Integrated Bindery Systems

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Book stacker BSS-10

The BSS-10 book stacker allows non-stop Smart-binder operation without the need for the operator to continually have to remove books from the delivery conveyor.

Book entry from the SB delivery
Book stack delivery
BSS-10 book stacker: for in-line connection to the Smart-binder delivery conveyor

Books pass through the standard Smart-binder delivery conveyor into the BSS-10 stacker where they collect into horizontal piles up to 235mm (9.25") height (or special option up to 330mm -13" height). The number of books in each pile is selectable by the machine operator. A turntable in the stacker enables books within each pile to be stacked in batches with spines in each batch in the opposite direction to the spines in the next batch. This ensures pile stability by avoiding all the spines being on the same side.

Book piles are delivered onto a free running roller table where they accumulate until removed by the operator. In-line (or off-line) pile 'banding is also available

BSS-10 stacker description of operation
Individual booklets from the IBIS Smart-binder delivery conveyor are conveyed 'spine leading' by a positive-control belt system up an inclined infeed. The booklets collect on top of each other in the upper 'bin' up to a quantity selected during the set up (or automatically controlled by the bar code). When this upper stack is complete then it is released to fall down into the lower bin which is on a turntable. Booklets then continue stacking in the upper bin.
If stack 'compensation' is required (to increase stack stability) then the turntable rotates 180 degrees between each drop from the upper bin. When the total stack height is reached in the lower bin then the stack is ejected onto a free running delivery roller table.

'Intelligent stacking' option SBCR-100

An optional bar code reader may be supplied to read a bar code on each booklet. An additional control system may then be programmed to use the bar code data to create stacks which contain specific booklets or signatures. This may be used for example to create stacks of signatures (book blocks) for subsequent perfect binding, or to create stacks of booklets in specific 'sets'.
Note: if automatic pile reject is needed, or gluing of signatures together within each stack, then select the more expensive Palamides stacker option BSS-20 or BSS-30.

BSS-10 stacker specifications

Booklet size To suit range of booklets capable of being produced by the IBIS Smart-binder
Maximum speed 12,000 booklets/hour (limited by the Smart-binder to 7,000 booklets/hour in 1-up mode)
Standard BSS-10
Maximum stack height
235mm (9.25”)
Special high-version BSS-10H
Maximum stack height
330 mm (13")
Upper bin maximum stack 127mm (5”)
Delivery table height 876mm (34.5”)
Air required 85 liters/min @ 5.5 bar (3 cfm @ 80 psi)
input voltage 400 V, 3 phase

Additional BSS-10 Technical Data