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Rhin-O-Tuff Onyx PAL-M and PAL-14 added to OD4012 Punch Demo
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Welcome to MyBinding video. Let's take a look at the Onyx PAL-M and PAL-14 Piks-a-Lift modules working in tandem with the Onyx OD4012 punch by Rhin-O-Tuff. The PAL-M is a manual picker that picks packets of paper for you that are perfect for your size punch. Simply dial in the size pack you need, less or more, and make your punching most efficient. And since the entire module can sit on top of your punch, it makes your space also efficient, moving from one step to the other in a single movement. The PAL-M also works great as a standalone unit for two operators, but for one, it's all nice and neat right here. Using the MK2000 module mounting kit, you can mount this to any OD or HD Rhin-O-Tuff punch. Likewise with the PAL-14, it sits right on top of the punch and bolt right down and automatically picks lifts for you set for what you need for your machine. The sensors in this machine automatically pick the next packet for you while you make your punch. These Piks-a-Lift modules are built for efficiency. Combined with Rhin-o-Tuff's Onyx punches, it is unstoppable. And everything Onyx comes with a solid three-year warranty. 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)