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Case making with Prä machines

PräziCase Pro

Casemaker

PräziCase Pro is a semi-automatic machine for the production of one-off and multiple book cases. Without complex set up runs of 1 - 500 pieces or more can be produced economically.

PräziCase Pro is a semi-automatic machine for the production of one-off and multiple book cases. Without complex set up runs of 1 - 500 pieces or more can be produced economically. All dimensions are measured by sensors and preset automatically. 
All other settings are controlled by the central control unit via touchscreen. This control unit makes the machine upgradable to the Cover 1 system.
The machine achieves an output of 4 - 5 book cases per minute depending on whether corners are trimmed in the machine (machine with corner trimmer option) or whether the corners of the cover material have been cut off before. The machine is operated by one person, who glues the cover material (on a separate gluing machine, e.g. PräziCoat Pro) and puts the boards into place. The actual casemaking process with trimming the corners, turning in all four edges and finally pressing the case is done fully automatically. The corners are turned in neatly.  After the long edge has been turned in, the corners are folded by means of two tuck fingers. Manual pressing as known for other systems is not required.

The machine is available in the following versions:
PräziCase Pro - standalone machine with manual gage arms and side stop;
PräziCase Pro XL - standalone machine with manual gage arms and side stop; if equipped with corner cutter suitable for larger cases
PräziCase Pro C1 - component of the Cover 1 system with automatic gage arms and side stop and barcode system

Basic settings are edited in the software of the central control unit.
First glue the cover material on an off-line gluing machine (e. g. PräziCoat Pro) and place it on the machine table. The upper overlap of the turn-in is adjusted by a variable stop. Lateral adjustment is done by means of a centered scale on the table or, if the cover material is pre-printed by means of a built-in mirror case. When producing multiple cases (of the same size) a side stop facilitates alignment.
Now the spine hollow is clamped between the joint bars. By pressing the cycle button, the joint bars are lowered and position the spine hollow on the cover material. The two boards are placed manually abutting the guide angle.
Two sensor arms are now placed against the boards in such a way that they rest against the left and bottom board edges. They measure the size of the book case automatically.
Now the working cycle is started by pressing the cycle button on the touchscreen.
This will raise the joint bars, carry the cover/board assembly into the machine where it is collected by two rotatating discs. At this stage, the boards are already pressed.
The rotating discs carry the case to the corner cutting device (optional). The first two corners are trimmed. The case is turned by 180° to cut off the remaining two corners.
Then the case is carried backwards to the turning-in rollers where the two long edges are turned in one by one. At the same time, the corners are folded. Then the case is turned by 90° and the two short edges are turned in one by one.
The case is then led back to the front below the table thereby running through the pressing-down rollers to press the whole surface again.
When the spine hollow is of a thinner material, the machine may be adjusted in such a way that the cases come out vertically so that the pressing-down rollers also press the thinner material properly. 
The ready case leaves the machine after 12 - 15 seconds depending on whether the corners are trimmed or not. Therefore an output of approx. 240 cases (w/ corner cutter) up to approx. 300 (w/o corner cutter) cases per hour is achieved. This output may even be achieved after short training as gluing the cover material and placing the boards may easily be done within 12 seconds.

  • automatic corner cutter
  • asymmetrical book cover support for three-piece hardcover cases with front and rear panels of different widths

The PräziCase Pro is equipped with a RJ45 network connector. After connecting a computer or notebook with internet access our technical service department may evaluate error logs may provide quick and targeted assistance in case of a machine failure.

  • Floor space: 198 x 125 cm
  • Height: 127 cm
  • Weight: 405 kgs
  • Power supply: 230 V / 50 Hz / 6 A (A.C.)
  • Air supply: 6 bar
  • Output: approx. 240 - 300 pcs / h

Finished case sizes:
  • Case height: 170 - 400 mm
  • Case width without corner cutter
    standard and XL version: 219 - 711 mm
  • Case width with corner cutter:
    standard version:  229 - 660 mm
    XL version: 229 - 787 mm
  • Board thickness: 1.5 - 3.5 mm
  • Spine width: 6.4 - 82 mm

Advantages

no setup time

easy settings via touchscreen

all in one cycle: corner-cutting, turning-in and pressing

no previous bookbinding skills required

large variety of materials and products may be processed

automatic inline corner cut (optional)

processing of single board products

rubbing down and mirroring function

asymmetrical book cover support for three-piece cases with front and rear panels of different widths (option)

upgradable as a component of the Cover 1 casemaking system

Applications

book cases

photo books and albums

menus

ring binders

one-part products (e. g. calendar backs, game boards)

asymmetrical cases (with optional case support)

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How to reach us

Service and orders

040 - 734 744-0
International: +49 40 734 744-0

Opening hours
Mon -Thu: 8 am - 5 pm
(Pickup time until 4.30 pm)
Fri: 8 am - 3 pm
(Pickup time until 2.30 pm)

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