Vietnam and South Korea customers boost their production capabilities with asterEL.
The new asterEL, automatic book sewing machine, is the ideal solution for bookbinders willing to produce high-quality thread sewn books with moderate investment and low operating costs. asterEL offers the same basic features and high engineering quality of the other models in the aster range.
With a running top speed of 10.000 cycles/h, asterEL is the quickest Entry Level model, the most competitive in terms of operating costs and energy efficiency and it has set a new standard in the market.
asterEL features the latest electronics and a new 15” touch screen monitor with a graphic and friendly user interface that makes the machine very easy to operate. GigaLynx Dual Control, available upon request, allows the reading of barcodes and images. The system, located at the in-feed, immediately identifies sequence errors. The unit features an extraordinary compact design with loading and unloading station only 1 meter apart, and a small footprint of just 4 sqm.
asterEL features a premium bookbinding technique – sewn books. Sewn books are known for high quality, resistance, and longevity. Thread sewing is a purely mechanical process not affected by inks, papers, or environmental conditions.
A new asterEL, book sewing machine, installed in Vietnam
Le Quang Loc is a printing and bookbinding company based in Ho Chi Minh City. The company recently organized an Open House to present the new asterEL to major publishers.
For more than 30 years, the company has been operating in the field of media printing and it is now proud to be one of the leading and prestigious industries in Vietnam. Le Quang Loc produces many publishing products: books, newspapers, magazines, catalogs, and brochures.
asterEL is the first automatic book sewing machine of the company. The decision to invest in this solution was driven by the need to efficiently produce high quality sewn book blocks to meet the demand of the publishers for high-end products. Before, the production was outsourced and produced on semi-automatic machines that were not able to guarantee the quality requested.
The solution was provided by Meccanotecnica’s local representative Ms. Thuy Huong Ngo of International Print & Pack Co. Ltd.
The asterEL installed in Woosung Binding
Woosung Binding is a bookbinding company specialized in the production of diaries and stationery, situated in the printing factory complex of Janghang, in the Republic of Korea. The company is a long-time customer of Meccanotecnica with two automatic book sewing machines: one Krisc and one aster 2000. To modernize their machinery inventory, Woosung decided to replace the old aster 2000 and invest in a brand new asterEL.
The company has cited the following reasons for deciding on this investment: ease of use; production speed and reliability; and the sequence control provided by its GigaLynx camera.
With asterEL, Woosung aims to reduce labour time while maintaining the high-end quality requested by the market. The solution was provided by Meccanotecnica’s local representative Mr. Cho of Bontech Co. Ltd.
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