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Zechini – specialist provider of bookbindery equipment

  • Extensive range of hard cover bookbinding solutions
  • Standard machines and custom-designed options
  • Short, medium and long run production capabilities
  • Hard copy books of all types and sizes catered for

Established in 1952, Italian company Zechini has become one of the world’s specialist manufacturers of bookbinding and converting machines for short, medium and longer runs. With a range of machines that complement each other and can be utilised to create semi-automatic and fully automatic ‘systems’, everything is in place to suit most production requirements.

  • Casemakers
  • Casing-in solutions
  • Associated machines
  • Gluing & Mounting
  • Associated Machines

Roby Zero – Gluing and turning-in machine

With its simple operation and changeover time close to zero, the Roby Zero is the ideal casemaker for short runs.

The basic version consists of a vacuum worktable, which prevents the sheet from moving during the placing of boards, a manual board positioning device and an automatic turning-in and pressing unit. A backlit window enables accurate positioning of the book title along the spine.

Optional equipment includes: a gluing unit for hot and cold glue, a corner cutter, a device for automatic corner closing and the roller press function (without turning-in).

Maximum size 50x70cm

Speed 150 pieces/hour

Type of glue: hot or cold

 

Roby Junior 2 – Gluing and turning-in machines

Compact and versatile semi-automatic casemaker suitable both for short and medium runs.

Maximum size 50x70cm

Speed 250 pieces/hour

Type of glue: hot and cold

Features:

Gluing unit – Integrated in the machine in order to save floor space and the walking effort. Usually used with hot, animal glue, the unit can also be used with cold, vinyl glue.

Vacuum worktable – Prevents the covering material from moving during the positioning of boards. A backlit central window allows to accurately position the book title along the book spine.

Automatic board feeder – Ensures high productivity and perfect alignment of boards.

Turning-in unit – Works with all the usual covering materials. Turns in two sides at a time. Includes a corner closing device.

Manual board positioning device – Useful for short runs, cases with flexible spine and cases whose spine is thinner than 12.5 mm.

Roby Junior 2 Vas – Gluing and turning-in machine

The Roby Junior 2 Vas is a compact semi-automatic casemaker, ideal for medium runs. It is practically a Roby Junior 2 with an extra turning-in and pressing station. That way cases can be turned in from all four sides in a single pass instead of two. This results in increased output of up to 350 cases per hour.

Maximum size 50x70cm

Speed 350 pieces/hour

Type of glue: hot and cold

Features

Gluing unit – Integrated in the machine in order to save floor space and the walking effort. Usually used with hot (animal) glue, the unit can also be used with cold (vinyl) glue.

Automatic board feeder – Ensures high productivity and perfect alignment of boards.

First turning-in unit – Works with all the usual covering materials. Turns in the two longer sides of the case. Includes a corner closing device.

Second turning-in unit – Turns in the two shorter sides of the case. This unit can also be retrofitted on a standard Roby Junior 2 at a later date.

Corner cutter – A practical solution for small quantities.

Vacuum worktable – Helps to align the covering material and also includes a backlit central window for accurate positioning of the book title along the book spine.

Manual board positioning device – Useful for short runs and cases with flexible spine.

X-Case – Casing-in machine

The X-Case is an ideal casing-in machine for short runs. It has a sturdy build, wide size range and guarantees high quality binding.  A common drive ensures that the speed between the book and the gluing rollers remains constant regardless of the book weight.  To produce durable books the X-Case automatically applies a double amount of glue at the joints.

  • Maximum size 50x46cm
  • Speed 200 pieces/hour
  • Gluing device with function of double spreading
  • Manual opening of the book block and placing on the blade
  • Manual positioning of the book case
  • Gluing with cold (vinyl) glue
  • Grooved rollers ensure even distribution of glue in a thin layer

X-Case Plus – Semi automatic casing-in machine

X-Case Plus is a semi-automatic version of the X-Case. It has the following additional features:

  • Maximum size 50×22.5cm
  • Speed 350 pieces/hour
  • Book block feeding station
  • Automatic opening of the book block at the middle and placing on the blade
  • Accurate alignment of the book spine with respect to the cover
  • Gentle pressing after casing-in by means of rollers
  • Finished books are delivered on a shelf for easy manual unloading

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