Kirtas Kabis IIIW book scannerKirtas KABIS IIIW

Quality results are the primary objective of any book digitization project. Quality includes high resolution full color (24 bit) images, high accuracy OCR, comprehensive metadata, and comprehensive book integrity. Achieving this will allow the output images to reach their fullest capability and potential both now and in the future.

Scan just once– to save forever.


The Kirtas KABIS IIIW Difference

The new KABIS IIIW system continues the Kirtas tradition by providing the SmartCradle™ with state-of-the-art automatic book centering that increases post-processing productivity while providing for gentler handling of the material being scanned. The 110 degree cradle  position is optimal for low stress book positioning and is ideal for fragile and rare books. Air flows and Enhanced Page Separator combine to achieve page separation and the newest SureTurn™ robotic arm with its vacuum head will gently lift and reliably turn the page. Within the vacuum head is our Page Edge Sensor technology to detect multi-page or no-page lift conditions and automatically take programmable corrective action. The result is full book content integrity and quality. The newest KABIS Manager Plus (KM+) software provides a simple user interface to let you start digitizing quickly. The new interface provides easier monitoring of page capture and management for accuracy.

Product Details

  • Quality, high-speed (2,890 pages per hour) capture
  • Patented SmartCradle™ dynamic book handler
  • Low-stress support for rare, fragile documents
  • Robotics that support the phrase “gentler than the human hand”
  • SureTurn™ robotic arm uses vacuum system to gently lift and turn one page at a time
  • Digitize 3 & 4 ring notebooks and spiral bound documents
  • KABIS Manager Plus (KM+) retrieves available descriptive and technical metadata and creates MARC records, DublinCore, METS, & MODS files

Technical Specifications

OPERATION   Automatic, Semi-automatic, Manual
CYCLE SPEED   Up to 2,890 images per hour
TONE   24-bit Color, JPG or CR2
 CAPTURE    Two 30.2 megapixel Canon Cameras and lenses for 300, 325, 400, 500, or 600 optical DPI
(book size & lens dependent)
 PAGE SIZE   300dpi or 325dpi up to 11 x 14″ (285mm x 355mm)
400dpi up to 9 x 12″ (A4)
600dpi up to 6 x 9″   (A5) 4.5” x 7” minimum (11.5 x 17.8 cm), automated mode
 PAPER    13–80 lb (49–300 gsm)
 BINDING    Up to 4” (10 cm)
 DIMENSIONS   33” x 32” x 47” (W x D x H)
84 x 82 x 121 cm (W x D x H)
 ACCURACY   Page Edge Sensor, Enhanced Page Separator
 WEIGHT   200 lbs (91 kg) approx.
 POWER   Standard 110-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
15 Amp Receptacle
  • File Output from LIMB:  Color, grayscale, bitonal TIFF, JPEG, JP2, PDF, PDF/A, BMP, JPEG or CR2 etc., METS compliant
  • File Output with LIMB and OCR added: METS/ALTO compliant, txt
  • LIMB interpolation up to 600dpi
 CONTROLLER    Dual core processor
1 TB hard drive
Gigabit Ethernet card
Windows 10 64 bit OS
22” Wide Screen Monitor
Mini keyboard & mouse
 INCLUDED   KABIS Manager Plus (KM+) software
KABIS Controller
Monitor arm mount and keyboard shelf
Barcode scanner
Small book extension kit
Foot pedal
Enhanced Page Separator
Page Edge Sensor
 OPTIONAL   Height-adjustable, ergonomic table
LIMB™ Imaging Software
LIMB™ Desktop Software
LIMB™ Server Software
LIMB™ Workstation 16 computer
LIMB™ Server 16 Computer
100mm Macro Lens (2 required)
Manufactured and assembled in North America