PowerSquare™ 160

An open-architecture, complete booklet making system that staples, folds, forms and trims in a single pass to produce added value SquareBack™ books.

The all NEW Watkiss PowerSquare™ 160 meets the needs of mid to high volume printers, capable of producing 8.5” x 11” landscape books. The machine is configured with one or two precise and reliable vacuum feeders, each with a 6” capacity. OMR is standard, with optional barcode readers. Finishing your print jobs offline gives flexibility in your workflow and handles the output from multiple digital engines.

The PowerSquare™ 160 is a modular open-architecture system that is flexible and versatile: it lets you produce booklets from a wide range of sheet sizes and materials, including A4 landscape format and heavy cover stocks. With optional accessories for full bleed trimming and book stacking, enabling you to increase productivity and efficiency.


Hand feeding

Hand feeding is often the most practical solution for low volume digital printed jobs, where ease of set-up and flexible media sizes are important. Book quality is never a compromise with the fully featured Hand feed PowerSquare™ 160. This model is designed with an easy upgrade path to add feeders or operate inline to your printer.


PowerSquare Book Stacker

The PowerSquare Book Stacker (PBS) delivers huge efficiency gains by allowing the Watkiss PowerSquare to run, unattended, for extended periods.

The PBS stacks the finished books vertically which is extremely space efficient; and it requires very little additional floor space. With a capacity of 930mm, it can run for up to an hour without operator intervention. The stacker can be unloaded on-­the-­run and accommodates different sized books without adjustment to give uninterrupted production.

The PBS complements the PowerSquare’s capability for thick books and high volume production by streamlining the entire operation. The operator can set the machine running and simply walk away.


PowerSquare Two-­Knife Trimmer

The PowerSquare Two-­Knife Trimmer (P2T) is a compact module that completes the booklet making process by trimming the top and bottom edges of the book. It provides a professional solution for full-­bleed printed work, especially important for colour printed applications.

Fully automated from the PowerSquare’s user interface, up to 40mm can be trimmed from each end of the book, and the trim position can be offset to match the image position. All trimmings are transported outside the machine to a high capacity external waste box, allowing continuous operation.

Production

Input sheet size (Min)
200 x 200 mm / 7.87" x 7.87"
Input sheet size (Max)
370 x 620 mm / 14.5" x 24.4"
Paper weight (Min)
60 gsm / 16 lb Bond
Paper weight (Max)
400 gsm / 150 lb Cover
Book thickness (Min)
1 sheet folded / 2 sheets stitched and folded
Book thickness (Max)
8mm (approx. 160 pages @80 gsm)

Stapling

Staples per booklet
2
Staples per cartridge
5000

Trimming

Face trim (Max)
28 mm / 1.1"
Trimmed booklet size (Min)
78 mm / 3.07"

Stacking

Output conveyor capacity
20 booklets
Book Stacker capacity (Optional)
930 mm / 36.6"