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Challenge CMT 130 TC Book Trimmer

Challenge CMT 130 TC Book Trimmer

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Perfect binding has made great strides in recent years. Operators know how to use guillotines to trim books but that process is slow and labor intensive. Drawing on 129 years of cutting expertise, Challenge has designed the ultimate book trimming solution necessary for today's competitive marketplace – the Challenge CMT 130 TC Book Trimmer.

Challenge CMT 130TC Book Trimmer Product Details

The sturdy steel and cast-iron design of the CMT 130 TC Book Trimmer ensures years of trouble-free operation. Hydraulic clamping and cutting action provides strength to cut up to 2" (50.8mm) thick books without hesitation. Standard features such as UHMW gib surfaces, composite bushings, and stepper motor technology require virtually zero maintenance.

The industry-exclusive modularity of the CMT 130 TC Book Trimmer provides added possibilities for future growth within your organization. The system can be configured as a hand-feed off-line trimmer for entry level cost-effective book finishing. The high-capacity feeder permits up to 35.5" / 90 cm of books to be stacked and automatically fed into the trimmer. Therefore, you can load a large pile of books and let them run unattended.

Book Feeding and Delivery Options

The vertical stacker allows up to 24" / 61 cm of books to be delivered. When these two items are combined, this near-line trimming solution permits the perfect binder operator to also feed and collect product from the CMT 130 TC solution. The CMT 130 TC can also be configured for in-line trimming by adding an in-feed conveyor and cooling tower to the system - giving the trimmer the ability to receive books directly from the perfect binder OR from the book pile feeder. The CMT 130TC system is ultimately flexible to meet your book trimming needs!

The intuitive 10.5" color touch screen controller provides a clear clean image of the trimming system. Automatic starting book size detection simplifies the required job parameters making job entry quick and easy. Swift size changes occur in approximately 10 seconds with no tools required!

Standard barcode reading capability maximizes the efficiency of the process enabling the change-over between book jobs to be fully automated. No other book trimming system in the market can match the capabilities of the CMT 130TC system!

Challenge CMT 130TC Book Trimmer Features

  • Trim up to 2” / 50.8 mm thick perfect-bound books
  • 10.5” Color Touch screen controller with graphical display of the system with live book location
  • Fully-automated size change in under 10 seconds with no tools required
  • Modular design – can be configured off-line, near-line, or in-line at any time Integrated bar code reader automates size changes between jobs
  • Process up to 200 books per hour – single book mode
  • Process up to 500 books per hour – optional multiple-book mode
  • Covered under United States Patent Numbers: 5,694,823 and 6,799,497
  • Manufactured in Michigan - USA

CMT 130TC Book Trimmer Specifications

Starting Book Size Maximum (spine length x book width) 13" x 9.5" / 330 mm x 241 mm
Starting Book Size Minimum (spine length x book width) 5.82" x 4" / 148 mm x 102 mm
Maximum Book Thickness 2" / 51 mm
Minimum Trim - All Sides .100" (2.5 mm)
Maximum Trim - Face 5.5" / 140 mm
Throughput (Multi Book) Up to 500 books per hour
Throughput (Single Book) Up to 200 books per hour
Memory 99 Book Jobs
Set-up Time for Book Size Change < 10 Seconds


CMT 130TC Book Trimmer Dimensions

Overall Height 62" / 157 cm
Overall Width (base machine only) 52" / 132 cm
Overall Length (base machine only) 57" / 145 cm
Net Weight (base machine only, approximate) 1,500 lbs / 680 kg
Shipping Weight (approximate) 1,800 lbs / 816 kg


CMT 130TC Book Trimmer Electrical

Power option 1 60 Hz, AC, 3 Phase 208/230 Volts, 20 Amps(service size 30 Amps)
Power option 2 50 Hz, AC, 3 Phase 380/415 Volts, 16.5 Amps(service size 20 Amps)
Power option 3 50 Hz, AC, 3 Phase 200-208 Volts, 20 Amps(service size 30 Amps)

CMT 130TC Book Trimmer Compressed Air Information

Air requirement 90 PSI (620 kPa) / 6 BAR, regulated, dry, non-lubricated compressed air
Air Minimum 5 CFM at 90 PSI (141 LPM at 620 kPa)
Air quality standard requirement ISO 8573.1 Class 2.4.2 (solids < 1 micron, pressure dew point < 38°F @100psig, oil content < 0.08 ppm
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT WARRANTY Failure to use dry, non-lubricated compressed air that meets or exceeds the above requirements may cause damage to the machine and will result in THE WARRANTY BEING VOIDED.
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