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Tornado Autopunch EX®

Tornado Autopunch EX®

As low at $634 per month with a 60 month lease option.

U.L. and C.E. Approved

The Rhin-O-Tuff® Tornado Autopunch EX is an industry breakthrough system that uses BDT Print Media’s advanced media handling technology to automatically feed, collate, punch and deliver offset book stacks ready for binding in a single platform.

The system will save binding service providers an average of 40% in process efficiency, dramatically reducing overall costs. Handling the widest range of media in the industry, the system delivers unparalleled flexibility and enables concurrent binding operations. Perfect for on-demand, short runs the system includes easy programmable job set-up, monitoring and changeovers.

Rhin-O-Tuff Tornado Autopunch EX’s Unique Features and Benefits

World’s First Automated Collating Punch using Patented BDT Tornado Technolog

A single off-line automated collation and punching platform to meet the needs of your on-demand print environment with a quick return on investment.

Advanced Media Handling Technology

Powered by BDT’s patented Tornado Technology to separate, lift and transport the widest range of media, including printed media and other book components like covers, tabs and inserts reliably minimizing downtime.

Widest Media Range in the Industry

The system handles media from 60gsm – 312gsm, including light porous/heavy coated print media and specialty binding media like plastics, vinyl, and textures.

Automated Interposing of Covers/Index Tabs/Inserts

Two Interposer Bins hold up to .75” (19mm) of media, auto-collating front/back covers, inserts and index tabs into the book stack prior to punching. No manual collation required.

Accommodates Mixed Media Run on Digital/Offset Printers

High-Capacity Main Bin holds up to 2500 sheets, including mixed media*.

“Patent-Pending” Paper Accumulation Technology

Designed to accumulate covers, tabs and document sheets and auto-adjust the punch lifts depending on the type of media being run for maximum punching performance.

Heavy-Duty Auto-Punch Technology

Proven Rhin-O-Tuff technology punches up to 10,800 sheets per hour, improving throughput.

Offset Book Stacks Ready for Binding

Book stacks exit collated and ready for binding, enabling operator’s to start the binding process while the punching job is still running, saving time and labor.

Machine Specifications



Die Set Specifications

U.S. and International


F.A.Q. Videos

What is the TAP EX’s advantage over other Auto Punches?

What are the TAP EX's key specifications?

How do I program and load the TAP EX for a job with covers?

How do I load the machine for a job with index tabs?

What is the Collate Only mode?

How do I load the TAP EX when using transparent covers (PVC, Plastic) or other challenging media?

How do I start concurrent binding operations while the TAP Ex is mid-job?