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Jan 1, 2010 12:00 AM
Modular folding machine
Standard's (Andover, MA) Horizon AF-566T4F buckle folder debuted at PRINT 09. The fully automated six plus four-buckle folder accepts sheets up to 21.9 × 34 inches. Precise stepper motors drive end stops and fold plates to the exact location for the sheet size and fold style selected. Up to 200 custom jobs can be stored in memory with automated makeready in as little as 14 seconds. See www.sdmc.com.
Folds like a knife
Duplo Corp. (Santa Ana, CA) has added a knife fold attachment to its DC-645/DC-615 slitter/cutter/creaser and DC-445 creaser range. Applications include greeting cards, CD covers, tent cards, brochures and leaflets. The attachment’s two knife folds support parallel fold applications such as letter and gatefolds. With a speed of up to 50 spm, the folder matches Duplo’s creaser capabilities. See www.duplousa.com.
Automatic tabletop folder
MBM Corp.’s (North Charleston, SC)1500S automatic programmable air suction folder is preprogrammed for six standard folds (30 more can be stored in memory) and targets digitally printed and coated stocks. Also new: Creasematic 150 and Auto 50 programmable creasers. See www.mbmcorp.com.
Goodbye, guillotine cutter
Rollem’s suction-fed Advantage transforms press sheets to finished products in one step. The scoring, slitting, trimming and perforating system can run inline with 8-page folders, inkjets and gluing systems. Applications include short to midrun digital and offset jobs. See www.rollemusa.com.
Trust-Franklin Press (Pittsburgh) recently added a Standard Horizon AFC-566FKT automated floor-model folder. “The intelligent automation gives us ultra-fast changeovers, drastically reducing our set-up labor on short runs,” says Gary Friedman, president of Trust-Franklin. “We're saving time, improving quality and reducing spoilage.” An icon-based color touchscreen provides fast, automated set-up and allows for instant recall of regular jobs from memory. See www.standardfinishing.com.