1.58") is recommended when connected in-line with the BB3002 binder.

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CMT-130 Trimmer specifications

Min book size 101.6 x 152.4 mm (4 x 6")
Max book size 241 x 330 mm (9.5 x 13")
Max book thickness 51 mm (2")
Max trim - top 152mm (6")
Max trim - bottom 89 mm (3.5")
Max trim - face 140 mm (5.5")
Max trim - all sides 2.5 mm (0.1")
Speed Up to 200 books per hour (single book)
Up to 500 books per hour (multi-book)
Memory 99 book jobs
Set-up time for book size change Approx 10 secs


Overall height 1524 mm (60")
Overall width 1321 mm (52")
Overall length 1448 mm (57")
Net weight (approx) 680 kg (1500 lbs)
Set-up time for book size changes 816 kg (1800 lb)


3 Phase 60 hz AC 208/230 Volts, 25 Amps (service size 40 Amps)

Compressed Air Requirements

The CMT-130 requires 80-90 PSI regulated, dry, non-lubricated compressed air at a minimum of 5 cubic feet per minute (at 80-90 PSI). The required minimum air quality rating is ISO 8573.1 Class 2.4.2 (solids < 1 micron, pressure dew point < 38°F @100psig, and oil content < .08 ppm)