Meccanotecnica S.p.A.

Via Casale, 16, 24060 Torre de Roveri (BG)
Italy
Telephone +39 035 585111
Fax +39 035 585195
info@meccatec.it

Location

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Contact

Stefano Formentini

Employee
Marketing, sales, advertising, PR

Via Casale, 16
24060 Torre de Roveri (Bg), Italy

Phone
+39035585233

Fax
+39035585195

Email
formentinis@meccatec.it

Enrico Merati

Employee
Manufacturing, production

Via Casale, 16
24060 Torre de Roveri (Bg), Italy

Phone
+39035585226

Fax
+39035585195

Email
meratie@meccatec.it

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 03  postpress/converting/packaging
  • 03.01  Bookbinding machines and print finishing machines
  • 03.01.135  Book-on-demand systems
  • 03  postpress/converting/packaging
  • 03.01  Bookbinding machines and print finishing machines
  • 03.01.145  Book block feeders

Book block feeders

  • 03  postpress/converting/packaging
  • 03.01  Bookbinding machines and print finishing machines
  • 03.01.175  Book manufacturing lines
  • 03  postpress/converting/packaging
  • 03.01  Bookbinding machines and print finishing machines
  • 03.01.215  Thread sewing machines
  • 03  postpress/converting/packaging
  • 03.01  Bookbinding machines and print finishing machines
  • 03.01.235  Perfect binding machines

Perfect binding machines

  • 03  postpress/converting/packaging
  • 03.03  finishing
  • 03.03.030  Bar code systems

Our products

Product category: Book-on-demand systems

LEGOR-ASTER

The Legor-aster system allows to build sewn book blocks from web printed signatures; it works in line with the press just after the folding station. The unit is suitable for medium to high speed presses and delivers high quality sewn books.

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Product category: Book-on-demand systems

INLINE

THE SOLUTION FOR BOOK PRODUCTION WHEN MULTIFUNCTIONALITY IS A MUST

INLINE is Meccanotecnica new multifunctional and modular book finishing line.

This unit enables multiple forms of finishing for hard or soft cover books, handling either sewn or perfect bound blocks.

Thanks to its modular construction, the line features consecutive units, chosen in any combination according to the end-user requirements:

- IN-FEED STATION, to load sewn books;

- NIPPING STATION, to press the book spine;

- END PAPERING STATION, to feed end-sheets;

- INLINE BACK GLUING, to apply the glue to the spine and to the sides;

- LINING UNIT, to apply the lining;

- COVER FEEDER UNIT, to feed soft-covers;

- HAND-FEED STATION & MILLING UNIT, for loose sheets/signatures feeding and perfect binding;

- LAY DOWN STATION, to efficiently unload book blocks.

 

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Product category: Book-on-demand systems

Universe Sewing SHEET-FED

THE SOLUTION FOR DIGITAL BOOK PRODUCTION WHEN QUALITY IS A MUST

The new Universe Sewing SHEET-FED, automatic book folding and sewing machine, features higher performance and a more functional and ergonomic design.

The sheet feeding speed reaches up to 500 A4 sheets/min. while the sewing speed up to 10.000 cycles/h (with signature feeder).

Universe Sewing performs four processes:

- sheet feeding

- scoring and folding

- collating

- sewing

This solution allows cost-effective binding of short runs and guarantees the production of high quality books

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Product category: Book block feeders

FIDO

THE SOLUTION FOR AUTOMATIC, HIGH-PERFORMANCE BOOK LOADING

Meccanotecnica, world leader of sewing equipment, designed and developed FIDO – book block feeder - for loading thread bound book to perfect binder or hard cover finishing line.

This very compact unit features unmatched high performance and a very large hopper. Thanks to its three meter long slip-torque conveyor, loading is comfortably and easily achieved by just one operator. The book piles are gently forwarded to the loading station where extracting rollers separate the blocks, ensuring the proper feeding to the finishing line.

 

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Product category: Book manufacturing lines

Uniplex

THE SOLUTION FOR QUICK BOOK PRODUCTION WHEN OUTPUT IS A MUST

Uniplex is the quickest line on the market, ideally suited for any production, particularly: diaries, children books, annual reports, cook books and yearbooks.

The line is a combination of gathering modules, MX4 or MX4/52 connected to an asterTOP, an asterPRO or an asterPRO/52.

Speed and Automation

Thanks to a record speed of 18.000 cycles/h in combination with asterTOP, UNIPLEX provides an efficient way of producing sewn books.

The solution minimizes production costs by eliminating the intermediate handling and the non-productive processes as storage and transport of gathered signatures.

In a compact configuration, Uniplex is operated by just one person.

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Product category: Book manufacturing lines

Multiplex SA

THE SOLUTION FOR BOOK PRODUCTION WHEN OUTPUT AND EFFICIENCY ARE THE MUST

The MULTIPLEX SA gathering and sewing line provides the most efficient way of producing sewn books.

The solution minimizes production costs by eliminating the intermediate handling and the non-productive processes as storage and transport of gathered signatures.

In an average configuration Multiplex is run by just two operators.

In combination with asterTOP, thanks to a record speed of 18.000 cycles/h for each sewing unit, Multiplex provides unmatched output performance.

The line consists of one MX4 or MX4/52 gathering machine and up to three ASTER book sewing machines, either asterTOP, asterPRO or asterPRO/52.

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Product category: Book manufacturing lines

MAGIX AUTOMATIC GATHERING AND SEWING LINE

The Magix gathering and sewing line enables sewing automation on a large scale connecting a gathering machine to up to 5 Aster sewing machines with automatic loading and unloading.

So many sewing machines enable the Magix line to produce enough book blocks per minute to make a direct connection with a book finishing line economically viable.

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Product category: Book manufacturing lines

Inline

THE SOLUTION FOR BOOK PRODUCTION WHEN MULTIFUNCTIONALITY IS A MUST

INLINE is Meccanotecnica new multifunctional and modular book finishing line.

This unit enables multiple forms of finishing for hard or soft cover books, handling either sewn or perfect bound blocks.

Thanks to its modular construction, the line features consecutive units, chosen in any combination according to the end-user requirements:

- IN-FEED STATION, to load sewn books;

- NIPPING STATION, to press the book spine;

- END PAPERING STATION, to feed end-sheets;

- INLINE BACK GLUING, to apply the glue to the spine and to the sides;

- LINING UNIT, to apply the lining;

- COVER FEEDER UNIT, to feed soft-covers;

- HAND-FEED STATION & MILLING UNIT, for loose sheets/signatures feeding and perfect binding;

- LAY DOWN STATION, to efficiently unload book blocks.

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Product category: Thread sewing machines

asterTOP

THE SOLUTION FOR LAYFLAT BOOKS WHEN SPEED IS A MUST

asterTOP has shattered any speed record with its 18.000 cycles/h. It is the ideal solution when top output is a “must”. Perfect for high performance gathering and sewing lines.

asterTOP features three cam boxes: two for the sewing and one for the feeder. These devices minimize vibrations and maintenance despite high output speed.

The secret of this model is increasing the speed by lowering paper stress. This has been achieved thanks to a new driving system, a new feeder squaring station and particularly by lowering the feeder speed and reducing the head register transfer.

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Product category: Thread sewing machines

asterPRO

THE SOLUTION FOR LAYFLAT BOOKS WHEN EXCELLENCE IS A MUST

Excellence is what professionals are firmly keeping in mind and this has been the goal while designing the unit.

asterPRO incorporates all the cutting-edge technology for automatic book sewing.

This is MECCANOTECNICA’s most complete machine, its flagship unit; the perfect balance between automation and precision, speed and reliability, therefore the ideal solution for all production needs.

asterPRO offers the size of 440 mm and of 520 mm (with asterPRO/52) and speed up to 12.000 cycles/h for both versions.

It 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.

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Product category: Thread sewing machines

asterBIG

THE SOLUTION FOR OVERSIZE BOOKS

asterBIG is Meccanotecnica’s book sewing unit for oversize books. It handles a wide range of signature sizes and paper types. Its extreme versatility allows binders to produce various kinds of books, from small note-books (150x120 mm) to large-sized artbooks (520x440 mm).

This fully-automatic machine is ideally suited for cost-effective production of high quality and valuable products.

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Product category: Thread sewing machines

UNIVERSE SEWING WEB-FED

THE SOLUTION FOR DIGITAL BOOK PRODUCTION WHEN THE INTEGRATION OF THE PROCESSES IS A MUST

The new Universe Sewing WEB-FED, automatic book folding and sewing line, is the innovative Roll-to-Book solution of Meccanotecnica for sewing books directly from the roll.

The solution performs several processes all-in-one:

- unwinding

- cutting

- sheet buffering and feeding

- scoring and folding

- collating

- sewing

This is ideal for web digital printers or for offset printers who have the need to efficiently manage from short to long runs, avoiding non-productive steps such as: plating, folding, palletizing and gathering, especially for high signature-count books.

This solution allows cost-effective binding of any kind of runs and guarantees the production of high quality books.

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Product category: Thread sewing machines

asterEVO

THE SOLUTION FOR LAY FLAT BOOK PRODUCTION WITH DEMANDING QUALITY REQUIREMENTS

asterEVO is a compact book sewing machine offering high performance and the top engineering quality of the aster range. Several solutions already appreciated on the high range models have been applied to asterEVO in order to obtain maximum reliability and efficiency.

features:

asterEVO features a running top speed of 12.000 cycles/h and design that incorporates the latest solutions able to fulfill demanding quality requirements. The front guard automatically slides open making the operation overview extremely user friendly.

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Product category: Thread sewing machines

asterEL

THE SOLUTION FOR LAY FLAT BOOK PRODUCTION WITHIN REACH OF A WIDER RANGE OF CUSTOMERS

The newest Entry Level Model, asterEL, offers the same basic features and engineering quality found on larger models of the aster range.

With the release of this solution, Meccanotecnica brings top technology within reach of a wider range of customers than ever.

With a running top speed of 10.000 cycles/h, asterEL is the quickest Entry Level model, the most competitive in terms of operating costs and energy efficiency and it has set a new standard in the market.

features:
The asterEL features an extraordinary compact design, with loading and unloading station only 1 meter apart. Ergonomics and just one safety front cover allow simple operation and easy access to the machine.

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Product category: Thread sewing machines

Universe Sewing SHEET-FED

THE SOLUTION FOR DIGITAL BOOK PRODUCTION WHEN QUALITY IS A MUST

The new Universe Sewing SHEET-FED, automatic book folding and sewing machine, features higher performance and a more functional and ergonomic design.

The sheet feeding speed reaches up to 500 A4 sheets/min. while the sewing speed up to 10.000 cycles/h (with signature feeder).

Universe Sewing performs four processes:

- sheet feeding

- scoring and folding

- collating

- sewing

This solution allows cost-effective binding of short runs and guarantees the production of high quality books

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Product category: Perfect binding machines

Inline

THE SOLUTION FOR BOOK PRODUCTION WHEN MULTIFUNCTIONALITY IS A MUST

INLINE is Meccanotecnica new multifunctional and modular book finishing line.

This unit enables multiple forms of finishing for hard or soft cover books, handling either sewn or perfect bound blocks.

Thanks to its modular construction, the line features consecutive units, chosen in any combination according to the end-user requirements:

- IN-FEED STATION, to load sewn books;

- NIPPING STATION, to press the book spine;

- END PAPERING STATION, to feed end-sheets;

- INLINE BACK GLUING, to apply the glue to the spine and to the sides;

- LINING UNIT, to apply the lining;

- COVER FEEDER UNIT, to feed soft-covers;

- HAND-FEED STATION & MILLING UNIT, for loose sheets/signatures feeding and perfect binding;

- LAY DOWN STATION, to efficiently unload book blocks.

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Product category: Bar code systems

GigaLynx Signature recognition System for bookbinding machin

The GigaLynx™ is the original artificial vision system entirely developed by Meccanotecnica. Its purpose is to check the correct sequence of signatures and adequately filter the most common problems such as, slight rotation, folding imperfections, and paper creases.

The GigaLynx can perform both image and bar code recognition ensuring maximum flexibility and reliability in quality control.

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About us

Company details

Meccanotecnica Group, founded in Bergamo, Italy, in 1964, is the World’s leading manufacturer of automatic book sewing equipment and lines for high quality book finishing.


The Group is globally well-known in the traditional print finishing market thanks to the ASTER range of book sewing solutions.


The ASTER range is capable of satisfying all production needs, providing our customers with the best all-around package in the business: technology-driven solutions, reliable machines, quick service and the highest level of personalization.


Based on this solid experience and know how, the company in the late ’90s, once again anticipated the market with its solutions for high quality digital print finishing.


With the new UNIVERSE Sewing, the quick turnaround times of digital printers are matched with rapid, high quality book production, making this the perfect solution for book-on-demand, self-publishing, re-prints and personalized books.

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Company data

Sales volume

10-49 Mio US $

Export content

> 75%

Number of employees

100-499

Foundation

1964

Area of business

postpress/ converting/ packaging