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The BQ-500 iCE perfect binder is designed for increased book-of-one productivity, increased automation, and increased quality control over a wider range of substrates regardless of run length. The BQ-500 is the first perfect binder to come equipped with iCE LINK, Horizon’s new cloud-based JDF workflow and job-management tool. The system features an improved and easy-to-use 12.1” touchscreen for quick setup, an ergonomic design for efficient, operator-friendly operation, and an enhanced delivery system for thin books.

  • Advanced automation: The BQ-500 features 21 automated sections in total, reducing setup and changeover time even when making fine variable thickness adjustments – all while ensuring higher quality books.
  • Improved visual monitoring: A new, larger production monitoring screen and new, customizable LED lighting serve as a quick-look indicator of system readiness and status. Indicator lights can even be seen from across the production floor with the BQ-500’s light tower.
  • Variable production: The BQ-500 is the most productive binder for book-of-one production in its class. In a variable range of +/-5mm, the BQ-500 can reach production speeds of up to 800 books per hour, almost double the productivity of other binders in this range.
  • Expanded customization: The BQ-500 is designed to support a wide range of connectivity and enhancement options so that you can expand and tailor capabilities to match your unique needs.
  • Clean spine preparation:  Improved milling waste removal, a newly designed air flow, and an improved glue application system help ensure high-quality production.
  • EVA and PUR: The BQ-500 features interchangeable EVA and PUR glue tanks with a new and improved tank removal process for cleaner and easier tank changeover.
  • Gentle delivery: To prevent damage to more delicate books, the BQ-500 has reduced the book drop from 150mm to only 5mm. Books are then gently lowered to the delivery belt.
  • iCE LINK: The BQ-500 is the first perfect binder to come equipped with iCE LINK, a cloud-based platform that can provide device monitoring, KPI analysis, PM schedule/alerts, JDF/JMF Workflow, scheduling, job creation, editing and more.

Options for in-line Book Block Feeding System:

  • BBF-480 Book Block Feeder
  • LBF-500 Book Block Feeder
  • Solutions for Case Binding Books: GF-500 Gauze Feeder & ESF-1000 End Sheet Feeder
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Cover Size Max: 320 x 670mm, Min: 135 x 225mm
Cover Pile Height 150mm
Thickness Max: 65mm, Min 1mm
Book Block Thickness Top/Bottom x Fore Edge) Max: 320 x 320mm, Min 145 x 105mm

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