James Burn Alpha-Doc® MK4 Automatic Punch Machine
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James Burn Alpha-Doc® MK4 Automatic Punch Machine

Item #: 04ALPHADOC
Brand: James Burn
FAQ: 2 Questions, 2 Answers
  • Feed Table Capacity: 8 Reams (20 lb. Bond Paper)
  • Speed: Up to 94,200 Sheets per Hour
  • Maximum Punching Thickness: 1 mm
  • Castors: Yes; Lockable
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Overview

With the newly improved Alpha-Doc® MK4 automatic punching machine, you can enhance productivity, increase output, and produce cleanly punched sheets that lend to a perfectly finished document. This top-of-the-line industrial binding punch offers hands-free automatic punching at speeds as high as 94,200 sheets per hour and can handle sheets sizes from 5 ⅖" x 5 ⅖" up to 14" x 13" with ease. The Alpha-Doc® dies can quickly be changed from Wire-O® to spiral coil, to plastic comb, and more, lending to extreme versatility so you can meet the needs of all your existing customers, as well as gain new business. Plus, they can be sharpened with our express die sharpening service to extend their life. It makes the perfect addition to any print and copy shop, book bindery, or any other business with high volume needs. The Alpha-Doc® MK4 combines the ease of an office machine with the speed and output of an automatic machine -- creating the perfect automated binding punch on the market.
For more detailed information, be sure to read our full product description and check the specifications below so you can make the best automatic binding punch buying decision. If you have questions, would like a formal price quote, or simply need some guidance navigating these high volume machines, call us at (866) 537-2244 or email info@buy101.com and we will connect you with an experienced James Burn expert.

Specifications

Item #04ALPHADOC
ManufacturerJames Burn
Manufacturer Part Number320013036
Suggested UserIndustrial
Binding StyleMultiple Binding Styles
Operation: PunchingElectric
Compatible Supplies & AccessoriesAlphaDoc® MK2 Dies
Power Voltage110v Single Phase 60Hz
CastorsYes; Lockable
Dimensions72" W x 28" D x 46" H
Punch & Bind CapabilityPunching Only
Setup TimeLess than 5 Minutes
Die Change TimeLess than 2 Minutes
Paper Size5 ⅖" x 5 ⅖" up to 14" x 13"
Accepted Paper TypeFrom 16 lb. Bond to 110 lb. Index
Feed Table Capacity8 Reams (20 lb. Bond Paper)
Selectable Speeds3 Speed Settings (70, 80, 90 Cycles per Minute)
Speed*Up to 94,200 Sheets per Hour
Sheet PickupTop of Pile Positive Sheet Pickup
Maximum Punching Thickness1 mm
Control PanelDigital LCD Touch Pad
Control Panel NotificationsPaper Jam, Cover Open, Emergency Stop
Die Sharpening AvailableYes, Express Die Sharpening Service is Available
Disengageable Die PinsYes (For Common Paper Sizes, Varies by Die)
Die / Tool StorageStorage Compartment on Front (Hold Dies, Oil, Tools, Etc.)
Hands-Free OperationYes
Monthly Volume / Duty RatingUp to 3,000,000 Sheets per Month
Special Training RequiredNo Special Training Required
Product Weight (lbs)650
Shipping Weight (lbs)1045
Shipping InformationThis item ships via Truck (Common Carrier). It is the responsibility of the Consignee (receiver) to remove the product from the truck. If you do not have a loading dock or any other means to lift the freight off the truck and/or you need assistance bringing the product inside of your location please call (866) 537-2244. Click here for full details.

Description

The Alpha-Doc® has been a staple in the automatic punching market for many years, but the recent improvements have made it even more impressive and versatile than before. With the new and improved Alpha-Doc® MK4 punch, you can produce perfectly punched sheets in any number of binding styles at speeds as fast as 94,200 sheets per hour. This is a cycle speed of 90 cycles per minute, all without the constant presence of an operator. It enhances your finished book appearance, increases productivity, and offers easy setup so your operators don't need any special training or background in mechanical knowledge.

The operation of the Alpha-Doc® MK4 is simple, and only requires the user to setup the machine for the job, press start, and then walk away. This leaves them free to perform other tasks while the machine automatically punches, saving labor costs for your business. It can handle up to 6 full reams of paper at a time with the very large capacity pile feeder and reception bins. The stacker is on separate wheels to allow for easy movement to your binding and finishing machines. In addition, it is extremely versatile. Not only can this industrial binding punch handle bindings of all kinds, (including the incredibly popular Wire-O®, spiral binding coils, and plastic combs, and more), but it can also handle a wide variety of paper stocks, including mixed stocks and tabbed sheets from 16 lb. bond through 110 lb. index and from as small as 5 ⅖" x 5 ⅖" up to as large as 14" x 13" pages. It even works with tabs that are pre-collated as well as wall calendars with a thumbcut hole. The simplified paper path and unique turnover device guarantee that your sheets will be kept in perfect pre-collated order.

Alpha-Doc® Punching Dies:

Our full line of Alpha-Doc® punching dies are made of hardened tool steel, which provides perfect punching with an extremely long die life. Dies can also be sharpened before they are replaced, saving your business more money. Click here to see pricing and order your dies online, or see the selection of dies available below:
   • 3:1 Pitch Square Holes for Wire-O®
   • 3:1 Pitch Round Holes for Wire-O®
   • 2:1 Pitch Square Holes for Wire-O®
   • 2:1 Pitch Round Holes for Wire-O®
   • 4:1 Pitch Round Holes for Spiral Binding Coils
   • 4:1 Pitch Oval Holes for Spiral Binding Coils
   • Round holes for Velo Bind Supplies
   • Rectangular holes for Plastic Comb
   • 3-Holes for Ring Binders

Alpha-Doc® MK4 Key Features:

   • High Productivity - The Alpha-Doc® MK4 has a top speed of 94,200 sheets per hour, or 90 cycles per minute.
   • Large Capacity - The high pile feeder and reception tray can hold up to 6 full reams of paper, leaving more time for your operator to work elsewhere while the machine runs even these large jobs.
   • Versatility - With the ability to run paper from 16 lb. bond to 110 lb. index, sheet sizes from 5 ⅖" x 5 ⅖" up to 14" x 13", and the variety of punching styles available with the different dies, the Alpha-Doc® MK4 is one of the most versatile automatic punch machines in its class.
   • Simple Operation - The control panel is easy to use for setup of the machine, as well as formatting and changeovers for different dies, which means less training and background knowledge for your operator is needed than with other similar machines.
   • Mobility - The machine is mounted onto heavy duty rolling and locking castors, making initial placement of the machine and re-models/movement simple.

*May vary depending on sheet size, paper stock, operator, and other factors.

Videos

James Burn Alpha-Doc® MK4 Automatic Punch Machine

Transcript: The James Burn Lhermite Alpha-Doc M K Four offers automatic punching that will enhance your productivity. As easy to use as an office copier; it punches perfect holes every time with speed, versatility and efficiency.

This user-friendly, high productivity machine offers a top speed of ninety cycles per minute with realistic outputs of up to forty thousand sheets per hour.

The Alpha-Doc is easy to use, just load the tray and push a button and walk away for hands-free punching. No special train...
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The James Burn Lhermite Alpha-Doc M K Four offers automatic punching that will enhance your productivity. As easy to use as an office copier; it punches perfect holes every time with speed, versatility and efficiency.

This user-friendly, high productivity machine offers a top speed of ninety cycles per minute with realistic outputs of up to forty thousand sheets per hour.

The Alpha-Doc is easy to use, just load the tray and push a button and walk away for hands-free punching. No special training is required. Hands-free operation means your operator is free to perform other tasks.

The Alpha-Doc can punch a wide variety of paper stock including mixed stocks from sixteen pound bond to one hundred and ten pound index. It will run any size from five point four inches by five point four inches up to fourteen inches by thirteen inches including tabs pre-collated into the finished sets and wall calendars with thumb-cut.

The simplified paper path and unique turnover device assure that pages are kept in perfect pre-collated order. The large capacity of the high pile stacker provides maximum productivity.

The Alpha-Doc offers automatic set up, just follow the easy to understand conversational touch screen. With pre-set standard formats, size change overs can be done in less than two minutes.
There is a wide assortment of dies available and custom dies can be manufactured to your exact specifications. Dies also include pull pins for standard paper configurations.

The Alpha-Doc offers die changeover that can be done in less than five minutes. Lhermite® original hardened steel dies provide long life and perfect holes.

They can be re-sharpened with our express die sharpening service
Caster wheels make the machine easy to move around the shop to be used where it is needed.

The Alpha-Doc M K Four will add "punch" to your document binding productivity without "punching holes" in your document finishing budget!

Learn more or buy the Alpha-Doc® MK4 online at https://www.binding101.com/alphadoc or call our James Burn equipment experts at (866)537-2244

FAQs - James Burn Alpha-Doc® MK4 Automatic Punch Machine

Transcript: In this video we will review some of the frequently asked questions about the AlphaDoc MK4 (also called the Mark 4). Answering our questions is Bob Cooke, the official James Burn automatic punch and binding expert

Q) How do you change the Alpha-Doc dies?
A) Dies on the Alpha-Doc Mark 4 – the dies go into the back side of the machine. You take out three 13mm bolts. You do need a 13mm open-end wrench that comes with the machine. Take out those bolts, put the new die in, then replace the bolt an...
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In this video we will review some of the frequently asked questions about the AlphaDoc MK4 (also called the Mark 4). Answering our questions is Bob Cooke, the official James Burn automatic punch and binding expert

Q) How do you change the Alpha-Doc dies?
A) Dies on the Alpha-Doc Mark 4 – the dies go into the back side of the machine. You take out three 13mm bolts. You do need a 13mm open-end wrench that comes with the machine. Take out those bolts, put the new die in, then replace the bolt and tighten them down.

Q) How do I change the sheet size?
A) Changeover for the size is done completely by the screen. You set the size in; you have 4 custom formats, and then you have your standard sizes (like 11 x 8.5, 8.5 x 5.5 – all the standard size sheets) and then you have 4 custom formats that you can go in and make those whatever you want. You select whatever sheet size you are doing, and the machine sets itself up.

Q) Does the Alpha-Doc have a storage compartment?
A) Waste chips and spare dies go down here. Your dies can stack on each side of the waste bin, or up above. And the chip bin is right here; that’s what your chips fall into. There is also a sensor, so if it fills up with chips to the top, it will shut the machine down and throw something up on the screen that tells you that it is full.

Q) How does the feed tray work?
A) You can fit 8 reams of paper in here. When it is down on the bottom you stack all of your paper in. When you hit start, it will home itself and then the tray will come up automatically.

Q) What about the reception tray?
A) The tray will come all the way down to the bottom after it fills up with paper. When it reaches the bottom it shuts itself off and then we can just roll the tray right out on the wheels.

Q) Will my sheets remain collated?
A) The way that you put your paper in, when it comes out in the reception, will be upside down. Because as your paper passes through the die it turns the paper over to keep it in collation.

Q) What sets the Alpha-Doc apart from other machines?
A) The Alpha-Doc, there is no other real machine out there like this. This is the machine between the DocuPunch and the EX where most of our competition is. This machine we recommend to people who do about 3,000,000 (3 million) sheets of paper a month. It is very heavy duty, but it is on wheels still so that you can roll it around where you want and the operator doesn’t have to stand with the machine and stay with it. They can be binding other books while this machine is running their punched paper for them.



Thanks so much for watching. For more information on the Alpha-Doc MK4, you can visit Binding101.com or call us at (866)537-2244.

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Frequent Asked Questions

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Is mechanical knowledge needed to operate the Alpha-Doc®?
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No, the Alpha-Doc® is as simple to use as an office copier machine. The control panel walks you through the entire setup process.

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Can you make a die with custom punch pattern?
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Yes, we can make custom dies to meet your exact specifications and job requirements.

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