Booklet Line

Passport Booklet Production Systems

The Booklet Line comprises the complete systems for the production of passports and ePassports. Five standalone machines – PCS 6000, PLS 6000, PES 600, PBS 600 and PFS 6000 – form a highly effective production system for collating and sewing, laminating, embossing, binding and finishing. Separated processes allow highest production flexibility.
Materials are handled through the Booklet Line in a 2-up format with up to 2,000 passports / hour (depending on material and stitch type).

Key Features

  • Highly modular designed process modules and units for stand-alone and in-line production
  • Latest technology for highly reliable and efficient ePassport production
  • High secure “interlock stitching” process supported
  • Most gentle and sensitive material handling for high-quality booklet production
  • Intuitive user interface for efficient and productive operation
  • MCES / INCAPE ready


Productivity / Process Units

  • PCS 6000 – passport collating system
    Collating and sewing of the inner set of booklets
  • PLS 6000 – laminating system
    Lamination of the cover to the inner set; suitable as well for eCover production
  • PES 600 – passport embossing
    Embossing of the cover emblem
  • PBS 600 – passport binding system
    Pressing system for post pressing of glued covers
  • PFS 6000 – finishing system
  • Cutting, folding and punching system to finalize the booklet
  • Availability: Up to 95%
  • Yield: Up to 98%
  • Environment conditions: Room temperature: 23°C; +/-3°C; Humidity: 50%; +/-10%


Technical Data

  • Passport types and formats: ID-3 MRPs; ePassports according to ICAO 9303
  • Processing format: 2-up / 3-up
  • Max. pages: Up to 96
  • Max. booklet format: Booklets according to ICAO 9303
  • Glue type: Cold / hot
  • Throughput: Up to 3,000 passports / hour; depending on process parameters

Mühlbauer Group
Josef-Mühlbauer-Platz 1
93426 Roding Germany

Phone: +49 9461 952 0
Fax: +49 9461 952 1101

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