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Bourg Booklet Maker BCM-e + BM-e In-Line / Dual-Mode

Bourg Booklet Maker BCM-e + BM-e
Bi-directional solution

The Bourg Booklet Maker BCM-e + BM-e is the world’s first In-Line booklet making solution tailored to a growing number of production printers/presses.

This solution combines the Bourg Booklet Maker (BM-e) and Bourg Bleed Crease Module (BCM-e) to operate seamlessly with the right-to-left or left-to-right paper path and Duplex 2-up formats of digital printers/presses.

Aimed at stitch-fold-trim finishing production in digital on-demand and web-to-print environments, the BM-e Express is able to operate “24/7” at the full-rated speed of your printer/press.

What is particularly amazing about this configuration ? It's the best way to optimize your asset utilization with diverse, short-run job streams and skilled operators can be reasigned to perform higher-value tasks.

Compatible In-Line with:

Canon / Océ
Heidelberg
HP Indigo
Kodak
Ricoh
Xerox

Set-secure production

The BCM-e + BM-e configuration generates ultra-short run jobs quickly with superb quality and guaranteed set integrity, without operator intervention.

This solution offers various print finishing possibilities for users of most production printers/presses.

It delivers, for example, set-secure production of booklets, reports and other confidential documents for transaction processing applications in medical, education and financial services.

Highest quality and speed booklet production

Working In-Line with various print/press engines, the BCM-e + BM-e configuration produces non-stop up to a maximum speed of 3,000 booklets/hour.

The BCM-e + BM-e configuration is able to stitch fold trim up to 30 sheets, stitches up to 55 sheets, and folds up to 120 pages booklets (30 sheets) without marking, scuffing or scratching.

The maximum trimming distance is 25 mm (0.98 in). Booklets produced can therefore be of an extremely small size.

As the book press is integrated in the folder, booklets are systematically flatter and more aesthetically-pleasing.

Maximize your productivity

As a JDF/DFA compliant device, the BM-e finisher in an In-Line environment receives setup and operational instructions via the workflow server automation solution, leading to faster turnarounds, labor savings and the elimination of errors and costly reprints. The system can also be operated manually through the 19-inch (48 cm) color touch screen graphical user interface.

Taking finishing to the "Next Level" of automation and productivity

Like the others C.P. Bourg booklet makers, the possibility of automatically measuring the thickness of each booklet in operation is a standard in our equipment. This enables you to have zero waste and increases your productivity.

Thanks to the integrated BCM-e, this booklet making configuration also includes an advanced servo motor scoring cylinder technology. A unique feature to C.P. Bourg creases sheets on the fly as they pass through the machine, without impeding productivity. An oversized waste bin makes it possible for the BCM-e + BM-e configuration to run up to four hours before being emptied on the fly as the machine continues production. Finally, a bypass function affords the BCM-e + BM-e configuration the flexibility to crease without trimming, or to allow sheets to pass through with no action taken.

STANDARD FEATURES
Features Advantages Benefits
Fully symmetrical machines
  • The paper-path can follow either a right to left process or a left to right process
  • The paper-path direction can be changed after installation
  • The BCM-e + BM-e configuration works In-Line with multiple press and printers
  • Flexibility to change the In-Line press/printer
Stitch Fold Trim up to 120 page booklets
  • Stitch fold trim up to 30 sheets (80 gsm) to make booklets of up to 120 pages
  • Stitches up to 60 sheets without folds
  • Ability to process jobs with more content
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.
  • Easy to use interface
  • Control your entire finishing remotely
  • Remote diagnostics, statistics and much more
In-operation adjustments
  • Job adjustments can be performed via the GUI “Run” menu
  • Fine tuning adjustments of stitch, fold, trim while BM-e is in operation
Bleed trim function
  • Sheets entering the BCM-e are registered and both lateral strips are cut
  • Bleed trim function may be bypassed
  • Removes white borders of digitally printed sheets
  • Capable of correcting printing imperfections with asymmetric trimming
Crease function
  • Highest quality knife creasing at top speeds
  • Crease function may be applied to cover, all sheets, or bypassed
  • Optimal productivity creasing
  • Allows the booklet maker to fold without breaking paper grain (especially for heavy covers)
  • Allows for different creasing depth (to adjust creasing for paper weight)
Stitch fold module
  • Automatic stitch head adjustment
  • Heads can be disengaged
  • Unique folding belt technology applying a maximum pressure of 300 kg (661 lbs) via book press
  • Automatic top, corner, side, or saddle stitching
  • Flatter booklets
2 to 4 stitch heads
  • Hohner or Deluxe heads
  • Large range of stitching possibilities
DELUXE head features
  • Tool-less cassette replacement
  • Plug & Play stitch heads
Purge feature
  • Automatic ejection of faulted jobs enabling continuous production
  • Minimal time loss for faulty jobs
Eject tray
  • Secondary exit for jobs that do not require folding
  • Enables ejection of faulty jobs
  • Multipurpose secondary exit
  • Can be used as small stacker
Visible straight paper path
  • Complete job visibility
  • Ease of intervention and traceability
Waste bin
  • Up to 4 hours of capacity in operation
  • Can be emptied while machine is in operation
  • Easy and efficient waste disposal
OPTIONS
FEATURES ADVANTAGES BENEFITS
Loop Stitch
  • Hohner can accommodate a loop kit
  • Offers extra stitching possibilities
  • Ideal booklet binding style for bound material meant to be inserted and used in a ring binder
Trim module
  • Self-adjusts to book thickness
  • Blade-against-blade trimming
  • Fully automated trimming
  • Highest quality cuts
Barcode reader capabilities 1D and 2D
  • Automatic integrity check
  • Automatically process variable data jobs
  • Automatic job setup
  • Guaranteed job integrity
  • Saves time configuring/processing variable data jobs
Interface Feeder Booklet maker (IFB)
  • Automatic ejection of job in case of double feed or wrong barcode
  • Minimal time lost to faulted jobs
  • Enables manual feeding of faulted jobs
 
Media (IN OFF-LINE MODE)
Maximum speed 5,000 booklets/hour (5 A4/US Letter sheets, 90 gsm)
Minimum input sheet size 420 x 280 mm (16.53 x 11.02 in)
Maximum input sheet size 482,6 x 330 mm (19.00 x 12.99 in)
Paper weight 60 to 350 gsm
SAddle stitching
Minimum output booklet size 210 x 230 mm (8.26 x 9.05 in)
Maximum output booklet size 216 x 330 mm (8.50 x 12.99 in)
Booklet thickness (with fold and cut) 2 to 30 sheets of 75 gsm or equivalent (cover included)
TOP/side stitching
Booklet thickness (without fold nor cut) 2 to 55 sheets of 80 gsm or equivalent (cover included)
Folding/trimming
Booklet thickness (fold and cut) 2 to 30 sheets (8 to 120 pages) of 75 gsm or equivalent (cover included)
Face trimming 0 to 25 mm (0 to 0.98 in)
Bleed function
Top & bottom cut 4 to 25,4 mm (0.15 to 1 in)
Physical
Dimensions (L x W x H) 518,8 x 71 x 155 cm
(204.25 x 27.95 x 61.02 in)
Weight 845 kg (1,862.94 lbs)
Delivery conveyor of the BM-e 87 cm (34.25 in)
Electrical
Power supply 120V ±10%, 60Hz, 8A
230V ±10%, 50Hz, 5A
Operational mode of the BM-e
Power consumption 1,675 W
Radiant heat 5,700 BTU/hour
Sound level 70 dB
Operational mode of the BCM-e
Power consumption 1000 W
Radiant heat 3,500 BTU/hour
Sound level 70 dB
Stitch Heads
2 Deluxe Stitch Heads

2 Deluxe Stitch Heads

BM-e Booklet Maker family (Stitch-Fold) with 2 Deluxe Stitch Heads

4 Deluxe Stitch Heads

4 Deluxe Stitch Heads

BM-e Booklet Maker family (Stitch-Fold) with 4 Deluxe Stitch Heads

2 Hohner Stitch Heads

2 Hohner Stitch Heads

BM-e Booklet Maker family (Stitch-Fold) with 2 Hohner Stitch Heads

4 Hohner Stitch Heads

4 Hohner Stitch Heads

BM-e Booklet Maker family (Stitch-Fold) with 4 Hohner Stitch Heads

Stitch Heads Accessories
Quick changeover kit to get 2 Hohner loopstitch heads on BM-e

Quick changeover kit to get 2 Hohner loopstitch heads on BM-e

(this kit includes 2 heads with loop configuration)

BM-e Bourg Kit to upgrade BM-e 2 regular Hohner heads to loop stitch configuration

BM-e Bourg Kit to upgrade BM-e 2 regular Hohner heads to loop stitch configuration

(this kit does not include heads)

BM-e Bourg Kit to upgrade BM-e 4 regular Hohner heads to loop stitch configuration

BM-e Bourg Kit to upgrade BM-e 4 regular Hohner heads to loop stitch configuration

(this kit does not include heads)

Docking DFA
Docking Plate for In-line BM-e 2 Dir

Docking Plate for In-line BM-e 2 Dir

Docking Plate for In-line BM-e 2 Dir

Docking Plate 1020 mm for BM-e / BDF-e

Docking plate between edge registered high output Xerox printer (DocuTech, DS5000) and BM-e / BDF-e

First Aid Kits
BCM-e First Aid Kit

BCM-e First Aid Kit

Bourg First Aid Kit for BCM-e

BM-e First Aid Kit

BM-e First Aid Kit

BM-e First Aid Kit

Additional Options

BM-e air assit kit digital paper booster

BM-e air assit kit digital paper booster

Bourg Box Communication Interface

Bourg Box Communication Interface

Bourg Box Communication Interface