Though most wire binding machines have built-in wire closers, many high-volume production environments choose to purchase a separate wire closer unit in order to increase their productivity. Furthermore, stand-alone wire closers are also a great investment for those who own comb binding machines, since spiral-o wires are specifically designed to be compatible with the comb binding pattern. In this post, we take an in-depth look at the DuraWire 450 wire closer and learn about how it can improve your wire binding experience.
All binding wires - including both twin-loop wire and spiral-o wire - are sold in an "open" state, and must be closed in order to finish the bind. After inserting the pages of your document onto the prongs of the wire spine, the document is placed into the wire closer with the wire facing down. As you pull the handle on the wire closer, uniform pressure will be applied to the wire binding spine in order to close it. Once the wire has been properly closed, the document is secure within the spine can be removed from the machine.
Benefits of the DuraWire 450
The DuraWire 450 by Tamerica offers users a number of benefits over most built-in wire closer models. Because the DuraWire 450 is a stand-alone unit, it can be operated independently from the punching machine, which means that two people can work simultaneously to dramatically increase productivity. It features an adjustable closing diameter, which allows you to set the closing width to match the size of the wire binding spine that you are using and helps to eliminate improperly closed wires. Unlike many other models that have a fixed maximum closing length, the DuraWire 450 has an open-ended closing throat to accommodate oversized documents in a two-step process (or documents up to 14" long in a single step). The DuraWire wire closer can close spines as small as 3/16" in diameter and as large as 1-1/4" in both 2:1 and 3:1 pitch, as well as 19-ring spiral-o wires. It is designed for high-volume binding environments, with heavy-duty metal components and a steel base that will stand up to years of use. The DuraWire also includes a one-year manufacturer's warranty.
If you plan on binding wire twin loop wire or spiral-o, then you will need a wire closer to close the open spine and finish the bind. Most wire binding machines have built-in wire closers, however organizations that create a large number of wire-bound documents often choose to invest in a stand-alone wire closer to help increase their output. The Tamerica DuraWire 450 is a heavy-duty wire closer designed to close wires of all diameters, lengths, and pitches with ease. Not only does it feature an extra-long 14" closing length (with open ends for longer documents), but it also has an adjustable closing diameter that can be set according to your spine size to help eliminate improperly closed wires. Whether you're looking to add a new wire closer to your production line or simply want a more robust closer than the one that is built in to your wire binding machine, the DuraWire 450 is worth considering.