The Horizon BQ-500 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 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.
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.
Case binding and add-ons: Enhancements like the LBF-500 Book Block Feeder and case binding accessories like the GF-500 Gauze Feeder and ESF-1000 End Sheet Feeder allow you to tailor the BQ-500 to fit your unique production needs.
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.
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.
|Max: 12.59″ x 12.59″
Min: 5.70″ x 4.13″
|Max: 12.59″ x 26.37″
Min: 5.315″ x 8.859″
|Cover pile height
|Coated: 104 to 348 gsm
Uncoated: 81.4 to 302 gsm
|EVA: 1,350 cycles/hr (max)
PUR: 1,000 cycles/hr (max)
|Variable Production Speed
|Up to 800 books/hr in a variable range of +/- 5mm