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Rhin-O-Tuff Onyx HD7700 Module Speed Test
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This is a MyBinding speed test for the Onyx HD7700 in different configurations with different modules. This is real-time video footage of processing one ream of paper. The four different configurations are the HD7700 along with the APES 14 and the PAL-14, and the 7700 with just the APES 14, just the PAL-14, and just the Onyx HD7700 all by itself. Let's watch this in action. Each of these videos has the same operator operating in the same fashion with the same amount of paper. On the right-hand side, we see the Onyx HD7700 all by itself. The operator is picking packets the size he thinks is most efficient and running it through the machine. The punch works well and it is fast. Moving to the bottom left, we see the addition of the PAL-14. This Piks-a-Lift module allows the operator to pick up packets that are most efficient, not too many and not too few. Each time he punches, a new packet is ready for him to pick up. It is speeding up his overall productivity. On the top right of your screen, you see the punch in conjunction with the APES 14, the automatic paper ejector and stacker module. This configuration requires the operator to pick the most efficient packets. But then, once it's punched, they are ejected and stacked automatically. This speeds up the process as well. And finally, on square one, the top left, we see the total configuration of the HD7700 along with the PAL-14 and the APES 14. This picks the packet, punches the paper, ejects it, and stacks it all in one fluid motion. As you can tell, this ream is already completed at 56 seconds. A minute and 26 seconds marks our second place winner. And this is with the APES 14 added to the punch. And following just behind at a minute and 31 is the PAL-14 added to the HD7700 configuration. Rhin-O-Tuff has designed these module units to keep productivity easier and faster as the operator moves through his business day. And the Onyx HD7700 all by itself punches a whole ream at one minute and 56 seconds. And there you have it, the Onyx HD7700 with various module configurations. For more demos, reviews, and how-tos, check out MyBinding.com.
< Over the years, a number of customers have asked me whether they can use twin loop wire with their plastic comb binding machine. These customers often don’t want to have to buy a brand new machine but like the look and feel of twin loop wire binding. However, the answer to their question isn’t as simple as it seems. You see, they actually do make twin loop wire that is designed to work with the plastic comb binding hole pattern. With that said, if you want to use these wires you are going to need a way to close the wires. What is Spiral-O Wire?Let me explain a little bit more…There is a product that we carry called Spiral-O Wire. This wire has 19 loops and is designed to work with the hole pattern from a plastic comb binding machine. Spiral-O Wire is sometimes called Wire Combs or Ibico Wire and was originally designed for use with some of the older Ibico binding machines. A number of the older Ibico plastic comb binding machines also included a twin loop wire closer on the front of them to allow users to use both plastic combs and wire. This 19 loop wire was designed for this purpose.What Equipment is Needed? As the Ibico brand has been phased out by GBC and all of the older Ibico plastic binding machines have been replaced with new models, they no longer have the twin loop wire closer on the front of them. This presents a problem in trying to use these spiral-o wires since you can’t use the wires without a way to close them.One of the only options left is to purchase a Twin Loop wire closer. However, since twin loop wire closers are not incredibly cheap this option usually only appeals to users who have larger electric plastic comb binding machines. Otherwise, it is often advisable to simply buy a low end 3:1 pitch twin loop wire binding machine (the supplies are cheaper). This being said, if you have one of the older Ibico binding machines that has a wire closer included you are in luck. The Spiral-O binding supplies that we carry will work perfectly with your machine and you will be able to use both plastic combs and wire depending on your needs. These Spiral-O binding supplies are available in Black, Silver, White, Blue and Red and in sizes up to 1″ in diameter.If you aren’t sure what type of wire binding supplies that you need to work with your machine simply give us a call. Our trained sales representatives will be glad to help you find the correct supplies for use with your machine.(Read More)