Industrial bookbinders’ machines are used to bind books together. They are typically classified by the type of binding they create: case binding, perfect binding, and Smythbinding. Each has its own unique features that make it better suited for certain tasks. For example, case binding machines are best suited for creating hardcover books. They use a pressure sensitive adhesive to adhere the covers together. Perfect binding machines use a different type of adhesive that is heatable and allows for a more precise alignment of the pages. Smythbinding machines are best suited for making paperback books. They use a special thread called binder’s tape that is wound around the spine of the book.
Industrial bookbinders use machines that can be very dangerous. Injuries can occur when the machine is not properly maintained or when it is used incorrectly. There are a few main types of industrial bookbinders, and each type poses its own dangers.
One of the most common types of industrial bookbinder is the saddle-stitch machine. This machine uses thread to bind books together. The thread goes through the spine of the book and then around the covers. When the thread is tightened, it causes the covers to close up against each other, making a strong bond. However, this type of machine can be very dangerous if it’s not maintained properly. If the thread isn’t tightened enough, it can break free and cause injuries. Additionally, if the machine is used incorrectly, it can cause injury to the operator as well. For instance, if the operator doesn’t have proper gloves on, they could get injured when they touch the threading mechanism.
Another type of industrial bookbinder is the rotary press. This machine uses pressure to bind books together. It works much like a typewriter; you place paper in one end and press down on a movable drum to create the binding. Injuries occur when the user’s hand gets caught in the mechanism of the press and is pulled backwards. This can cause major damage to the hand and wrist, and often requires surgery to repair. If you are ever in doubt about whether or not a rotary press is safe for your project, always consult with an expert to ensure that your binding will be safe.
Another common type of machine used in bookbinding is the rotary cutter. This machine cuts the covers of books using a rotating blade. If the cover is too thick or too hard to cut, the cutter can easily slice through the spine of the book. Injuries caused by rotary cutters include lacerations and punctures in the flesh.
Another type of machine used in bookbinding is the presser foot. This machine applies pressure to the text block while it is being bound together. If the text block is not properly supported, this pressure can cause tears in the paper or even structural failure of the text block.
Keep these dangers in mind when using Bookbinders’ machines and be aware of your surroundings at all times. If you have been injured by a bookbinding machine, contact an attorney. Many times, the injuries that are caused by these machines can be severe and require extensive medical care. If you have any questions about your legal rights, please do not hesitate to contact an attorney.