Challenge CMT 130 Trimmer

Finish first with the new CMT 130

Short-run perfect binding has made great strides within our industry in recent years. Trimming duties have been carried out by traditional guillotines for many years, but this process is very time-consuming and less than ideal for the dynamic digital book publishers of today. Drawing on over 139-years of cutting experience, Challenge set out to design and build the ultimate book trimming solution needed for today’s competitive marketplace – the CMT 130.

The sturdy steel and cast-iron design of the CMT 130 ensures years of trouble-free operation. Hydraulic clamping and cutting action provides strength to cut through up to 2” (50.8mm) thick books without hesitation. Standard features such as UHMW gib surfaces, composite bushings, and stepper motor technology require virtually zero maintenance.

The modularity of the CMT 130 provides added possibilities for future growth within your organization.

The CMT 130 can be configured as a hand-feed off-line trimmer, add a high-capacity feeder and high-capacity stacker for unattended, near-line trimming, or add the advanced infeed and cooling elevator for true in-line finishing capabilities The intuitive menu-driven controller allows variable mode data entry with up to 99 job storage. Swift size changes occur in approximately 10 seconds with no tools required! Machine self-diagnostics and error indication walk the operator through any difficulties. Third party control via serial communications allows integration of bar code readers/size change apparatus.

Proudly manufactured in the US, the CMT 130 provides consistent cut quality, durability, and industry-exclusive modularity that you have come to expect from Challenge products. The CMT 130 continues our legacy of providing… assurance you made the right decision!

Minimum Book Size4" x 6" / 101.6 mm x 152.4 mm
Maximum Book Size9.5" x 12.5" / 241 mm x 317.5 mm
Maximum Book Thickness2" / 50.8 mm
Minimum Trim0.125" / 3.2 mm
Maximum Face Trim0.125" / 3.2 mm
Speed400+ Books Per Hour
Memory99 Book Jobs
Set-up Time for Book Size Change15 Seconds
Overall Height61" / 1549 mm
Overall Width34.5" / 876 mm
Overall Length84" / 2134 mm
Net Weight (approximate2500 lbs / 876 kg
Shipping Weight (approximate)2800 lbs / 2134 kg