Heidelberg Presents New Family of Stahlfolder Buckle Plate, Combination Folders
HEIDELBERG, GERMANY—April 9, 2014—Frequently in folding the margins are minimal for print shops and book binders, however, the demands on productivity, folding accuracy and quick change over are continuously increasing. The new Stahlfolder BH/CH family from Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) now offers high productivity and Heidelberg quality at a lower cost. The attractively priced buckle plate folders (BH-models) and combination folders (CH-models) are based on proven, technically solid technology and are available in 56, 66, 78 and 82 centimeter widths. The new machines are targeted to existing Stahlfolder TH/KH customers who are looking for lower cost additional capacity or to customers who are looking for a low cost start in professional folding, in order to be able to ensure added value and quality control in their own production flows.
The new Stahlfolder BH/CH machines are characterized by automation options which are designed to be easy to use and the same operator-friendly touchscreen control, the users have been familiar with for many years to guide them safely and easily through all process steps. The folding roller gaps and buckle plate stops can be set and stored automatically with a new job. This reduces set up times, and repeat orders can be reproduced any time quickly and precisely with the original set values. Moreover, the automation makes the operation of the machine a lot easier as many adjustments can be done in parallel which relieves the operator.
The new BH/CH machines can be custom-tailored with various options and modules as e.g. automation, feeder types or configurations of fold units. The Stahlfolder BH-machines are available with up to four folding stations. For the CH models the cross-fold variants KL, KTL and—additionally in the 78 working width—the cross fold variants KLL and KTLL are available. The machines can optionally be equipped with flat pile feeder, round continuous feeder or pallet feeder.
Proven fold technique provides security of investment
The new machines are based on the proven Stahlfolder TH/KH series. The Stahlfolder TH/KH folders, the most successful industrial folders worldwide since 2004 are now complemented with the lower cost BH/CH models. The new BH/CH Stahlfolders use the same essential components such as the Extra Grip folding rollers, the proven Tremat sheet separation and the nonslip gear drive. They are suitable for multiple applications in commercial and signature production, their operation is as easy and they provide a proven fold quality.
Stahlfolder BH/CH machines use the proven MCT-control (MCT = Modular Control Technology) of Heidelberg so that they are compatible with already existing Heidelberg deliveries. In the future the customers can also utilize the large variety of Stahlfolder units and additional functions with extended requirements.
Like any other Heidelberg folders, the new BH/CH models are available with EC-conform safety installations which correspond to European safety standards.