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Rhin O Tuff Onyx PAL 14 and PAL M added to Onyx HD7000 Demo
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Welcome to MyBinding video. These are the Rhin-O-Tuff's PAL-M and PAL-14 Piks-A-Lifts modules as they stand upon the Onxy HD7000 punch. Both machines are great standalone units with any punch system; however, stacking them on top of the machine makes things faster and space efficient. The manual version, the PAL-M, sits on top and, with a thumb push, delivers a new packet, perfect size for your punch. The efficiency is seen right here with a simple lift and a simple drop into the punch. The automated module, the PAL-14, also sits on top. Both machines can be bolted directly to the frame of the HD7000 using the MK2000 module mounting kit. Clamping it down not only keeps it in place but keeps your station from being moved around by other operators. The PAL-14 has a capacity of three reams of paper. Press the reset button, the sensor comes down, senses the paper and makes its first lift. Again, it's the proximity that makes it efficient -- a simple lift, a drop and punch and you're on your way, punching through your entire project. It's perfect for very large productions. And those are the Onyx PAL-14 and PAL-M by Rhin-O-Tuff. 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)