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Passport Machines

PassPort 2

PassPort Machine for Laminating
The PassPort 2 machine laminates covers, e-covers and/or chip-inlays onto layers sewn by PassPort 1.

All styles of passports and e-passports can be manufactured by combining the PassPort 2 with our PassPort 1, 3 and 4 machines.


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PassPort 2-30 PassPort 2-50
Cycles/min Max. 30 Layers (double-up) Max. 50 Layers (double-up)
Size range PassPort 2a PassPort 2b

• Suitable for (electronic) Machine Readable Travel Document (eMRTD) according to ISO and ICAO standards
• High productivity and reliable production in terms of quality and output
• Sophisticated technology for easy operation and maintenance
• Rigid design for increased life expectancy (>30 years)
• Modular layout in order to accomodate various types of passports and future upgrades

Passport 2 basic equipment
• Feeder for sewn layers
• Seam gluing with cold glue
• Feeding of cover material, e-covers and/or chip-inlays
• Laminating of cover material or chip-inlays
• Pressing of layers
• Delivery

Add-on options
• Seam gluing with UV curable glue
• Secondary feeding and secondary lamination station for additional lamination of chip-inlays, to get chip-inlay and cover onto sewn layer in one working step
• Pile press for improved adhesion especially with cold glue
• Chip verification with automatic rejection of defective chip-inlays or e-covers (without interruption of the production process), marking rejects by labeling
• Registration of Chip-UIDs used and other tracking features
• Inline connection to PassPort 1 and PassPort 3
• Optionally PUR hotmelt instead of cold glue

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PassPort 2
PassPort Machine for Laminating

System Solutions - more than a machine

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    PassPort 3

    The layers which have been sewn and laminated in PassPort 1 and 2 are separated into single ups, folded and cut to size in a die cutting station using the PassPort 3 machine.

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    PassPort 4

    After the books have been sewn, laminated and cut to size using the Passport 1, 2 and 3, the PassPort 4 numbers the books with a gothic number and/or a laser perforation.

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  • Good for the customer and the environment

    Equipment for the production of passport and other securities documents comes from the world's leading supplier Kugler-Womako, as well as the innovative and environment-friendly binding machine EcoBinder. In the European Business Journal, Managing Director Christoph Golombek shares insights.
  • New developments in passport manufacture

    For the Australian company Note Printing Australia (NPA), Kugler-Womako GmbH has developed a new variant of its passport machine PassPort 2, the PassPort2 PUR, which uses a polyurethane hot-melt adhesive instead of the traditional glues, and a completely new PassPort chip insertion machine.
  • Passports are always in great demand

    Looking ahead – The future of print and paper. Interview with Christoph Golombek, Managing Director of Kugler-Womako GmbH.
  • Bonding solutions in e-Passports

    In this article, Erwin Herzog describes how adhesives contribute to secure biometric and non-biometric passports during the production and personalisation stage and in daily use, and also why for future passports new adhesives are currently under development.
  • Passport production with optical identification

    Identity cards have to be produced with the same care and degree of forgery proofing as banknotes. The machines used are required to comply with stringent requirements in Terms of precision. A manufacturer of such machinery is Kugler-Womako from Nürtingen, Germany.


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