Akiles FlexiCloser Electric Wire Closer
The Akiles FlexiCloser closing machine will automatically detect your wire size and adjust the closing pressure accordingly, so there are no confusing or time-consuming dials to manually adjust. This feature is called Smart-Detect, and it is unique to the FlexiCloser. To use this electric wire closer, simply place your wire on the hanger to insert your book pages. Then place your wire, with the pages included and the "C" opening facing back, against the backing of the machine. The backing has a strong magnet and rough texture to firmly hold your wire in place before and during closing, so you don't have to hassle with slipping wire or re-adjustments. Then use the LCD controls to activate the closer; it will automatically detect your wire size and will apply the proper amount of pressure to close the wire into a perfect circle around your pages. A safety sensor helps keep your operators protected. Also available is an optional mounting kit that allows the FlexiCloser to be mounted onto the FlexiPunch-E machine. Eliminate all of the hassle normally associated with wire closing when you buy the Akiles FlexiCloser automatic wire closer online.
|Manufacturer||Akiles Products Inc|
|Manufacturer Part Number||AFC|
|Suggested User||Large Office|
|Binding Style||Wire-O Binding|
|Compatible Supplies & Accessories||Wire-O® Twin-Loop Binding Supplies|
|Dimensions||15-1/4" L x 12-3/4" D x 9" H|
|Manufacturer's Warranty||1 Year Limited|
|Punch & Bind Capability||No; Bind Only|
|Maximum Binding Edge||11" (Letter Size)|
|Shipping Weight (lbs)||31|
The Akiles FlexiCloser is a heavy-duty electric wire closer with a Smart-Detect feature that allows the machine to automatically detect the wire size and adjust the closing pressure accordingly. It features the industry's first smart-detect system, LCD control panel, safety sensor and a magnetic back that helps hold the Wire-O in place during the closing process, eliminating errors. The FlexiCloser can be purchased with an optional mount that allows the machine to be mounted on top of the FlexiPunch Modular machine. The Akiles FlexiCloser is easy to use; just place your wire against the magnetic back with your sheets inserted and press the start button. The FlexiCloser automatically lowers the closer to the proper pressure for the wire size inserted. The LCD control panel's touch sensitive buttons make it easy to operate the machine. The built-in safety sensor ensures risk-free, injury-free operation. It comes with an auto reverse function to prevent jams. The Akiles FlexiCloser is the first smart machine that automatically detects and closes wires and will work will all wire sizes ranging from 3/16" to 1-1/2" in both 3:1 and 2:1 pitch.
FlexiCloser Expert Review by Mallory Morsa
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I RECOMMEND THIS FOR:
The FlexiCloser from Akiles is the perfect machine to increase speed of production and eliminate the common frustrations wire binders often experience. It makes finishing your wire bound books simple, and creates a consistent and professional circular bind, without having to manually adjust settings and placements. If you rarely close wire, then it may make sense to stick with a manual machine. But in all honesty, if you can justify the investment, the FlexiCloser is definitely worth the price.
WHAT I LIKE ABOUT IT:
This machine is completely hassle-free. You just place your wire onto the hanger on the front and hang your punched pages. Then place your wire inside the closing field. The magnetic backing holds onto your wire, so there is no slipping. The machine automatically knows what diameter of wire you are using, and will close into a perfect circle around your book. No fiddling with settings or closing little by little until it’s right. This makes changing from various sizes seamless, and ensures a consistently clean look across the entire spine.
THINGS TO CONSIDER:
The only consideration here is the price point. For many low and mid-volume wire users, spending this much on the finisher alone is not realistic. But for those who bind many books daily or weekly, it can be a huge time saver. So if you can afford it, you are going to love it .
THE BOTTOM LINE:
With the Flexicloser, there is no more hassling with manual closing systems that mis-close your wire. As someone who has worked with many throughout the years, this is the only wire closer that I have ever used that I actually liked. With the Flexicloser, there is no more guesswork, no more over-closed, unprofessional wires, and no more operator fatigue.