How do I know if I need a modular binding punch machine?

posted this on Jul 6, 2015

Does your organization do a lot of two hole and three hole punching? Over the years, I have talked to a few customers who do massive amounts of this type of punching. One hospital that I spoke to would punch more than ten thousand sheets of paper every day. They were punching all of the paper work and doctors orders for charts and files. Obviously, they didn’t want to use a small desktop hole punch for their documents. However, finding a punch to handle that type of volume isn’t easy.

Most two hole and three hole punches available on the market are designed for occasional light usage. They are ideal for an office that needs to punch a few items to put into a ring binder. However, these punches are not able to handle the volume of punching required for certain applications. For organizations that need to do lots of this type of punching, a modular binding punch is ideal. Here are four reasons why: 

  1. A modular interchangeable die binding punch can be used for punching multiple different hole patterns. You can use the punch for 3-hole punching, 2-hole punching and for punching different binding patterns. For larger organizations, this is ideal since it provides a single easy to use solution for all your punching needs.
  2. No punch available on the market will be faster than a heavy duty modular binding punch. Some modular punches are rated to punch more than 50 sheets per lift. Considering that each lift can take just seconds to punch, a modular punch can handle huge volumes of paper in a very short period of time. Larger modular binding punches can punch a stack of paper in less than one second. Many electric desktop hole punches can take ten seconds or more to punch your documents.
  3. Users who plan on punching large volumes of paper will eventually wear out the dies on their punch. This is true for any type of punch. However, with a modular binding punch it is simple and quick to replace the punching dies. Plus, the dies used in a modular binding punch will last longer than most standard dies. This helps to reduce down time and increases productivity.
  4. Most modular binding punches include a foot pedal that makes punching easier than ever. There is not button to push, no handle to pull and certainly no lever to push. You can firmly hold the pages with both hands while you punch the document. This makes it easier than ever to punch the pages and reduces the chances for repetitive motion injuries.
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