Kolbus America is thrilled to announce the successful sale of its state-of-the-art DA 370 casemaker to Bradford & Bigelow, an esteemed customer in North America. This cutting-edge machine is set to revolutionize the production capabilities of B&B, ensuring superior efficiency and exceptional quality in their output.

The DA 370 casemaker is designed for the automatic production of a wide array of products including book covers, photo book covers, folders, posters, calendar back covers, and even game boards, with a remarkable capacity of up to 65 cycles per minute. This high-speed production is ideal for meeting the rigorous demands of the modern printing industry.

One of the standout features of the DA 370 casemaker is its seamless integration into digital workflows, making it perfectly suited for digital printing products with variable center strip widths. Whether integrated into a comprehensive digital workflow or operating as a high-performance stand-alone machine, the DA 370 offers unparalleled versatility and efficiency.

Key Features and Benefits:

  • Adjustable Cardboard Circular Shears: The DA 370 comes equipped with adjustable cardboard circular shears for precise side trimming and center-strip adjustments, significantly reducing board sizes and enhancing material efficiency.
  • Automated Format Cutting: This feature includes automated format cutting to board width and center-strip width, optimizing production and reducing manual intervention.
  • Simplified Handling: With an intuitive human-machine interface (HMI) and improved digital interfaces, the DA 370 simplifies the handling and operational processes, making it easier for operators to achieve consistent results.
  • Quality Improvement: By ensuring constant side cuts and eliminating deformation of the center-strip, the DA 370 maintains the highest quality standards in every cycle.
  • Flexible Adjustment: The machine offers format adjustment during running production, allowing for real-time changes without downtime.
  • Waste Management: An integrated part of the machine’s design, the waste management system ensures efficient disposal of production waste, contributing to a cleaner working environment and reduced operational costs.

Watch this video, to hear John Galligan, President of Newburyport, Mass.-based Bradford & Bigelow (B&B), describe why the offset and digital book manufacturer acquired a Muller Martini/Kolbus case binding line to complement its existing coil, perfect, and saddle-stitching capabilities.