Floor-Model Folders — A Fold in Time
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The new Standard Horizon AFC-544AKT folder features automated setup through a user-friendly touchscreen. Up to 100 different job settings can be stored in memory, and automated makeready is accomplished in as few as 13 seconds. The feeding section combines a rotary vacuum feeder with a suction head for efficient feeding of a wide range of stock, for sheet sizes up to 21.2x 29.5˝.
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The MBO B21 folding machine is available with the standard MS control with automated suction range and sheet gap. Also offered as an option is the MC (micro-processor) control that monitors and controls miss-feeds, jams and sheet length. The top-of-the-line is the Rapidset version that is fully computerized with automatic fold plate adjustments that can be linked to the MBO Datamanager and is CIP-3/4 compliant.
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The Baum 15GSL floor-model pile folder is offered with the GSL automatic fold roller tensioning, HDN gear-drive system, toner-release precision urethane rolls, pile air feeder, diagnostic messages, as well as built-in total and batch counting. Handles up to 15x23˝ sheet sizes.
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The TD 52, from Heidelberg USA, is designed to handle even the shortest runs. The folder can compress turnaround time between jobs dramatically by automatically positioning side guides and buckle plate positions. A read-out on the operating panel also provides positionings for slitting, scoring and perforating blade, plus fold roller settings. Even a novice operator can follow these easy steps.
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The Model 4040 vacuum feed folder, from Profold, features patented "no-set-gap-set" technology, where gap setting is eliminated. Prothane Fast Track Grooved fold rollers provide long life and tight folds. Maximum throughput of 40,000 sph with 81⁄2x11˝, 20-lb. stock. Equipped with stacking tray capacity of 1,000 sheets. Bottom vacuum feeder allows continuous reloading and operation, and eliminates the need for a register table by feeding directly into the first parallel fold section.