Take a peek into the future at the MBO Open House

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Take a peek into the future at the MBO Open House

5-6 September 2019

Author: SuperUser Account/Friday, August 9, 2019/Categories: Exhibitions and Events


Planned to tempt appetites before Drupa 2020, MBO is holding an Open House on 5th and 6th of September 2019 where customers can look into the future and see the possibilities of tomorrow. The focus of the event will be on the automation, digitalisation, robotics, networking and Industry 4.0 / Industrial Internal of Things (IIOT). 

As Drupa 2020 is less than a year away, this preview gives visitors all the advantages of a head start where they can see some of the innovations MBO are planning for the event.

The hardware

  • Combi folder MBO K8RS with the new CoBo-Stack
  • Combi folder MBO K80 with the new curved table KT90 and log stacker A10
  • Combi folder MBO K8 with the new CoBo-Stack
  • Buckle folder MBO T800.1 with sheet return device
  • The new buckle folder MBO T50
  • MBO web finishing line with the new unwinder UW23, the new dynamic perforator DPS60, the new web folding units DFT560 and DFW560 and the new CoBo-Stack
  • Rotary Die-Cutter BOGRAMA BSR 550 basic 

    Automated stacking with the MBO CoBo-Stack

It is predicted that in 2020, more than 1.7 million new industrial robots will be installed, taking care of tasks such as handling, assembling and manufacturing products. Within the finishing department, more and more physically demanding tasks are handed over to robots to relieve employees and reutilise their skills more appropriately across company’s.

The MBO CoBo-Stack is a collaborative robot which works directly next to and with its human colleagues. The new, automated CoBo-Stack is revolutionising the labour-intensive, manual stacking of folded signatures, without needing further protective measures such as fences, cages and light barriers. The robot picks up the stacks from the table and deposits them on pallets; greatly reducing the physical effort required. 


MBO's NEW CoBo-Stack, collaborative robot for stacking signatures - Launched at the Baumann Group Open House, the CoBo stack became an instant crowd pleaser


Networked finishing processes

The established and successful MBO Datamanager 4.0, is a software package for production planning and analysis.

Datamanager uses job-specific data (via JDF or REST-API), such as the materials used, the sheet size and the fold types, to optimise the set-up process for the folding machine. Demonstrations will be in realistic production environments covering all folders at the open house. Experience the intuitive handling of the software and release fold jobs by yourself. 


Efficient production through automation and additional features

All five folding machines MBO will be showing at the Open House are equipped with the new M1 control and are automated: the K8RS, K8 and K80 combi folders as well as the T800.1 and T50 buckle fold machines. 

With the T800.1, MBO will be demonstrating the advantages of its sheet return device. It reduces the path between feeder and delivery by around 80%. The K80 features the newly developed KT90 curved table. It deflects folded sheets arriving from the cross-fold area through 90 degrees. As a result, in order to change over from a 16-page to a 32-page production run, the delivery only needs to be moved in one direction. This saves not only set-up time, but also valuable space in the production environment.

MBO's NEW T50 buckle folder with a myriad of options to lower make readies and increase automation.


The new T50 is MBO’s latest B2 buckle folder, able to run at speeds of up to 205m/min bringing MBO’s latest technology to the small format arena. It’s options can give printers and finishers the flexibility of automation or manual without sacrificing make ready times or the quality of the folded products.


Dynamic perforations on the web

Visitors will be able to see how digitally printed paper webs being processed at 250m/min on MBO Digital’s new UW23 unwinder. The 9 unit line also built for peak industrial performance and reliability includes the plough fold station (PFS) and the new DPS60 dynamic perorating station perfect for signatures and direct mail – SVS525C sheeter, along with the DFT560 and the DFW560 for special applications such as gate folds or glue folds are produced. Al delivered onto the MBO A7 high performance stacker and stacked using the new CoBo stack robot. 


Rotary die-cutting with the BOGRAMA BSR 550 basic

The compact and attractively priced BSR 550 basic is structured as an offline solution making it possible to punch widely ranging jobs by means of a simple tool change. Designed specifically for users who want to produce small and medium runs economically and efficiently, it is suitable for die-cutting, kiss-cutting, scoring, perforating and embossing a wide variety of products in both offset and digital printing.

Registration for the MBO Open House

To find out more about the world of networked print finishing with MBO and its partner companies Baumann and Bograma and see all new developments live, please register by 16 August at the latest by sending an e-mail to: openhouse@mbo-folder.com or contact Stuart Bamford at sbamford@friedheim.co.uk or call 01442 206 100.


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