Horizon HT-80 Three-knife Trimmer

The Standard Horizon HT-80 Three-knife Trimmer is designed for operation in-line with the Standard Horizon BQ-470, SB-07, and SB-09S perfect binders, or for use off-line. The HT-80 includes advanced set-up automation through a user-friendly 10.4” color touchscreen control panel to meet the requirements of the short run print-on-demand book market. After inputting the untrimmed and finished trim book sizes, automated adjustments include the in-feed, jogging, and knife sections. The HT-80 allows for trimming of variable thickness books, one after another, for true on demand book production. It can trim finished books for sizes ranging from 5.5” x 3.9”up to 13.4” x 11.8”, with programmable memory for up to 200 different jobs for instant recall of frequently run jobs. Precision stepper motors accurately position all guides and clamps to insure professional quality cutting at speeds up to 1,000 cycles per hour. A uniquely designed servo-motor controlled jogging mechanism helps provide accurate book registration. The swing knife movement ensures sharp and accurate trims to produce a clean finished book and a silicon spray unit is available to keep the knife clean during operation.

Advantages at a glance

  • Automated Set-up – Most sections can be set up automatically by inputting the untrimmed size and finished size into the intuitive color touchscreen for quick and accurate change over.
  • Servo Motor Driven – Servo motors are employed for accurate positioning of the book block. Also, through the touch panel screen, the pressure is adjusted automatically so that no mark remains on the trimmed book. Oil-less control for environmentally friendly operation.
  • High Quality Finish – Rigid construction and heavy-duty mechanisms ensure consistent, accurate quality.
  • Book of One Production – Books of the same size but different thickness can be trimmed at the same time, for true book of one production.
  • In-line Production – The system can be placed in-line with Horizon perfect binders BQ-470, SB-07 or SB-09S for efficient book production
  • Bindery Control System – The HT-80 can be networked with the Horizon pXnet Bindery Control System which can plan jobs, collect production data across the bindery and even interface with an existing workflow for automated JDF set-up.


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Untrimmed Book Size: (Spine x Fore-edge) 5.71” x 4.135” to 13” x 13”
(larger size possible with optional cutting module)
Finished Book Size: (Spine x Fore-edge) 5.475” x 3.9” to 11.81” x 11.81”
(larger size possible with optional cutting module)
Trim Width: Fore-edge up to 1.18”, Top-bottom up to 1.18”
Trim Height: .04” to 2”
Production Speed: 400 to 1,000 cycles/hour