The Smasher is a self-adjusting hydraulic building in machine. Designed for forming in the the joints and "pressing-in" a hard cover on a book block after it has been "built-in". The heated joint irons aid in forming the joint by reactivating the adhesive in the joint area and softening hard cover materials such as library buckram and film laminates. The Smasher has an adjustable dwell timer that controls how long the book remains under pressure. The heated joint irons have a thermostat for varying the degree of temperature.
Step 1 - The operator places the cased-in book into the Smasher and steps on a foot petal to find the joint area of the book.
Step 2 - The operator uses a foot pedal to find the joint area then activates the hydraulic clamping pressure.
Step 3 - The book is clamped between two steel platens and the joint area is pressed with heated irons that help form the joint. This enables the operator to accurately find the joint area of the book. After locating the joint area, two buttons are depressed that activate the hydraulic system that raises the bottom steel platen and clamps the book with 20,000 pounds of pressure.
Easy to operate controls.
Dual button operation insures operator safety.
Ten tons of hydraulic pressure produces highly compressed books
Adjustable dwell timer controls the amount of time the book remains under pressure.
Thermostat control for heated joint irons aid in forming a perfect joint.
Produce 150 to 240 books per hour.
Maximum Book Size: Smasher - 11" x 14" x 4" / Smasher XXL - 18" x 18" x 4"