0 My Cart

There are no items in your shopping Cart.

James Burn BB400 Speedbind Automatic Wire-O® Binding Machine

Item #: 04JBBB400

The James Burn BB400 Speedbind is an automatic Wire-O® binding machine that is perfect for the high-volume, high-demand printing and binding market. It is a part of their new and improved line of industrial bindery machinery that is designed for speed, ease of operation, and perfection in finished product quality. The simplicity of this premium wire binding machine sets it apart from many others in the same class; the control panel is easily understandable while a small footprint takes up very little space on your operating floor. It handles skip binding and can be used with traditional Wire-O® spools as well as SnakeSkin™ Wire-O® for both 3:1 and 2:1 pitch wire from 1/4" up to 1" sizes. No matter whether you are making wire notebooks, calendars, guides, or any other document; the BB400 Speedbind will get the job done for you at speeds up to 3,000 documents per hour. As the operator, you simply set up your job using the control panel, place the documents to be bound onto the left side of the machine, and watch the unit do the rest; jogging the sheets, cutting the wire to length, inserting the wire, closing the wire, and dispensing the finished books onto the exit conveyer for easy handling.

If you’re looking for the ultimate in productivity of Wire-O® binding documents for high volume workloads, then buy the James Burn BB400 Speedbind today. Our James Burn experts are standing by; just call us at (866)537-2244 (866)537-2244 or email us at info@binding101.com for a quote request. It will prove to be an affordable investment that will pay for itself quickly. Still not sure it is right for you? Compare the Speedbind BB400 to other similar equipment here, read our full description with more detailed information here, check out the full list of specifications here, or view our helpful BB400 videos here.


BB400 Speedbind FAQs:

Q: What is skip binding?
Skip binding is a function that will insert multiple pieces of wire into a single binding edge. It is most commonly used for calendar making. Since the BB400 does not work with calendar hangers, it is a feature that often goes unused in this particular model.


Q: Can I add the nail hole punch accessory?
The BB400 is not compatible with the nail hole punch, however, the BB400P and BB400SP inline punch & bind systems are.


Q: What is the difference between the different BB400 models available?
The BB400 is a bind-only system that will cut, insert, and close wire on your pre-punched books. The BB400P features this in addition to an inline punch that lets you punch documents up to 4mm thick. The BB400SP features all of the above, but with a split punch feature that separates your stack to be punched in two sections, allowing for double the punching capacity of 8mm thick documents.


Q: How mechanically experienced does the operator need to be?
One of our trained specialists will perform instillation and training when you buy the BB400. Your operator will need to have some background and mechanical experience to use this machine, as the changeover, setup, and machine adjustments will require it.


Product Description


With the James Burn BB400 Speedbind automatic wire binding machine, you can increase productivity, make life on your operators easier, and produce the highest quality of wire bound books without paying the price point. Whether you are working with traditional Wire-O® binding spools, or the SnakeSkin™ Wire-O®, the BB400 industrial bindery machine will get the job done with perfect results, and little effort. It is a part of their new and improved line of high-demand binding equipment and has been specifically manufactured for speed, efficiency, simplicity, versatility, and high-quality output. Compare the BB400 to other machines on this comparison sheet, or call our James Burn experts at (866)537-2244 (866)537-2244 to learn more.

BB400 Speedbind Key Features:
   • Binding speeds from 1,500 to 3,000 documents per hour, depending on the application, making it one of the fastest automatic wire machines in its class
   • Easy to use control panel for job setup
   • Fully automatic binding completed with just 1 operator
   • Handles 3:1 pitch Wire-O® from 1/4" to 9/16" and 2:1 pitch Wire-O® from 5/8" up to 1" diameters
   • Compatible with Wire-O® spools and SnakeSkin™ Wire-O®
   • Unlimited skip binding with 2 loop skip minimum
   • Maximum punching thickness of 8 mm
   • Handles paper sizes from 4 ⅝" x 4 ⅝" up to 15 ⅝" x 15 ⅝"
   • Handles flush cut documents, oversized covers, and tabbed sheets
   • Small overall footprint to take up less space on your operating floor than other comparable machines
   • Mechanical adjustments, insertion guide, and closing tool changes are completed from the front of the machine
   • Ideal for various wire binding applications, including calendars
   • Automatically feeds back covers for desktop calendars and turns them around after closing and before moving to the reception conveyer

BB400 Speedbind Binding Process:
   • The operator positions the documents onto the left side of the machine
   • The document is jogged by gravity
   • The document is transported to the wire feeding section
   • The wire element is cut to length and fed
   • The wire element is inserted into the document
   • The document moves to the closing station
   • The document is stacked on the reception exit conveyer

Optional Accessories:
   • Board Feeder: The board feeder is a station that can be added to the machine. A stack of hard covers are loaded into the feeder, and it will automatically load them one at a time while the operator loads the book block. This eliminates the need to collate the covers with the rest of the book ahead of time.
   • Closing Tools: Available in sizes from 1/4" to 1".


Item # 04JBBB400
Manufacturer James Burn
Manufacturer Part Number BB400
Suggested User Industrial
Binding Style Wire-O Binding
Operation: Binding Electric
Compatible Supplies & Accessories Wire-O® Spools
SnakeSkin™ Wire-O®
Board Feeder (Item# 04JBBB400BF)
1/4" Closing Tool (Item# 04JBBB400CT14)
5/16" Closing Tool (Item# 04JBBB400CT516)
3/8" Closing Tool (Item# 04JBBB400CT38)
7/16" Closing Tool (Item# 04JBBB400CT716)
1/2" Closing Tool (Item# 04JBBB400CT12)
9/16" Closing Tool (Item# 04JBBB400CT916)
5/8" Closing Tool (Item# 04JBBB400CT58)
3/4" Closing Tool (Item# 04JBBB400CT34)
7/8" Closing Tool (Item# 04JBBB400CT78)
1" Closing Tool (Item# 04JBBB400CT1)
Power Voltage 220v Single Phase 60 Hz
Dimensions 10’ 6” L x 4’ 11” W x 6’ 3” H (126" W x 59" D x 75" H)
Punch & Bind Capability Binding Only
Setup Time 15-30 Minutes, Depending on Operator
Paper Size 4 ⅝" x 4 ⅝" up to 15 ⅝" x 15 ⅝"
Accepted Paper Type No Stock Limitations
Selectable Speeds 9 Speed Settings (Setting 4 is Lowest Recommended Speed)
Speed 1,500 to 3,000 Documents per Hour
Skip Binding Unlimited (Minimum 2 Loops per Skip)
Air Compressor Requirements 5 Bar, 500 l/min (Dry Air)
Control Panel Standard Control Panel
Control Panel Notifications None
Hands-Free Operation No
Special Training Required Requires Installation & Training
Requires Operator with Mechanical Ability to perform Changeover, Set Up, & Machine Adjustments.
Product Weight (lbs) 1985
Shipping Weight (lbs) 2178
Shipping Information This item ships via Truck (Common Carrier). Free dock to dock truck shipping is available for qualifying orders. 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.

User Reviews

Downloads & Resources

You may also be interested in the following product(s)