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Standard Horizon BQ-470 (4-clamp perfect binder)

The Standard Horizon BQ-470 fully-automated four-clamp perfect binder, with its state-of-the-art design and fully-automated setup, is easy to operate with minimal operator training required.

It produces up to 1,350 superior-quality perfect bound books per hour, with four clamps that travel on a vertical elliptical track.

The BQ-470 is the latest in an expanding line of products that draw on Horizon’s core competence in finishing automation.

The BQ-470 binder’s 10.4” LCD touch-screen is used to provide stepper motor-controlled automation to the professional-quality mid-range binding market.

The BQ-470 can bind books up to 2.5” thick, and interchangeable glue tanks support both EVA and PUR adhesives to meet varying customer requirements.

The BQ-470 perfect binder fits a sweet spot in short-run professional-quality book production with full automation and touch-screen control.

And the ability to swap-in a PUR glue tank lets the BQ-470 serve an even wider range of applications, including digital color books.


Book Size  
Maximum 12.59" spine length x 12.59" spine to face
Minimum 5.71" spine length x 4.14" spine to face
Book Thickness 0.015" to 2.56" (depends on paper and book size)
Cover Size 5.32"W x 8.86"L to 12.59"W x 25.98"L
Cover Weight Range 82 gsm to 348 gsm (depending on paper)
Cover Pile Height Up to 5.9"
Warm Up Time 60 Minutes
Tank Temperature 150 C to 200 C (EVA) / 110 C to 140 C (PUR)
Milling Blade Maximum Depth 0.157" (depending on paper)
Speed Up to 1,350 cycles/hr. (EVA) / 1,000 cycles/hr. (PUR)

Dimensions (not including delivery conveyor and milling blower duct)

Length 142.2"
Width 86.3"
Height 70.9"
Weight 4,344 lbs.


208-215 VAC 3-phase 60Hz

Standard Horizon BQ-470 brochure pdf file

Download the brochure and call 877.460.1212 toll free to speak to a sales representative.