Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Binding machines: Ideal for preventing all paper handling problems

Binding Machines
As the name suggests, binding machines are used to bind multiple pages together. Everyone of us would be aware or would have faced certain situations in the past when it was difficult to handle and even store innumerable number of pages together, resulting in irritating and sometimes distressing situations such as misplacement of pages etc. Binding machines ensure the prevention of such situations. Along with being used by countless number of firms, people and other entities across the world for binding, these machines are also used for other purposes such as cutting, holing, pressing and punching of pages.

Binding machines come in various types, with different specifications and in sizes ranging from small and portable to big and stationery. Some notable examples of these machines are comb binding systems, comb binding machines, strip binding systems, glue binding machines, thermal binding cover, binding ring and many more.

Types of binding machines according to their working principle:

  • Manual binding machines – Ideal if the binding requirement is restricted to only a few projects and the number of pages to bind is not very high. To operate these, the user has to pull down on a lever, thus punching holes in the paper
  • Electric binding machines – Ideal if the volume of materials to be bound is very large. To operate these, the user has to press down on a foot pedal

Types of binding wires that are generally used with binding machines:
  • 2:1 binding wires – To summarize, this simply means that the wires will basically be threading through 2 holes per inch of a document. These are ideal for instances where the total number of sheets is high
  • 3:1 binding wires – As the name suggests, the wires will be threading through 3 holes per inch of a document. In comparison to 2:1 binding wires, the looped wires will be spaced more closely.
  • 4:1 binding wires – Also known as binding coils, using these means that the wires will be threading through 4 holes per inch of a document. Using these also means that the looped wires will be placed the closest, ensuring a much tighter binding
Uses and advantages of binding machines in a workplace:
  • Binding machines are essential for any workplace. These allow for easy arranging of documents and thus prevent any misplacement of important papers
  • Presentations and reviews are common in any work environment. If the documents are scattered, it looks very messy and makes the whole work much tougher. Arranging the presentation and review papers in an organized manner makes the work of a presenter much much easier
  • These machines are also ideal for properly arranging papers that have to preserved for future references
  • Brochures, advertising materials are essential for all companies. These machines are perfect for putting them in a proper format before being used.
  • Binding machines can also be used to arrange discarded papers so that they can be recycled later