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PassPort 3

PassPort Machine for Gold Foil Embossing, Folding and Die-cutting

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.

The passport covers can be gold embossed. All styles of passports and e-passports can be manufactured by combining PassPort 3 with our PassPort 1, 2 and 4 machines.

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PassPort 3
Cycles/min Max. 50 Booklets
Size range max. 3 mm; 224 - 330 mm; 140 - 246 mm PassPort 3a max. 6 mm; 105 - 210 mm; 65 - 120 mm PassPort 3b


  • 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 3 basic equipment
  • Feeding of sewn and laminated layers
  • Separating cut into single ups
  • Creasing station with optional heating
  • Folding
  • Spine pressing station with optional heating
  • Die-cutting
  • Delivery
Ablauf PassPort3

Add-on options

  • Gold embossing with turning of the passport
  • Quality control of gold embossing by camera with automatic rejections
  • Chip verification with fully automated rejection of defect chips without interrupting of production
  • Registration of chip-UIDs used and other tracking features
  • Vertical book delivery, magazine outfeed

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PassPort 3
PassPort Machine for Gold Foil Embossing, Folding and Die-cutting

System Solutions: More Than a Machine

    • Passport Machine: PassPort 1
    • Passport Machine: PassPort 1 Details
    • Passport Machine: PassPort 1 camera light
    • Passport Machine: PassPort 1 Endproduct

    PassPort 1

    The PassPort 1 machine binds passport or saving books by collating and sewing together different components. The machine is equipped with sewing machines for chain and/or interlock stitching.

    • PassPort-2R-web
    • Passport Machine: PassPort2 Endproducts
    • PUR gluing nozzle

    PassPort 2R

    The PassPort 2R machine laminates covers/e-covers/chip-inlays onto sewn layers and/or covers on inlays to produce e-covers.

    • Passport Machine: PassPort 4
    • Passport Machine: PassPort 4 Endproduct
    • Passport Machine: PassPort 4 Endproduct
    • Passport Machine: PassPort 4 Reversing Wheel & Punching

    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.

News & professional articles
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    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.
  • 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.


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