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James Burn BB400SP Speedbind Automatic Inline Punch with Split Punch & Wire-O® Binding Machine

Item #: 04JBBB400SP

With this all-in-one automatic punching and binding machine, you get the same perfection of finish as you do with the BB400P, but with double the punching capacity, allowing you do make 8mm thick books with speed and efficiency. The BB400SP Speedbind industrial bindery machine is powerful and fast, punching your paper, cutting the Wire-O® to length, inserting the wire into the books, and closing the wire with a perfect circle. Operating the BB400SP requires only one user to place the documents onto the machine; the rest of the functions are performed automatically. It has the capability to run documents at up to 3,000 books per hour, and works with both 3:1 and 2:1 pitch** wire up to 1". You can choose to use classic Wire-O® binding spools or new SnakeSkin® wire. It will perform skip binding, and can be purchased with an optional board feeder for easels, and an optional nail hole punch for wall-hanging calendars. Perfect for your print shop or bindery, the BB400SP Speedbind will meet your high volume needs.

The James Burn BB400SP is considered one of the best industrial punch and bind machines on the market, but if you're not quite sure it is right for you, you can find more information in the description here, detailed specifications and capabilities here, and watch helpful videos here. You can also compare it to similar James Burn machines with this chart. Or you can call our expert staff at (866)537-2244 (866)537-2244 or email info@binding101.com to request more information and a price quote. We will discuss your individual needs, and help you decide if this is the best machine for you, or if a different one would suite you better.


BB400SP Speedbind Punch & Bind FAQs:

Q: What is the difference between the BB400, the BB400P, and the BB400SP?
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: Can I add the nail hole punch accessory?
Yes, the BB400SP will accept the nail hole punch accessory add-on, which allows you to punch your wire books and add that hole for wall hanging calendars as-needed.


Q: Does the operator have to have mechanical training?
Installation and training will be performed upon delivery of your machine. The machine operator should have some mechanical background, as the setup, size change overs, and machine adjustments will be easier with this knowledge. Or if not the operator, it is recommended that you have someone with this capability on-staff.


Q: What is skip binding?
Skip binding is a feature that will insert multiple pieces of wire into a single binding edge, so there is more versatility in the punching edge.


Product Description


For the best automatic Wire-O® punching and binding machine on the market, buy the James Burn BB400SP Speedbind online today. This powerful piece of bindery equipment will punch your pages, cut the wire to size, insert the wire, close it into a perfect circle, and lay the finished books onto a convenient conveyor. Manufactured as a part of the new James Burn line of improved machinery, it packs the same power and precision as the BB400 and BB400P, but features double the punching capacity of the BB400P, allowing for documents up to 8mm thick. It is the perfect wire binding unit for high-demand printing and binding facilities, and requires only one operator to run. It will handle 3:1 and 2:1** pitch Wire-O® binding spools as well as SnakeSkin® wire up to 1" diameter. The in-line punch creates perfectly spaced holes, and has removable individual pins for different sheet sizes. The Speedbind BB400SP by James Burn will create the highest quality output, protecting your relationships with clients, and helping you gain new business. It will help you increase productivity, reduce labor costs often associated with other machines, and offer a quick return on investment. Call our official James Burn experts at (866)537-2244 (866)537-2244 or email info@binding101.com to learn more or request a price quote. You can also compare this unit to see how it stands against other popular James Burn machines on this comparison chart.

BB400SP Speedbind Key Features:

   • Maximum punching thickness of 8 mm with split binding features
   • Simple control panel for job setup
   • Fully automatic punching and binding is completed with just 1 operator
   • Binding speeds up to 3,000 documents per hour, depending on the application and operator, making it one of the fastest automatic wire machines in its category
   • Handles paper sizes from 4 ⅝" x 4 ⅝" up to 15 ⅝" x 15 ⅝"
   • 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®
   • Ideal for various wire binding applications, including calendars
   • Unlimited skip binding with 2 loop skip minimum
   • Handles flush cut documents, over-sized covers, and tabbed sheets
   • Mechanical adjustments, insertion guide, and closing tool changes are completed from the front of the machine
   • Automatically feeds back covers for desktop calendars and turns them around after closing and before moving to the reception conveyor
   • Small overall footprint to take up less space on your operating floor than other comparable machines

Optional Add-On Accessories:

   • Nail Hole Punch: Punches nail hole for wall hanging calendars.
   • 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.
   • Punch Dies: 3:1 and 2:1 Pitch** Wire-O® Punching Dies.
   • Closing Tools: Available in sizes from 1/4" to 1".

Document Binding Steps/Processes:

   • The operator positions the documents onto the left side of the machine
   • The document is jogged by gravity
   • The document is punched
   • 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 conveyor

*May vary depending on sheet size, paper stock, operator, and other factors.
**2:1 pitch wires mush be punched offline on a different machine.


Item # 04JBBB400SP
Manufacturer James Burn
Manufacturer Part Number 04JBBB400SP
Suggested User Industrial
Binding Style Wire-O Binding
Operation: Punching Electric
Operation: Binding Electric
Compatible Supplies & Accessories Wire-O® Spools
SnakeSkin™ Wire-O®
Board Feeder (Item# 04JBBB400BF)
Nail Hole Punch (Item# 04JBBB400PPHP)
3:1 Pitch Wire-O® Punching Die (Item# 04JBBB400P31R)
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 3-Phase, 60Hz, 30A
Dimensions 12’ 10” L x 4’ 11” W x 6’ 3” H (126" W x 59" D x 75" H)
Punch & Bind Capability Punching & Binding
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* Between 1,500 to 3,000 Documents per Hour
Maximum Punching Thickness 8 mm (Split Binding)
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) 2320
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.

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