Druckerei C. H. Beck

Druckerei C. H. Beck improves the finishing operations with Meccanotecnica's asterPRO complemented with a Nipping Station

Druckerei C. H. Beck

Druckerei C. H. Beck is a high-tech printing company founded by Carl Gottlob Beck in 1763. Since its establishment, Druckerei C.H.Beck has become specialized in the production of books, loose-leaf publications, periodicals and electronic publications.

After entering the world of multimedia and starting the hardcover production, the company also provides consulting and support in the entire publishing environment, managing content and data on a cross-media basis.

Druckerei C. H. Beck is able to produce 26 million books each year, from paperbacks to a wide variety of boxed sets, and also the production of loose-leaf publications has high priority in the company, with an annual production in this area that corresponds approximately to 5 million copies.

To obtain a perfect pressing of the sewn book blocks and make them ready for the next processing operations.

Two asterPRO complemented with Sistema Pre-loader and Nipping Station.

The Nipping Station, connected with asterPRO, ensures a strong and heavy force to form perfectly squared book spines.
This reduces the thickness and it makes significantly easier to stack the high quality book blocks ready for the remaining finishing operations.


This is MECCANOTECNICA’s most complete machine, its flagship unit; the perfect balance between automation and precision, speed and reliability, therefore the ideal solution for all production needs.

The asterPRO incorporates all the cutting-edge technology for automatic book sewing, meaning that the signature handling
is customized as never before in order to get a perfectly sewn book block.

The Sistema Pre-Loader increases loading capacity of the feeder by 100 cm, ensuring a more comfortable and uniform loading. It also helps to eliminate marking problems by reducing the pile height in the hopper. Gathered signatures are loaded manually into a series of trays which move stepwise towards the infeed hopper. A motorized gripper transfers the contents of each tray onto the hopper incline.