Building In

Building-in is the process of pressing (building-in) the book and also forming the joint.

The operator places the cased-in book into a building-in machine and brings the top joint iron in contact with the book.
This enables the operator to accurately find the joint area
of the book. After locating the joint area, two buttons are depressed
that activate the hydraulic system that raises the bottom steel platen
and clamps the book with 10 tons of pressure. The heated joint
irons aid in forming the joint by reactivating the adhesive in the joint
area and softening hard cover materials such as library buckram and
film laminates.

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