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The Bourg Binder BB3002 EVA/Hot melt / PUR-C is designed to create state of the art perfect bound books while being user-friendly - thanks to the color touchscreen interface (GUI) . This unique perfect binder enables you to produce from the largest to the smallest range of book sizes ranging from small square books to large custom sizes (see media sheet sizes).

This binder is ideal for on-demand customized applications, producing single books from 2 to 600 sheets (with 90 gsm), in record time. The BB3002 adapts all features automatically to the thickness of each job. Therefore, no manual set-up is required. This reduces loss of productivity and allows a peak speed of 650 cycles per hour, the best of its category!

The BB3002 offers the capability to use EVA/hot melt or PUR-C adhesive systems depending on the customers' needs:

  • EVA is ideal to produce on-demand student handouts, medical prescription books (cover with innerflaps/winged books and tear-off sheets), and a wide variety of books for the quickest return on investment. 
  • PUR-C uses the PUReONETM compact adhesive system with applicator from Nordson. With its 2 to 4 kg adhesive melter, it is ideal to produce on-demand full-color print books such as perfect bound photo books. 

Why use EVA/hot melt glue?

Three key reasons to use the EVA/hot melt gluing system:

  1. A faster production of books;
  2. Books can be manipulated immediately;
  3. More economical than PUR glue, the glue can be remelted and there is no expiration date on the glue.

Why use PUR glue?

Five key reasons to use the PUR gluing system:

  1. Books lay flat;
  2. Books last longer thanks to a better glue adherence (sheet pull test resistance 12 N/cm (+ 30 to 50 % typically and a higher resistance to low and high temperature environments (e.g., glue does not wear off while reading a book on the beach or on the terrace of a ski station);
  3. Better application on difficult media (e.g., coated papers, Silicone Fuser Oil on digitally printed sheets or covers with UV coating);
  4. Less glue and energy used in the process (more ecological).
  5. Contrary to our competitors' machines, the BB3002 includes a Nordson applicator which makes the gluing system fully closed. The binder does not need to be stopped either during adhesive refill nor every two hours to be cleaned. There is just one purge cup to be emptied every time you start the machine. This results in operation and adhesive savings.

A binder designed to produce all your customers' standard book sizes and even more...

While you try to respond to all your customer needs, reduce costs and increase productivity, the BB3002 enables you to produce up to 350 books/hour in EVA and up to 285 books/hour in PUR-C (up to 650 cycles/hour) from 100 x 90 mm (3.93 x 3.54 in) to 385 x 380 mm (15.15 x 14.96 in). No other binder on the market matches the features set of the BB3002.

Up to 13 positive/negative cover knife creases

Compared to wheel scoring, knife creasing is, by far, the best solution.It offers a superior and cleaner quality result which avoids the printed surface to be damaged and the covers to be cracked. This creasing system is easier to adjust and offers more flexibility as you can perform variable creasing and make books from 2 to 600 sheets.

This is ideal to produce softcover books:

  • in EVA with inner flaps (winged books) such as medical prescription books
  • On-demand full-color print materials in PUR-C such as photo books.

Optimize the use of your manpower

Every time the operator loads a different book thickness in the BB3002, the specifications are mesured automatically and no manual input is required. You save time and increase your productivity.

All functions including the clamping system, the accuracy adjustment in operation, the barecode scanning, etc. are fully automated.

Furthermore, the color touchscreen interface (GUI) makes the perfect binder very easy to use.

Our modular approach enables your machines to grow at the same time than your business

You can start with a BB3002 perfect binder and later upgrade it by connecting to a Bourg Book Loader (BBL) or a Bourg Book Complier (BBC) with one or two Bourg Sheet Feeder (BSF), one or two Bourg Preparation Module (BPM) and a trimmer CMT-130TC or CMT-330TC working In-Line, Near-Line and Off-Line to increase efficiency.

The key benefit of the BBL is efficiency. The BBL enables your operator to load up to 120 book blocks in less than six minutes. The machine can then work automatically at constant speed of the perfect binder for 8 to 25 minutes. The operator can use this time saved to start packing books that have just been trimmed on the CMT-130TC or CMT-330TC and deliver the customer faster or to perform other urgent tasks on other machines.

The BBC enables you to connect the BB3002 directly to a printer. The binder will therefore be fed sheet by sheet. Once the book block is completed, the book will be glued immediately. Productivity gain is achievedas no intervention of an operator is needed to glue books and there is no need to wait until all book blocks of the job queue are prepared before glueing them.

Finally, your machine can also be equipped with the barcode solution that enables job tracking to maximize productivity and integrity. This is especially useful in “book runs of one” where matching cover to content is critical.

In brief, the BB3002 EVA/PUR-C integrates with your current and future workflow.

Media / Sheet sizes Media sizes
Features Advantages Benefits
Fully Automated Binder
  • Adapts all features automatically to the thickness of each job
  • Ideal for variable data jobs varying in thickness and on-demand jobs
  • All functionalities can be controlled via the GUI
Wide Range of Book Thicknesses
  • Binds from 1 to 60 mm (0.04 to 2.36 in)
  • No pre-measurements required
  • Book thickness is automatically recorded during the loading process
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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 650 cycles/hour 
350 books/hour 
(operator dependent)
Maximum speed in PUR-C 650 cycles/hour
250-285 books/hour
(operator dependent)
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
Content *
Minimum paper size of books with cover (perfect binding mode) 100 x 90 mm (3.93 x 3.54 in)
Maximum paper size of books with cover (perfect binding mode) 385 x 380mm (15.15 x 14.96 in)
Minimum paper size of books without cover (padding mode) 60 x 90 mm (2.36 x 3.54 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 BB3002 (L x W x H) 202 x 135 x 150 cm
(79.52 x 53.15 x 59.05 in)
Dimensions BBR (L x W x H) 106 x 60 x 50 cm (41.73 x 23.62 x 19.68 in)
Weight BB3002 650 kg (1,430 lbs)
Weight BBR 80kg (176 lbs)
Weight of PUR-C 42 kg (92 lbs)
Glue temperature (EVA mode) 130 to 180 °C (266°F to 356 °F)
Glue capacity (PUR-C) 2 or 4 kg
Cover station capacity / cover pile height 80 mm (3.15 in)
BBR capacity 700 mm (27.56 in)
Electrical / Acoustic
Power supply 208/220V ±10%, 60Hz, 3 phase delta, 12A

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

380/400 or 415V ±10%, 50Hz, 3 phase star, no neutral needed, 12A
Power supply with PUR-C 230V ±10%, 50/60Hz, 2 phase delta, 10A

208V ±10%, 50/60Hz, 3 phase delta, 10A
Operational mode
Power consumption 2,500 W
Power consumption of PUR-C 2,200 W
Radiant heat with EVA 13,648 BTU/hour
Radiant heat with PUR-C 7,560 BTU/hour
Sound level 76 dB
Sound level of PUR-C 62 dB
Standby mode
Power consumption 1,000 W
Radiant heat 3,410 BTU/hour
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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