Akiles CoilMac ECI Plus Manual Punch & Electric Coil Inserter
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Akiles CoilMac ECI Plus Manual Punch & Electric Coil Inserter

Item #: 04AKELCOILO
Brand: Akiles
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  • Punching Capacity: 20 Sheets
  • Maximum Binding Edge: 13" [with Open-Ended Punch]
  • Disengageable Pins: Yes, 53 Fully Disengageable Punching Pins
  • Pitch / Hole Pattern: Spiral Binding 4:1 (.248) Oval Holes
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Overview

With the same durable parts as the CoilMac-ECI, the Akiles Coilmac-ECI Plus has added features that offer even more versatility and convenience. With every one of the punching dies being disengageable, you can completely customize the punching pattern for nearly any sheet size. Oval holes make inserting the coil using the attached electric inserter faster and easier than ever before; even when you are binding thick books. This binding machine is in a class all it's own - buy the Akiles CoilMac-ECI Plus online today to add a versatile binding solution with professional results to your office.

Specifications

Item #04AKELCOILO
ManufacturerAkiles Products, Inc.
Manufacturer Part NumberACM-ECI41
Suggested UserMedium Office, Large Office
Binding StyleSpiral Binding / Plastic Coil
Operation: PunchingManual
Operation: BindingElectric
Capacity: Punching20 Sheets
Included Supplies & AccessoriesMargin Depth Guide
Cutting / Crimping Pliers
Compatible Supplies & Accessories4:1 Pitch Spiral Binding Coils
Dimensions15" x 16 ¼" x 21"
Manufacturer's Warranty1 Year Limited
Quantity1
Punch & Bind CapabilityYes
Maximum Binding Edge13" [with Open-Ended Punch]
Open Ended PunchYes [Allows for up to 26" Binding Edge]
Disengageable PinsYes, 53 Fully Disengageable Punching Pins
Pitch / Hole PatternSpiral Binding 4:1 (.248) Oval Holes
Shipping Weight (lbs)55

Description

With the most complete system of functions and a built-in electric coil inserting machine, the Akiles CoilMac-ECI Plus is in a class all to itself. The CoilMac-ECI Plus makes Spiral Binding fast & easy, and that's why Binding101 has dubbed it as the ideal partner for mid-volume workloads. 

The CoilMac ECI Plus features die disengagement pins that allow for a clean punch with multiple paper sizes. This feature is ideal for those who will be punching any sheet size other than letter, as it allows you to control how many holes you page has, giving you the capability to eliminate half of a hole punch on the end of your sheet. The punching margin control provides the correct punch-margin-depth for each spiral binding coil size while maximizing the document's tear resistance. The deeper set the holes are, the stronger the bind will be. The open punching throat and continuous punching guide allow for an easy alignment and punching of documents larger that 13". The electric spiral binding coil inserter is foot pedal operated, allowing the free use of both hands and granting the operator complete rotating control of the roller. This drastically reduces time and costs by making the inserting surprisingly fast and easy. The Coilmac ECI Plus includes a Spiral Binding Diameter Guide as well as a pair of our Cutter Crimper Pliers, making this unit a full finishing solution. 

The Coilmac ECI Plus punches oval holes in a true 4:1 pitch, making Spiral Binding 50% faster & much easier! The CoilMac ECI Plus features 4mm x 5mm oval holes that make the coil insertion process easier & faster than ever before. Because a Plastic Spiral Binding Coil is a continuous spiral, the oval holes provide a clear path for the coil as it is inserted into the book. No more struggling over coil that is caught on a sheet in your book! The Akiles "Plus" machines are the first & only pieces of equipment in their class to offer this advanced feature. Scroll down below the specifications for a real-life diagram of the hole patterns. Another difference between the CoilMac ECI and the CoilMac ECI+ is the revolutionary 4:1 pitch with .248" hole spacing that is specifically designed to give you 44 evenly-centered holes in an 11" sheet, providing the most ideal hole to edge-of-sheet margins and easier coil insertion. This hole pattern is 100% compatible with the standard 4:1 pitch coils.

 

* Based on 20# bond copy paper. May vary depending on paper stock used.

Videos

CoilMac ECI Plus Coil Binding Machine Overview

Transcript: The CoilMac-ECI Plus makes coil binding fast & easy. It’s a function rich machine and is one of the most complete systems in its price class.

The CoilMac ECI Plus features a manual punch that has a 4 to 1, point two seven five pitch die with 4 by 5 millimeter oval holes. These oval holes make coil insertion much faster compared to round holes. This coil pitch is specifically designed to give you 44 evenly centered holes on an 11" binding edge. This provides the most ideal hole to edge-of-s...
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The CoilMac-ECI Plus makes coil binding fast & easy. It’s a function rich machine and is one of the most complete systems in its price class.

The CoilMac ECI Plus features a manual punch that has a 4 to 1, point two seven five pitch die with 4 by 5 millimeter oval holes. These oval holes make coil insertion much faster compared to round holes. This coil pitch is specifically designed to give you 44 evenly centered holes on an 11" binding edge. This provides the most ideal hole to edge-of-sheet margin.

The side margin control makes sure the punched holes are evenly centered for all document sizes.

All 54 pins can be independently pulled & disengaged providing the ability to punch any paper size.

The punch offers an extended 13” punching length with open ends for larger size documents and the continuous punch guide makes it easy to punch documents of any length up to 26".
The punching gutter margin control provides the correct punch-margin-depth for each coil size and maximizes the document's tear resistance.

The built-in electric coil inserter makes binding books quick and easy. The full length inserting rollers provides high friction making this inserter one of the easiest-to-use. The front-mounted roller position gives operator greater control & improves efficiency. While the foot-pedal operation allows for hands free binding.

To operate, simply start the first couple loops of coil by hand. Hit the foot pedal to start the roller spinning and tap the coil against the roller. The coil automatically spins into the holes that were punched in the document.

All of our coil binding systems include a pair of hand cutter crimping pliers at no additional charge. Simply insert the end of the coil into the crimping tool and squeeze.

The CoilMac ECI Plus is built with rugged all metal construction, making it the most reliable & durable coil binding system in its class.

CoilMac-ECI vs CoilMac ECI+ (Comparison Video)

Transcript: The CoilMac-ECI and ECI Plus are both function rich machines that make coil binding fast and easy. Here are the main differences between the machines

There are two main differences. The first is in the hole punching.

The CoilMac ECI has a four to one, point two five “O” pitch punching die with 4 millimeter round holes.

The CoilMac ECI Plus has a 4 to 1, point two seven five pitch punching die with 4 by 5 millimeter oval holes. These oval holes make coil insertion much faster compar...
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The CoilMac-ECI and ECI Plus are both function rich machines that make coil binding fast and easy. Here are the main differences between the machines

There are two main differences. The first is in the hole punching.

The CoilMac ECI has a four to one, point two five “O” pitch punching die with 4 millimeter round holes.

The CoilMac ECI Plus has a 4 to 1, point two seven five pitch punching die with 4 by 5 millimeter oval holes. These oval holes make coil insertion much faster compared to round holes and the coil pitch is specifically designed to give you 44 evenly centered holes on an 11" binding edge. This provides the most ideal hole to edge-of-sheet margin.

The second difference is in the dis-engage able punching pins. On the CoilMac ECI there are five dis-engage able punch pins and the machine is designed to punch the most common paper sizes.

On the CoilMac ECI Plus, all 54 pins can be independently pulled & disengaged providing the ability to punch any paper size.

Now for the similarities

Both units have a side margin control makes sure the punched holes are evenly centered for all document sizes.

They offer an extended 13” punching length with open ends for larger size documents and the continuous punch guide makes it easy to punch documents of any length up to 26".

The punching gutter margin control provides the correct punch-margin-depth for each coil size and maximizes the document's tear resistance.

The built-in electric coil inserter makes binding books quick and easy. The full length inserting rollers provides high friction making this inserter one of the easiest-to-use. The front-mounted roller position gives operator greater control & improves efficiency. While the foot-pedal operation allows for hands free binding.

To operate, simply start the first couple loops of coil by hand. Hit the foot pedal to start the roller spinning and tap the coil against the roller. The coil automatically spins into the holes that were punched in the document.

All of our coil binding systems include a pair of hand cutter crimping pliers at no additional charge. Simply insert the end of the coil into the crimping tool and squeeze.

The CoilMac ECI and the ECI Plus are built with rugged all metal construction, making them reliable & durable. Whatever model you choose you will find it the best coil binding system in its class.

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Expert Reviewer: Mallory, Editor at Binding101Expert Product Review: CoilMac ECI Plus  by Mallory Morsa
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Coilmac ECI Plus Expert Review by Mallory Morsa
 

I RECOMMEND THIS FOR: 
The CoilMac ECI+ (plus) is a great option for offices with medium to semi-heavy workloads; someone looking for the convenience of the electric inserting, but who doesn’t need the electric punching. It may also be good option for a new small print shop to get them through the start-up workloads until their needs increase. This ECI plus model has fully disengageable pins oval holes, so works great for anyone who will do different sheet sizes and thick books with large coils.
 

If you fit into this category of users, but don’t need the added perk of the oval holes and fully disengageable pins, then you may want to downgrade to the CoilMac ECI standard version. However, if you are doing heavier workloads than this, consider the CoilMac EPI, which is also available in a plus model.
 

WHAT I LIKE:
First off, “plus” model spiral binding machines are always my first choice… the benefits of having those oval holes makes coil inserting for thicker books much easier than it normally is, and the 100% disengageable pins lets you do all different sheet sizes from 2” up to 13” (26” with the open punching throat). The attached coil inserter is nice because you don’t need to have a separate machine, or roll the coils in by hand to get the inserting done, which is normally super time consuming and tedious (the kind of tedious-ness that makes you tighten your fists up and scream under your breath). Akiles also backs a 1 year warranty, which is better than many other machines in this class that are only covered for 90 days, or sometimes even less.
 

THINGS TO CONSIDER:
I am not a huge fan of the industrial look of binding machines like this, with the tan/gray coloring; but that really doesn’t play into the great quality at all, just an aesthetic preference on my part (I prefer machines that fit with my office decor… even if my office is not so pretty now, I dream of office décor like the gorgeous stuff on our Pinterest page). You should also note that the ECI+ is not an all-in-one machine, so to finish your coils you need to use the coil crimper pliers (included for free – another perk!), or invest into a separate electric crimping machine, such as the Finish-@-Coil E1.
 

THE BOTTOM LINE: 
Aside from my personal aesthetic preference, this is an overall wonderful spiral binding machine! It is built with really high quality parts, and will last for years with proper use. It has a great combination of manual and electric features for medium volume workloads. And if you decide the “plus” features are not needed, then keep in mind that the CoilMac ECI is available in two versions, so you could get the same, durable machine at a slightly lower price by choosing the CoilMac ECI “standard” version instead. The overall performance of the CoilMac ECI Plus will outshine so many other brands in regards to durability, and the 1 year warranty backs that claim up.

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