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Conservation Copy Stand 6545


This unique book cradle is designed to facilitate the digital capture of fragile, restricted opening volumes. The Conservation Copy Stand was invented, and is built by Manfred Mayer of The University Library, Graz, Austria

Technical details
Base Rack: dimensions approx: 178 x 81 x 81 cm
Tilting Frame: for camera weights up to 12 Kg. Adjustable from vertical to 45° by remote control and driving e-motor. The camera must be moved parallel to the spine of the book by hand.
Camera Frame: Movable in x-direction, parallel to the lines of the page by remote control and driving motor.
Z-Frame: Adjustable distance between object and camera lens ~ 35 to 117 cm
Suction Support: For books with max. page height 62 cm. For miniature books a smaller suction device is available.
Book Cradle: For volumes up to 62 x 45 cm (= dimension of book covers). It has a soft surface, independently adjustable angle of boards, and adjustable gutter.
Control Unit: Powers all electric motors, complete with all cables and connections.
Laser: A 'Class A' Laser 1-3 mW beam is employed to align the position of the book precisely
Suction Unit: Easy movable and silent. 22 Kg. 60 x 55 x 71 cm. Includes flexible tube, 6 Mt. long. A remote control unit, mounted to the suction support, reduces the suction during turning of the pages.

Most mechanical parts are made of anodized aluminium (anthrazite powder coated). All parts are designed to give the most reliable operation
The CCS 6545 can easily be dismantled to basic modules for transport.
The camera system is custom-fitted to each stand. Customer supplied camera systems may be fitted or a complete digital solution provided.
To prevent vibration of the camera device during scanning or photographic exposure, the floor must be very stable

Technical specifications
Approx. dimensions: (l x w x h) 230 x 115 x 270 cm / 90 x 45 x 107 inches
Approx. weight: 80 kg /140 lbs
Min. space needed: (l x w x h) 4.2 x 3 x 2.7 mt / 154 x 10 x 9 ft
Max. dimension of book cover: (h x w) 65 x 45 cm / 26 x 18 inches
Max. thickness of book: 13 cm / 5 inches (greater optional)
Max dimension of sheets (e.g. copperplate engravings) : (h x w) 65 x 100 cm / 26 x 40 inches
Electric Supply: 220 - 240 V 5A