The SBS-100 buffer module may be used in between the web cutter and
the Smart-binder in order to remove the hard coupling
between the printer (or roll-unwinder) and the in-line and near-line
Vacuum feeder TLSF-100
with servo drive
Sheet entry from web-cutter
Sheet buffer SBS-100
Note : The SBS-100 requires a power supply of 200-240V,
50/60Hz, 1P+N, 5A, and a compressed air supply of 10CFM (17m3/hr)
at 90psi (6.2 bar).
Benefits of using the SBS-100:
- The SBS-100 enables a small proportion of very thin booklets (mixed
with thicker booklets) to be produced at reduced Smart-binder speed,
while the in-line printer (or roll-unwinder) can continue running
at normal running speed without have to slow down (as it would have
to without the SBS-100 buffer installed). A festoon web buffer can
also perform a similar function, but the SBS-100 can store a lot
more paper than a web buffer and can be controlled directly from
the Smart-binder so as to feed sheets exactly at the rate determined
by how many sheets are in each required booklet.
- The SBS-100 enables the Smart-binder to stop for a short time
(1- 2 minutes depending on printer speed) without stopping the printer,
which reduces down time and improves system operating efficiency.
- The SBS-100 may also be used to produce very thin booklets which
are continually varying in number of pages, by allowing the Smart-binder
to run a fixed cycling rate (continuous operating mode).
Sheet entry to
Vacuum wheel separates and feeds
bottom sheet at variable speed
monitor pile height
TLSF-100 Servo feed hopper
feeds from bottom of pile
High speed sheet shingling system
4-page sheets arrive
from the web cutter
The SBS-100 operates as follows:
- Sheets from the web cutter are collected in an overlapping shingled
stream on the shingle conveyor. The shingled sheets flow into
the top loaded sheet feeder TLSF-100. The TLSF-100 feeds
sheets out from the bottom of the pile at a rate determined by the
number of sheets in the booklet being made by the Smart-binder.
- If the bar code reader detects that some very thin
booklets (containing a small number of pages) must be produced,
then the sheet rate from the TLSF-100 is automatically reduced to
avoid exceeding the Smart-binder maximum output cycle rate. In this
case the sheet pile height increases in the TLSF-100 feed hopper.
After these thin booklets have been produced then the
sheet feed from the TLSF-100 increases and the pile height in the
hopper reduces to the normal running height.
View a video of the SBS-100