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The Bourg Binder BB3102 is an automated perfect binding system aimed at medium-run and short-run production environments. It is ideal for On-Demand Book of One production. The BB3102 combines the proven BB3002 driven at constant maximum speed (400 books/hour) with the Bourg Book Loader (BBL), making it easy to produce a wide variety of bound softcover books, from traditional or digital print streams, with minimal operator intervention.

In less than six minutes, the operator can load up to 120 book blocks into the BBL, and perform other tasks - such as packing books that have just been produced - while the BB3102 operates unattended for up to 25 minutes.

The BB3102 offers the capability to use EVA/hot melt or PUR-C adhesive systems depending on the customers' needs.

Existing BB3002 customers will be happy to know that they can upgrade their machine by retrofitting the Bourg Book Loader (BBL) to create the BB3102 and maximise their productivity (please contact a C.P. Bourg sales representative for feasibility).

Be the best positioned in the market

The BB3102 makes it possible for publishers, commercials, in-plant printers and specialty binders to address today's often complex and unpredictable workflows with a versatile system that replaces the inconsistency of manually-guided medium and short-run book production with predictability and high productivity.

Not only does the BB3102 have a high production speed with up to 650 cycles per hour (400 books/hour), but the major advantage is that the operator can leave the system unattended for up to 25 minutes of non-stop production, while he/she focuses on other tasks. The machine runs at constant maximum speed and automatically adapts to the thickness of each job. The BB3102 processes various book thicknesses from 1 to 60 mm (0.04 to 2.36 in), and paper sizes from 100 x 100 mm (3.93 x 3.93 in) to 385 x 380 mm (15.15 x 14.96 in).

Available in EVA/hot melt and/or PUR glue

Depending on the job you need to perform, C.P. Bourg enables you to have the machine that responds to your needs. You can either produce the entire book in PUR or EVA/hot melt.

The PUR adhesive system is the most durable and flexible book binding glue available.  It is ideal to produce softcover books, and on-demand full-color print materials such as photo books.

The EVA/hot melt adhesive is faster and cheaper than PUR but is less durable, less flexible. This is why the EVA/hot melt gluing system is ideal to produce on-demand handouts, medical prescription books and a wide variety of books for the best ROI.

Job tracking and trimming of books without operator intervention

Options to the BB3102 include connection to a trimmer CMT-130TC or CMT-330TC, and a fully integrated barcode solution that enables job tracking and job integrity check to maximize productivity and integrity. This is especially useful in “book runs of one” where matching cover to content is critical. A second optional barcode system enables automatic job set up for the CMT-330TC. It enables jobs to be cut to the right format without manual work.

Adding the barcode and trimmer options enables the BB3102 system to produce books – from book blocks to final, trimmed output stacked and ready for dispatch – entirely without operator intervention.

Media / Sheet sizes Media sizes
Features Advantages Benefits
Loading trays
  • In just a few minutes, the operator can load up to 120 book blocks into the machine
  • The operator has 8-25 minutes of free time to perform other tasks while the machine runs autonomously
Continuous book block feeding module
  • The BBL clamp automatically feeds book blocks into the machine’s jogger plate
  • The machine runs at constant maximum speed
Automatic variable thickness processing
  • The BBL’s pallets can be adjusted in order to load books of varying thickness: 1-60 mm (0.04-2.36 in)
  • The machine binds books of variable thickness without operator intervention
Upgrade from BB3002
  • Upgrade your BB3002 to a BB3102 with the Bourg Book Loader (BBL)
  • Benefit from all the unique features of the BB3102 leading to increased productivity
Graphical User Interface (GUI)
  • User-friendly industrial grade color touch screen
  • Single GUI for entire finishing line can be connected wirelessly to any tablet, smartphone or computer
  • Control your entire finishing remotely
  • Remote diagnostics, statistics and much more
  • Check that the cover has been taken
  • Avoid binding without cover
  • Avoid reprints and waste
  • Vibration of the jogger plate re-aligns the block of paper to be bound
  • Ensures high quality perfect bound books
Superior milling and DEFIBERING/notching
  • Milling wheel with notching tool for EVA/defibering tool for PUR applications (milling depth: from 0 to 3 mm - from 0 to 0.11 in)
  • Ensures deep glue penetration for maximum cover adhesion
paper dust collector
  • Gathers paper dust generated by milling/notching operation
  • No need for external dust removal
Available in EVA and PUR glue
  • EVA: 3 cylinder glue tank
  • PUR: Nordson applicator
  • Professional quality glue application
  • Indicates when the glue tank needs to be refilled
  • Manage glue level more easily
  • Gain in productivity
Incorporated Side Gluing
  • Adjustable side gluing (accuracy at 0,1 mm/0.004 in)
  • Superior EVA/PUR-C side gluing for premier book binding
Knife creasing
  • Up to 13 positive/negative cover creases
  • Highest quality creasing
  • Able to create winged books
  • Enables to pre-program and schedule production
  • Gain time: no need to wait for the glue to be ready to operate
  • Fully automatic: no need to switch on the machine
Safety barrier
  • Light curtains guarantee operator safety while loading
  • Jobs are automatically processed when removing hands from loading area
  • Increases productivity and ease of operation while guaranteeing operator safety
double cover detection
  • Check that cover feeder takes one cover at a time
  • No manual check that only one cover has been taken
  • Avoid reprints and waste
Automatic barcode scanning
  • Each book block and cover will be scanned in order to guarantee book integrity
  • No setup required
  • Each job is checked in order to avoid reprints, also records each job for job tracking
  • No manual job setup
Bourg book reception module (BBR)
  • Stacks books vertically on the spine to allow the glue to dry in a perfect position
  • Large storage capacity
  • No production loss as it can be unloaded during job production
  • Guarantees book spine squareness
Dimensions Dimensions
Maximum speed in EVA mode 650 cycles/hour
400 books/hour
Maximum speed in PUR-C mode 650 cycles/hour
285 books/hour
Minimum cover size 100 x 201 mm (3.93 x 7.91 in)
Maximum cover size 385 x 750 mm (15.15 x 29.52 in)
Cover weight 80 to 300 gsm
Minimum paper size of books with cover (perfect binding mode) 195 x 127 mm (7.67 x 5.00 in)

Maximum paper size of books with cover (perfect binding mode) 385 x 320 mm (15.15 x 12.59 in)
Minimum paper size of books without cover (padding mode) * 195 x 127 mm (7.67 x 5.00 in)
Maximum paper size of books without cover (padding mode) * 385 x 320 mm (15.15 x 12.59 in)
Book thickness 1 to 60 mm (0.04 to 2.36 in)
Milling depth 0 to 3 mm (0 to 0.11 in)
Paper weight 60 to 160 gsm
* Padding mode is not available with PUR version due to cure time
Dimensions of BB3002 (L x W x H) 202 x 135 x 150 cm
(79.52 x 53.15 x 59.05 in)
Dimensions of BBR (L x W x H) 106 x 60 x 50 cm
(41.73 x 23.62 x 19.68 in)
Dimensions of BBL (L x W x H) 335 x 80 x 145 cm
(131.89 x 31.49 x 57.08 in)
Weight of BB3002 650 kg (1,430 lbs)
Weight of BBR 80 kg (176 lbs)
Weight of BBL 500 kg (1,101 lbs)
Glue Temperature (EVA) 130 to 180°C (266°F to 356 °F)
Cover Station Capacity / cover pile height 80 mm (3.15 in)
Loading Capacity 120 book blocks
BBR Capacity 700 mm (27.56 in)
Electrical / Acoustic
Power supply
BB3002 Off-Line 208/220V ±10%, 60Hz, 3 phase delta, 12A

220/230V or 240V ±10%, 50Hz, 3 phase delta, 12A

380/400 or 415V ±10%, 50Hz, 3 phase star, no neutral needed, 12A
Bourg Book Loader 230V ±10%, 50Hz, 1 phase, 1.5A

120V ±10%, 60Hz, 1 phase, 3A
Operational mode
Power consumption 4,300 W
Radiant heat 13,700 BTU/h
Sound level 76 dB
Standby mode
Power consumption 1,500 W
Radiant heat 5,100 BTU/h
Air supply for pur-c system
Compressed air requirements 87 to 116 PSI / 6 to 8 BAR
Air consumption 50 l/min; the melter needs a flow rate a 30 Std L/min
Minimum air quality rating requirements ISO 8573.1 :2010 Class 1.7.2 (maximum particule size: 40μm ; maximum concentration: 10mg/m3 ; maximum Dew point: +7°C)
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