Floor-Model Folders — Upping the Ante
Compufold Workflow software module allows folding programs to be set up on screen and also creates a job-specific configuration plan for the folder with precise setting instructions for the slitter shafts to guide operators.
Heidelberg's ACC 2.4 digital controller provides control of in-line peripheral devices used for gatefolding, gluing and timed perforations. It can be used with Stahl folding machines and other makes of folders to increase the applications for folding systems.
Profold Inc., in Sebastian, FL, features a compact design in its Model 4040 vacuum-feed, floor-model folder. The company claims to have eliminated the need for a register table by feeding directly into the first parallel fold section, reducing floor space requirements by one-third. The folder is equipped with the company's patented "No-Set-Gap-Set" technology, which simplifies operation by automatically adjusting for product thickness and fold-format changes.
What all these floor-model folding systems have in common is a focus on more efficient, productive operation. That's a smart bet for any business conditions.