What we like is the ease of operation and set up. The machine is what I call an open system, a machine where it is easy to see how it operates and easy to locate all the functions.
We’re getting 650 books per hour on The Coilmaster and we’re loving it. We have 250,000 books to do in the next two months and instead of dreading this job like we used to, we now say: Bring it on.
In-line coil forming and inserting is the most important feature for us on the Coilmaster. Buying and waiting for plastic coil proved to be a hardship. We can now optimize our production time, turning around multiple jobs more quickly.
We tried another automatic coil machine and it failed to perform. We bought a Coilmaster System and after it validated our decision, we bought two more systems. This machine gave us the production speeds we were looking for.
Primarily we bind thick books here, between 20 and 30 mm. The machine does a great job on thick books. We run the Sterling® Coilmaster almost two shifts a day and on 25mm books we average 250 books an hour. That sure beats getting 50 books an hour as we used to do by hand. Getting the job out the door is tough enough without having to have your coil shipped in by next day air from across the country. Besides, making your own coil saves you over 50% in plastic. I love The Sterling Coilmaster®.
We contacted SPIEL ASSOCIATES when we were quoting on a 300,000 run of really thick books. First it came in calling for a 32mm coil and the customer kept adding pages. It jumped to a 34, then 36, then finally, a 38mm coil. SPIEL was behind us all the way, modifying their Coilmaster® to go thicker and thicker.
We’re now binding 480 books per hour with 38mm coils. I don’t think we would have taken the job if we didn’t have the Coilmaster here. It does the job.