Horizon BQ-500 Perfect Binder with iCE LiNK
The BQ-500 perfect binder is designed for all new production levels. Yet it still keeps the same great level of quality as the predecessor. It has better book-of-one productivity, more automation, and new quality control over a wider range of papers. The BQ-500 is the first perfect binder to come equipped with iCE LINK. That is Horizon’s new cloud-based JDF workflow and job-management tool.
The system has an easy-to-use 12.1” touchscreen for quick setup. It has an ergonomic design for easy operation, and an enhanced delivery system for thin books. Therefore, users can reach higher production rates that ever before. In other words, it's fast!
This high productivity binder is a major release from the team at Horizon. For example, many things in the machine that have been redesigned from scratch for more performance. Automation is a priority. Precision fit parts that hold up to long production runs are a staple item of Horizon manufacturing. As an example, the BQ-500 is the smartest binder on the market and features an network reporting feature called iCE LiNK.
Horizon has been on the cutting edge of factory automation for a long time. In addition, automation has been a core pillar of their designs since the beginning and they’ve stayed in tune with the latest developments. For a long time Horizon had the PXNet option with their machines. This was an application of JDF that worked quite well. In the years since it was released the industry standards have matured. Other manufactures have also greatly improved. iCE LiNK is the next generation of this smart JDF integration.
Horizon BQ-500 Perfect Binder Features & Benefits Include:
- 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. It has a 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.
Horizon BQ-500 Perfect Binder Specifications
|Book block||Max: 12.59″ x 12.59″
Min: 5.70″ x 4.13″
|Cover size||Max: 12.59″ x 26.37″
Min: 5.315″ x 8.859″
|Cover pile height||5.90″|
|Cover thickness||Coated: 104 to 348 gsm
Uncoated: 81.4 to 302 gsm
|Production Speed(s)||Up to 800 books/hr