Integrated Bindery Systems

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Sheet pile feeder SB-097

The in-line Sheet feeder (option SB-097) is available to allow a Smart-binder which is fed from a web-cutter to also be fed from piles of cut-sheets which are loaded into the feeder.

Sheet feed into
infeed conveyor
Sheet piles (up to 5,000 sheets)
are loaded onto the lift table here
Front-edge vacuum separation wheel
Sheets may enter the 'bridge conveyor'
here from upstream web-cutter
Pile lift table (includes 'bridge
conveyor') shown in mid-height

May be moved
to top position for inline use
Rear-edge vacuum
separation suckers
Sheet pile feeder SB-097

In-line operating mode

To run in-line, the ‘Lift Table and Bridge conveyor’ is raised to its highest position, as shown below. The bridge conveyor, which is integral with the lift table, then transports sheets from the upstream web-cutter through the sheet feeder to the Smart-binder infeed.

Sheet feed into
Smart-binder infeed
Lift table and Bridge conveyor
shown in top position for in-line feed

(Opens easily for operator access
to sheet transport inside)
Sheet feed from upstream
equipment (eg web-cutter)
SB-097 in its upper position, to run in-line

Off-line sheet feed mode

When running ‘off-line’ the ‘lift table and bridge conveyor’ is lowered and bar-coded sheets are loaded onto the bridge conveyor, as shown below. The feeder then feeds sheets one by one off the top of the pile into the Smart-binder at rates up to 400 sheets/min.

Sheet feed into
Smart-binder infeed
Sheet pile max
about 5,000 sheets
SB-097 in its lower position, to run off-line

View a short video of the SB-097 feeder HERE


The changeover between in-line and off-line operation is less than one minute. The feeder must be stopped for some minutes to reload the pile, but this pile reload time can be reduced if using the optional HPL-100 handling trolley system.

Each printed sheet must have a bar code, or Datamatrix code, printed on it to allow the Smart-binder to control booklet integrity.

The length of the SB-097 feeder is 1230mm.

The feeder requires a 10A 3-phase power supply.

The height of the bride conveyor can be varied between 925mm and 1100mm (by raising or lowering the complete feeder).


SB-097 maximum and minimum sheet sizes

Sheet length
Maximum 760 mm
Minimum 192 mm
Sheet width
Maximum 500 mm
Minimum 100 mm

(Note: These sizes are outside the normal range of sheets that the Smart-binder is able to process.)

Booklet is stitched
(if not already cold
glued) and 3-side
trimmed to required
finished size
cover sheet
fed on top
(if needed)
Sheets are collected
together on the saddle
Optional ISG cold glue
applicator noozle (SB-3 only)
Sheets enter the Smart-binder
and are plow-folded
Sheets are fed from
top of pile in SB-097
sheet feeder
SB-097 sheet feeder
Sheet flow diagram for off-line operation