Posts Tagged ‘Electric Staplers’

Quickly Staple Header Cards and Clamshell Packaging

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Staplex S-620N Double Header Electric StaplerAre you trying to staple blister packaging to cards, header cards to plastic bags or are you trying to seal clamshell packaging shut? One product our customers finding extremely useful is our line of electric staplers from Staplex. These American-made staplers feature some of the best quality / track records around and can be customized in the factory to meet your needs.

We recently had a customer come to us looking for a way to seal clamshell packaging shut. They needed to place a few staples in strategic locations to keep the packaging shut for shipping and retail purposes. After asking a few questions, and working with Staplex, we were able to find the right electric stapler for them.

The customer’s clamshell packaging comprised of 0.0235″ and 0.0135″ plastic layers. These two layers, once folded and around the product, needed to be stapled shut. This involved placing two staples on each side of the clamshell, requiring a stapler with dual stapling heads. Because such thick plastic was being used, they needed something with a little extra oomph. They ended up buying the Staplex S-620NRDFS with RLD thick wire long length staples. The thick wire staples ended up being able to easily penetrate the plastic and clinch shut.

This is one of the above mentioned clamshell packages that were stapled shut using the S-620N.

Clampshell Packaging Staplex Electric Stapler

The Staplex S-620N double header stapler (found here), available in over 8 different variations, uses 2 simultaneous stapling heads that act in unison. Variations include models with foot switches, machines designed for header cards, thick wire variations and more.

We offer a wide range of Staplex electric staplers (found here) that can be used for a wide variety of stapling purposes. This includes stapling plastic, corrugated cardboard, chipboard, packaging cards, header cards and much more.  Because these staplers are made in the USA, the build quality is excellent and parts / servicing is readily available.

We have decades of experience in electric staplers and would be more than happy to help you find an industrial / commercial electric stapler for your manufacturing needs. Please feel free to call one of our stapling experts at 1-800-658-8788. They will be able to answer your questions, provide you with custom quotes and put you on the right path towards reliable packaging equipment.

What Makes a Heavy-Duty Stack Paper Cutter?

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Stack Paper CuttersIf your business is making repeated cuts in excess of a few hundred sheets of paper at a time, throughout the day, you probably need what’s known as heavy-duty stack paper cutters. These are the stack paper cutters that practically run themselves. At ABC Office, we offer a wide variety of different models designed to cut and trim card stock, prints, cards, laminated material and much more.

Not every stack paper cutter can be categorized as heavy duty. While some of our manually operated stack paper cutters can cut a large volume of paper, they aren’t designed for repetitive cuts throughout the day. For something repetitive, you probably need something that is powered by something other than manual force. There are three types of stack paper cutters you may want to use for you heavy-duty operations:

  • Manual Electric Stack Paper Cutters – These types of stack paper cutters, sometimes referred to as semi-automatic, usually have either an electric clamp, an electric cutting knife or both. The thing that makes these “manual” is that some element needs to be manually operated. This may be the clamp, the backstop or another component. Manual electric stack cutters are more affordable than automated or hydraulic machines, but they are also a little slower (depending on the job). A good example of a manual electric stack cutter is the Intelli-cut 550MS.
  • Automatic Electric Stack Cutters – Automatic stack cutters are fully electric and typically include some sort of automated backstop, programmable memory features and much more. These cutters are designed for repeated cuts and multiple paper sizes throughout the day. Simply select the cut you want to create, push a button and let the machine do the rest. The Triumph 6550EP and Intelli-Cut 680EP are good examples of automatic electric stack paper cutters.
  • Hydraulic Stack Paper Cutters – These are considered to be the toughest and heaviest-duty stack paper cutters available. Hydraulic stack cutters use hydraulic pressure to quickly and effortlessly cut through material. These types of paper cutters are typically fully automated, are programmable and are designed for repeated cuts without the need to “cool down.” A good example of a solid hydraulic stack paper cutter is the Triumph 721LT.

This is a video demo of the MBM Triumph 5551EP and 721LT hydraulic stack cutters:

These types of paper cutters are often found in paper manufacturing plants, in-plant printing shops and professional binderies. They are designed for continuous-duty cutting. While the size and capacity of the cutter may vary, the additions of electric motors or hydraulic pumps make these cutters extremely tough.

It has been asked which of these stack paper cutters is best. In my own personal experience, I would have to say that MBM Triumph and Intelli-Cut are probably the most popular. You can find our Triumph stack paper cutters here and our Intelli-Cut stack paper cutters here.

For additional information, or for answers to your questions, please feel free to contact one of our stack paper cutter experts by calling 1-800-658-8788. You can find our entire selection of stack paper cutters here.

Rapid 106 Electric Saddle Stapler Review

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

ISP Rapid 106 Electric Saddle and Flat StaplerAre you in need of an electric stapler that can be used to do both saddle and flat stapling? One model you may want to consider is the Rapid 106 electric saddle stapler (found here). I have used the Rapid 106 stapler and this is my review.

To begin with, the Rapid 106 electric stapler is used for stapling booklets, paper, retail packaging, chipboard and more. It is considered by many people to be one of the most versatile electric staplers available today. The Rapid 106 Saddle Staple has been around for years and continues to use the same time-tested design as it had 10+ years ago.

The Rapid 106 is designed to be mounted to the edge of a counter, table or workbench by use of a clamp. It is very easy to mount, and once installed, is very solid. This saddle stapler is easy to loosen the clamp and re-position the stapler if needed.

The Rapid 106 is electric powered, using a motor to staple paper. The Rapid 106 staple head is capable of stapling through up to 40 sheets of standard 20# paper at a time, which is pretty nice for an electric stapler. The staple head itself has a pressure adjustment dial that allows the operator to adjust the striking force of the stapling head against the anvil, depending on the amount of paper being stapled.

The motor in the Rapid 106 can be activated by use of a micro-switch or a foot pedal. This versatility makes the Rapid 106 extremely easy to use. I personally like using the food pedal on the Rapid 106 because I can hold the paper with two hands. This is often referred to as hands-free operation.

A guide can be set up on the stapling platform of the Rapid 106 if you are double stapling paper for booklet making. Simply slide the folded paper one direction, staple and then slide the paper to the other side of the guide and staple again.

The entire stapling process takes just seconds. While I have personally used the Rapid 106 more for saddle stapling, the stapling platform can be adjusted for flat stapling. This adjustment takes just seconds. The ability to do both saddle and flat stapling is really nice in a stapler of this size.

One of the nicest features is the Rapid 106’s ability to be linked up with several staplers for simultaneous operation. This is sometimes referred to as ganging. A kit is available for the Rapid 106 that will allow multiple staplers to be used at the same time.

Overall I really like the Rapid 106 saddle stapler. It is very affordable, considering what it does, and the production speed benefits over a manual stapler are tremendous. It can be used for heavy-duty and continuous stapling without any problems. I highly recommend this model.

You can find the Rapid 106 electric saddle stapler here. You can find our entire selection of staplers here.

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