- Quick size adjustment for fast wire diameter set up
- Integrated ring wire hanging device for comfortable working
- Binds up to 340 sheets
- Fast and consistent bind cycle from the first to the last document every time
- Binds the largest diameter 1 1/2“ (38 mm) twin loop wire
- Automatic protection safety switch
- Parallel adjustment guarantees a perfect bind every time
|Pitch||4:1, 3:1 & 2:1|
|Binding thickness||1 - 34 mm|
|Min. binding width||10 mm|
|Max. binding width||500 mm|
|Min. unbound edge||65 mm|
|Max. unbound edge||600 mm|
|No. of books output per hr||400|
|No. of calendars output per hr||250|
|Time required for diameter change||20 s|
|Format change without diameter||-|
|Machine dimensions L x W x H||530 x 650 x 230 mm|
Renz ECL 500 Electric Ring Wire Closer Review
Do you work with a lot of wide-format documents? Do you like the look and feel of wire binding? If so, you should consider the Renz ECL 500 Electric Ring Wire Closer. Let's take a look at this device so you can see what it has to offer.
Binding width and capacity. The ECL 500 has a very impressive binding width of 19.7 inches which is equivalent to 50 centimeters. Because of its incredible width, you can use this device for both large and small documents, including those printed on tabloid-sized paper that measures 11 x17". Also, this device is pretty fast. When you use it, it will be possible to bind up to 400 books in just one hour.
Wire compatibility. This machine is compatible with just about any type of wire spine you could want to use including Spiral-O and twin-loop supplies. You can use both 2:1 and 3:1 pitch supplies in any size. So whether your document is thin and you need a 3/16" spine or your book calls for a large 1-1/2" one, you'll be able to use this machine to close it. Also, you can use calendar hangers with this device. Not all closers have this feature.
Safety features. Safety is always an important consideration when you're working with any type of machinery. The ECL 500 is a very safe device to use because it has an integrated safety circuit that keeps your fingers free from cuts and other injuries.
Size and construction. This is one of the larger wire closers available. With dimensions of 21" (length) x 25" (width) x 8" (height), this machine will take up a fair amount of room so it's not ideal for cramped workspaces. The ECL 500 weighs almost 90 pounds, so you'll need to be very careful when moving it. Also, this machine has all-metal construction which makes it extremely durable and perfect for use in high output environments such as copy rooms and print shops.
Ease of use. The ECL 500 is very easy to use, even if you've never used this type of device. It only takes a few seconds to adjust the settings so you can work with spines of different sizes. All you need to do is turn the knob on the right side of the device. Also, this machine comes with a foot pedal that will help you get your work done faster because your hands will remain free.
Finally, you should note that that while the ECL 500 is compatible with almost every wire spine available, you cannot use other binding elements with it such as plastic combs and color coils. Also, this is a standalone device. It doesn't have a paper punch, so you'll need to use another machine to prepare your documents. (Using pre-punched paper is another option. It will also help you save some time.)
Overall, the Renz ECL 500 is an excellent choice if you frequently work with wide-format documents and need a wire closer. It's binding width is excellent and it's great you can use the full range of wire binding elements. If this sounds like the machine for you, be sure to take a look at it today.