Folders — The Possibilities Are Endless
Mark Pellman, a sales engineer with the firm, says the folder can be adapted for use with various manufacturers' finishing equipment lines. It operates in-line and accepts stitched booklets for quarter-folding. Furthermore, to complete the adaptation to other manufacturers' equipment, Pellman says Baumfolder developed the new BT22 transfer table to handle height differences between the BF15 folder and the finishing equipment, when needed.
"This folder has an exclusive gear-plate design with specially gapped fold plates to handle the bulk of booklet folding and maintain positive drive," says Pellman.
The floor-model folder also offers various options designed to increase versatility, including the system's new, ergonomic pile height sensor; exit count sensor; exit batch kicker (that automatically kicks a sheet, marking that a batch is completed); and large display screen (for easy viewing from several feet away).
Highlighting Count Machinery's exhibit at DRUPA will be the Swiss-made Count Fold product line, which has been designed around a 14˝ and 18˝ mid-sized folder body. Completely modular in design, the Count Fold features a two-plate or four-plate configuration and has a trim-line body style designed to fit into small areas in the bindery.
Lydia Nastich, marketing and advertising director, says the Count Fold can function as a simple, standalone folder or be extended to create a complete folding line, capable of accommodating many requirements.
"An optional air-fed Z-feed pile feeder helps users breeze through long-run jobs, saving time and money," reports Nastich, who emphasizes that the Count Fold line is constantly being researched and updated, with customer-requested (and required!) improvements incorporated into the design.
In Action at PrintCity
MBO will be introducing several new folding machines, as well as participating in two CIP3 programs, which will feature live workflow presentations (from start to finish), at DRUPA's PrintCity.
An innovative (if not revolutionary!) new concept in trade show exhibitions, PrintCity will combine the efforts and equipment of more than 60 companies—all under one roof. This unique systems approach (rather than individual product demonstrations) will allow visitors to view specific machinery in action—along with all other systems in the workflow—from prepress to finishing.