Horizon BQ-470 – Four-clamp Perfect Binder

The Standard Horizon BQ-470 fully-automated Four-clamp Perfect Binder, with its state-of-the-art design and fully-automated set-up, is easy to operate with minimal operator training required. It produces up to 1,350 superior-quality perfect bound books per hour, with four clamps that travel on a vertical elliptical track. The BQ-470 binder’s 10.4” LCD touchscreen is used to provide stepper motor-controlled automation to the professional-quality mid-range binding market. The BQ-470 can bind books up to 2.5” thick, and interchangeable glue tanks support both EVA and PUR adhesives to meet varying customer requirements. The BQ-470 Perfect Binder fits a sweet spot in short-run professional-quality book production with full automation and touchscreen control. And the ability to swap in a PUR glue tank lets the BQ-470 serve an even wider range of applications, including digital color books.


Advantages at a glance

  • Fully automated set-up through the intuitive icon-based LCD touchscreen
  • Customer replaceable glue tank unit for both EVA hot-melt and PUR hot-melt adhesives to meet varying customer requirements
  • Simplified and accurate changeover to produce professionally finished books
  • Equipped with two large application rollers for strong, high-quality binds and a separate side glue tank for added flexibility
  • Space-saving design with front operation and front maintenance
  • Book binding up to 2.5” (65 mm) thickness
  • Easily operated by anyone in the bindery
  • Ergonomic sliding windows provide easy, safe access and a clear view of operations


Product Information

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Book Size Maximum: 12.59″ x 12.59″ (320 mm x 320 mm)
Book Size Minimum: 5.71″ x 4.14″ (145 mm x 105 mm)
Book Thickness: 0.040″ to 2.56″ (1 mm to 65 mm)
Cover Size Maximum: 12.59″ x 25.98″ (320 mm x 660 mm)
Cover Size Minimum: 5.32″ x 8.86″ (135 mm x 225 mm)
Cover Weight Range: Normal: 81.4 to 302.4 gsm | Coated: 104.7 to 348.9 gsm
Production Speed: EVA: Max 1,350 cycles/hr | PUR: Max 1,000 cycles/hr