Skyline Bookbinders

25-05-2016
Skyline productivity reaches new heights following asterPRO 52 automatic sewing machine buy

Skyline Bookbinders

Skyline Bookbinders, based in Dorking (UK), offers case-binding and a range of manufacturing products, specialising in quick turnaround service from short-run trade folding through to bulk order A3 hardback books.
Paul Quinn, Skyline managing executive, said: “As a trade binder we need to be flexible. We pride ourselves on being able to produce virtually anything that customers want finishing”.
asterPRO 52 was supplied by Kolbus UK, Meccanotecnica’s representative in the UK and Ireland.

CHALLENGE
To produce sewn products from multiple books as small as 120 x 75 mm up to untrimmed A3 sized products.

RESULTS
The solution will put jobs through 20% faster than the previous machine, handling a broader range of sewn books. The fast makeready it will help maintain Skyline speed of turnaround while delivering a top quality product.

SOLUTION
asterPRO 52 automatic sewing machine.


asterPRO is the SOLUTION for layflat book production when excellence is a must.
This solution offers the size of 440 x 320 mm with asterPRO and of 520 x 320 mm with asterPRO 52. The sewing speed reaches 12.000 cycles per hour for both versions.
asterPRO is a full option unit, from the new active thread cutter and new conic punch needles, to the new accelerator’s speed adjustment for each signature - meaning that the signature handling is customized as never before in order to get a perfectly sewn book block.