The AFC-74 series B1-format folder is the newest in Horizon's expanding line-up of quality-engineered folders that combines simple operation, quick changeover, high production speed, and superior fold quality.
The folder is easy and intuitive to set-up, even without a skilled operator, thanks to the intelligent automation and user-friendly design. A wide variety of fold patterns are automatically set by inputting the sheet size and selecting a fold pattern through the large color touchscreen. 3 different types of feed units can be selected for various work environments: Flat Pile Feeder, Pallet Pile Feeder and Round Pile Feeder.
Flat Pile Feeder :The feed table automatically descends for sheet loading to maintain proper distance between the top of piled sheets and the feed rotor. Maximum pile height is 750 mm / 29.5”.
Pallet Pile Feeder :The pallet feeder unit accepts the piled sheets from the printing press to maximize operator convenience and to minimize production time. Maximum pile height is 1,200 mm / 47.2” (pallet included).
Round Pile Feeder :The round pile feeder unit can feed a wide range of sheets including prefolded, preperforated or prepunched sheets. Continuous loading is available for non-stop production.
A large, color touchscreen control panel is icon-based for userfriendly operation. The graphical touchscreen guides the user through all set-up procedures with ease, and allows fast, easy navigation for all other system operations.
Superior and consistent fold quality is ensured with steel and softformed polyurethane combination rollers. The distance between the foam rubber rings is very narrow. So the overlap of the edges on the upper and lower fold rollers increases, providing exact folding quality.
When folding 8 page or 16 page signatures, it is possible to perform all fi ne adjustments by simply inputting the position of the registration mark on the screen.
Automatic Perforation Shaft Extraction :The perforation shaft can be automatically removed for easier replacement of perforation cutter/slitter.