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Swigraph AG/S.A.

Rosswiesstr. 29, 8608 Bubikon
Telephone +41 55 2432060
Fax +41 55 2432010


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H. Boyadjian

Executive board/managing director
Administration, personnel, training

Rosswiesstrasse 29, Postfach 128
8608 Bubikon, Switzerland

+41-55 2 43 20 60


Our range of products

Product categories

  • 03  postpress/converting/packaging
  • 03.01  Bookbinding machines and print finishing machines
  • 03.01.055  Index tabs cutting machines

Index tabs cutting machines

  • 03  postpress/converting/packaging
  • 03.01  Bookbinding machines and print finishing machines
  • 03.01.290  Single-sheet binding machines

Single-sheet binding machines

  • 03  postpress/converting/packaging
  • 03.01  Bookbinding machines and print finishing machines
  • 03.01.300  Wire binding machines
  • 03  postpress/converting/packaging
  • 03.01  Bookbinding machines and print finishing machines
  • 03.01.315  Plastic binding machines

Plastic binding machines

  • 03  postpress/converting/packaging
  • 03.01  Bookbinding machines and print finishing machines
  • 03.01.375  Automatic die-cutters

Automatic die-cutters

  • 03  postpress/converting/packaging
  • 03.01  Bookbinding machines and print finishing machines
  • 03.01.420  Laminating machines

Laminating machines

Our products

Product category: Index tabs cutting machines


A semi-automatic machine, but with an automatic cycle that cuts, rounds corners and positions the polyester foil (off a 600 m roll), then immediately seals the thus positioned TAB. I.e. when the sheet is presented to the machine, the TAB is automatically sealed at the pre-set location.

This unit’s performance of approx. 300'000 to 320'000 tabs per month (1 shift, 5 days week), which is sufficient for smaller, limited European editions.

With the SWI-TAB it is possible to reinforce TAB lengths of 20 to 120 mm – infinitely variable – without productivity restrictions. Rolls of 600 meters, are available in a large assortment of colours! With such rolls it is possible to produce from one reel minimum 15'000 pieces of standard TABS, each of 40 mm. So normally, one reel is sufficient for more then a day’s production. The machine has separate top and bottom thermostats to accomodate papers with different surfaces.

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Product category: Index tabs cutting machines


To cut different TAB shapes & lengths SWIGRAPH offers a number of heavy-duty industrial machines.

With our TAB-CUT it is possible to produce TABs cut on one or both sides – according to the needs of the user. These changes of size are very simple, as one pair of knives glides in ist railing to the wished size. The client can also produce several shapes of TABs, provided such knives are ordered. Exchange sets of knives are always available!

SWIGRAPH has been making knives to cut and punch dies for „ALL“ punching machine brands for years! Therefore it is possible to purchase directly from us (one single supplier) either a complete installation for reinforcing, machines for cutting TABs, or dies only for a TAB cutting machine you may already own.

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Product category: Wire binding machines

Jig-Up Models I, II & III

This Spiral-Former is „independent“ of pitch!

i.e.: you can make spirals on it in ANY pitch, one after the other…, WITHOUT having to change anything on the machine, except the forming-head (to the given diameter / pitch of you choice)

We use herefor our standard R6-Spiral heads + a fine pitch adjusting component, also from our R6. Thus you ALWAYS receive from our JIG-UP constant, even shaped and uniform spirals. These spirals then consequently enter the pre-punched sheets easily too!

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Product category: Wire binding machines


R7 „hybride“ – a new concept!

High performance automatic binder for PVC-coils and metal wires in one single machine!

This machine is operated by only one single person.

With PVC-filaments and in auto-modus R7 „hybride“ binds with coils up to 25mm Ø aprox. 500 booklets/hour. In case of smaller diameters (i.e. 16 mm) some customers in USA regularly bind 500-600 booklets/ hour with this machine today.

The „hybride“ model of R7 can also bind with metal wires. For this application the bookbinder needs a kit, that can easily be mounted on top of the R7. With such an adapter the machine forms and binds metal spirals itself up to 32 mm Ø. This combination in auto-modus is also operated by a single person!

For PVC-coils SWIGRAPH can supply an In-Line adapter that enables a fully automatic connection of the SWI-50 PVC-Former to the R8-PVC Auto-Binder.

SWIGRAPH can supply such production lines at a very attractive price-performance relationship. In view of such unique features, well known european and american companies have adopted this modular unit R7 or R8-PVC.

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Product category: Wire binding machines

R6 Metall / Eco & Hooky

Automatic Spiral binder (for nylon-coated or galvanised wires 0,8 – 1,6mm Ø). Spiral-range:

6 to 30 mm Ø (1/4″ to 1 3/16″). Inner diameters up to 45 mm (1 1/2″) Ø are possible with model ′AL′ ! This machine has been proven world-wide for many years, and is based on solid, reliable, precise spiral formers and a rotating & driven 3-roller force-feeding system that guarantees a spiral entry in the perforated holes of the sheets with utmost regularity. R6 comes equipped with 2 tempered knives for automatic cutting/ simultaneous bending of the 2 spiral ends. Max. working width is: 570 mm (22 7/8″) or 440mm (17 1/3”) with unlimited sheet lengths. Productivity varies according to book-diameter, installed ejection options and dexterity of operator. It’s output reaches over 600 pcs./hr (tested with A5 booklets & 16 mm diameter) with a single operator.

Options: HOOKY®: (div. patents), our cost-efficient, automatic hanger-former (uses a central spiral-loop to form an integrated hanger); ABZ: pneumatic auto-ejection of bound calendars/booklets onto a conveyor belt towards the packing station in the back, and at wish Auto-Exit 180° turntable at exit.

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Product category: Plastic binding machines


The R8-Autobinder is composed of several modules, which work with “multi-length” PVC-coils. An Automatic PVC-coil binder for any pre-fab plastic spiral-coils of diameters 8 mm to 30 mm (5/16″ to 1 3/16″). Based on the same reliable R6-standard unit for metal wires, the R8-PVC uses pre-fabricated PVC-spirals (coils) which are automatically fed into the binder. This by using our multi-length continuous channel-feeder, for these lengths of spiral-coils. As Profi-In Line it is coupled directly with our SWI 50 coil-forming machine and its auto-feeder table.
Using coils of max. 1650 mm (65″) length in the channel-feeder, one achieves e.g. a yield of 7x “automatically bound” DIN A5 (8″) long spiralled booklets, coming from that single piece of coil. Booklets are also consecutively ejected on the exit-conveyor and transported to the packing station. Using this channel-feeder, the productivity for 120 sheets, DIN A5 (8”) sized bindings is around 500 pcs/hr. This increases substantially e.g. for smaller booklets and Ø’s, and also by using the auto-feeder directly In-Line from our SWI-50 forming-machine.

Since the market launch of the Profi-In-Line at DRUPA '08, the machine was continuously developed, which gives SWIGRAPH today a worldwide leading position concerning diameters as well as productivity per hour.

for a couple of years the unit will be available on request coupled with our Autofeeder D-Tangler Jr.“. Also for the end of 2009 it is planned to deliver for present customers also, a retro-fit module for the R8-PVC Profi In-Line, which will lead to an increase of productivity of approx. 85-90%. The investment of an additional 30-35% to the original Profi In-Line module is thus justified by the nearly doubled productivity, resulting in a very lucrative “price-performance” ratio.

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Product category: Plastic binding machines



Plastic Coil Former

This thermo-former for PVC-spiral/coil manufacturing provides independence and flexibility for your production schedules. With fast changeovers of only 5-6 minutes, SWI-50 can pruduce spiral coil diameters from 6 to 50 mm (¼“ – 2“), in all standard pitches (5 mm, 6 mm or 5:1“, 4:1“ and 3:1“) as well as „specials“ on request! Digital displays facilitate your controls at all times. The coils with a maximum length of 1650 mm and a minimum of 51 mm (2“), are formed from PVC-filament that we deliver in a wide variety of colours and thickness up to 3.5 mm.

Productivity varies according to the coil- and filament-diameter, e.g.:

10 seconds per 1 meter in 6 mm (= ¼“) Ø

to 33 sec. per 1 m in 32 mm (= 1 ¼“) Ø.

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SWIGRAPH AG develops and distributes semi-automatic & automatic punching and binding machines for producing calendars and brochures. The company holds licences for several patented calendar binding systems including: HOOKY ® - HANGY-MATIC ® and D-TANGLER . The first machines were delivered 1952 under the name REBA. In 1984 the patents and sales-rights were acquired by SWIGRAPH AG, which was established 1984 in CH-Mönchaltorf. By 1993 SWIGRAPH AG moved to their own localities in CH-8608 Bubikon, where they still have their domicile. Approx. 90 % of the machines and products manufactured by SWIGRAPH AG are exported. Today, the Binding Systems and patents of SWIGRAPH AG are in use in more than 31 countries all over the world.

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