Standard Horizon HT-30C

Standard Horizon HT-30C Three Side Trimmer


The HT-30C Three-side Trimmer features automated job set-ups and quick changeovers to meet the requirements of the short run print-on-demand book market.

The HT-30C operates off-line to trim perfect bound books at speeds up to 200 cycles per hour.

A color touch screen allows all set-ups to be performed with full automation.

Precision stepper motors accurately position all guides and clamps to insure professional quality cutting.

Up to 12 inches of books can be loaded into the in-feed hopper, where books are automatically fed for unattended operation.

The HT-30C stores up to 40 different book jobs in memory.


Innovative Three Side Trimmer

The HT-30C trims three sides of a book with a single knife. A pressure clamp holds and rotates the books for sequential top, fore-edge, and bottom trimming.

Robotic Trimming

The operator simply inputs untrimmed and trimmed book sizes at the color touchscreen. The Ht-30C then performs all necessary setups automatically, then transports and trims each book.

Highly Accurate Finishing

Precise servo motors are employed for knife positioning to insure high quality trimming. The servo controlled hydraulic unit adjusts pressure automatically for markless printing.

Nonstop Trimming

If the book's length and width dimensions are the same, the HT-30C can trim books of different thickness continuously.

Powerful Trimming

Knife operation and book clamping are hydraulic controlled for safe and powerful trimming.



Untrimmed Book Size (Spine x Fore-edge): 7.87″ x 5.35″ to 12.6″ x 9.255″ (smaller/larger sizes possible with optional cutting modules) / Finished Book Size (Spine x Fore-edge): 7.87″ x 5.28″ to 12.01″ x 9.055″ (smaller/larger sizes possible with optional cutting modules) / Trim Width: .08″ to 3.93″ / Trim Height: 2.0″ / Book Pile Height: 11.8″ / Production Speed: up to 500 books per hour for piled books


Size: 45.7" D x 92.6" W x 54" H / Weight: TBA


200-220 VAC 3-phase 60 Hz