Folders - MBO

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  • Full range of MBO folding machine solutions
  • Choice of small to large formats
  • Fully automatic and standard machines
  • Designed for speed, accuracy and cost efficiencies
  • Most productive folding technology available
  • Fold flat sheets from 105 x 105 mm to 1420 x 2050 mm
  • Fully automatic versions allow setting up of repeat jobs in minutes
  • More output and more efficiency

When it comes to folding Friedheim International represents one of the leading specialists in the world - MBO - a company that has been a reliable partner to the print finishing industry for more than 40 years!  MBO is renowned for its innovative approach and solutions to the sheet folding process.

 

The K8 achieves absolute precision and outstanding productivity because of numerous MBO premium features integrated in this machine: NAVIGATOR Control for safe transportation of sheets and easy handling, VACUKNIFE folding knife for smallest possible sheet gaps, patented slitter shaft cassette MWK for short set-up times etc. The optional SUPER-KTZ configuration which enables an even wider range of various folding styles adds more flexibility. Further extensions to enhance performance: the mobile Z 2 knife folding unit for fourfold task.  Due to the pneumatic drive the cross fold knife VACUKNIFE allows a frequency of 40,000 cycles/h.

The open cross and threefold section and the waste paper ejector complete the user-friendliness of the K8 Perfection and make it the ideal partner for standard production as well as for the production of time-consuming and complex products.


K8 Perfection

The K8 Perfection is also able to produce complicated products and folding layouts with absolute precision. This technical perfection is achieved due to the integration of numerous MBO specific features ensuring highest output and excellent quality as well as maximum comfort and shortest set-up times because of the unique possibility of full automation.


K8 RS

  • Fitted with standard K8 series equipment, plus:
  • Modified Suction Head: Vaculift RS
  • Double Vacubelt: Twin-Belt
  • More powerful drive motor
  • Jam detector with auto-shutdown prevents roller damage
  • Sheet stop as device for wasted sheet incl. electronic double sheet control (ultra-sound)
  • FP 800/120 palletized feeder with pile-lowering device FLS

The M80 from MBO is the folding machine of the future. It can adapt perfectly to the changing environment of your business and today’s market. The M80 is the worlds ONLY fully adaptable folder, giving you the flexibility to install “add-on” components after the initial purchase in order to meet new job requirements.

If a new job structure arrives and demands more out of your machine the M80 requires only a reconfiguration to meet the new demands. Is it a Buckle Folding Machine or a Combi folding Machine? Thanks to the modular design of the M80 you now have the flexibility to do either.

Basic Module M80 – at a glance

  • 4 fold plates, optional 6 plates - can be reconfigured after initial purchase to higher numbers.
  • Slitter shaft cassette optional - can be reconfigured after initial purchase
  • Pre-slitter shaft optional - can be reconfigured after initial purchase
  • Sheet alignment via ball rail alignment system, VIVAS (Vacuum infeed belts) optional


Optional Equipment

  • Cross fold - KB80/KBT80
  • Reconfiguration to cross fold module possible – even after initial purchase
  • High precision folding knife technology – adjustable without tools
  • Energy efficient single motor drive
  • SUPER –KTL-configuration with separate high quality slitter shafts
  • On the fly front sheet stop adjustments possible
  • Low maintenance belt drive


Cross Fold with Three Fold - KB80 + DB60

  • Reconfiguration to cross fold with three fold module possible – even after initial purchase
  • High precision folding knife technology – adjustable without tools
  • Energy efficient single motor drive
  • On the fly front sheet stop adjustments possible
  • Low maintenance belt drive


Folding Unit II - FW80-2

  • 4 buckle plates, optional 6 buckle plates - can be reconfigured even after initial purchase
  • HIGH-SPEED GUIDE optional
  • Slitter shaft cassette MWK optional - can be reconfigured possible
  • Pre-slitter shaft optional - can be reconfigured after initial purchase


Folding Unit II + Folding Unit III - FW80-2 + FW60-3

  • 4 buckle plates, optional 6 buckle plates - can be reconfigured even after initial purchase
  • HIGH-SPEED GUIDE optional
  • Slitter shaft cassette MWK optional - can be reconfigured possible
  • Pre-slitter shaft optional - can be reconfigured after initial purchase


Pile Feeder - F80-Feeder

  • Ideal for small runs and frequent setups
  • Feeder table lowering device FLS
  • Frontal sheet aeration and VACUSTAR feeder head
  • Hinged feeder head mechanism


Palletised Feeder - FP80-Feeder

  • Loading from behind of from the side
  • Feeder table lowering device FLS
  • Frontal sheet aeration and VACUSTAR feeder head
  • Hinged feeder head mechanism


Continuous Feeder - R80-Feeder

  • Nonstop production
  • Frontal air blast system and side air ventilation
  • Ergonomic loading height
  • Short set-up times


Sheeter - S80

  • Rotary scissor cutting principal
  • Consistent precise cut accuracy and quality
  • Variable and step less adjustable format and chip out size
  • Inline or Offline configuration possible

B 26/B 30 Efficiency

Unlimited in variability and efficiency.

  • High efficiency thanks to an attractive cost/performance ratio
  • Well-proven MBO components for constant quality and long lifetime
  • Simple construction for optimal operability
  • Simple machine controller MS
  • Low maintenance

 
As Efficiency models, the B 26 and B 30 present themselves efficiently and with good quality results – perfect for standard production.  With additional or alternative equipment features, the quality, performance and process stability of your buckle folding machine may even be further extended.  VIVAS extension: As an alternative to the conventional suction wheel/ball rail version, the VIVAS infeed and alignment system with its high


The B 26 and B 30 belong to the Efficiency Series. It is the solution for high (standard) print runs and rare

Changeover – ideally suited for enterprises processing jobs with more or less identical folding types.

  • Belt drive for long maintenance-free lifetime and smooth production
  • Extremely quiet operation for relaxed working
  • Auto-tensioning elements ensure that controlling and readjusting are no longer necessary

The T 535 Perfection – Perfectly in tune with today’s high standards of quality.

The first high-end buckle folding machine in the 50 x 70 cm format size including Perfection features.
The co-ordinated hardware/software concept guarantees trouble-free operation at peak efficiency.


  • Short set-up times due to an integrated automation package
  • Individual equipment with Perfection features
  • Highest possible flexibility for adjustments to individual job structures
  • High-quality folding results thanks to sophisticated MBO technology and design
  • Reliability and product security thanks to long service life and endurance stability
  • VARIO Control – the latest generation of MBO operator controls


The T 535 Perfection combines the attractive price-performance ratio of the Efficiency series with the operating comfort of an automated machine and the features of the Perfection series. Since significantly reduced set-up times are achieved due to the integrated standard automation the T 535 Perfection is perfectly suitable for customers with a lot of different short print runs.



T 1020/T 1120 Perfection Folding XL style.

Size is not the only thing that matters. Perfection is also important.
More flexibility desired: The newly developed transfer table with an alternating deflector and waste paper ejector are applied in the T 1120 Perfection.

As convincing as the performance features: the folding results.

  • Short changeover times, e.g. due to automated buckle plates and slitter shaft cassette MWK
  • High productivity with Perfection quality
  • Broad range of folding types for more flexibility
  • Absolutely marking-free production of sensitive, freshly printed products
  • Double stream extension possible for higher output and reduced cutting costs

All models of the Perfection series basically stand for the highest possible folding performance and maximum output.

MBO folding machines and features are orientated on the users – both regarding practical requirements and the variety of the paper medium. Convenience plays a major role. The simpler the processes and workflows, the more efficient becomes production. With their high performance and excellent quality, the T 1020 and T 1120 Perfection provide the ideal preconditions for highest productivity.

T 460 Small, compact, great.

Despite its compact design firmly established in terms of productivity.
Easy operation for optimal handling.

Standard equipment and options

  • High productivity thanks to well-proven MBO features
  • Robust construction for long lifetime
  • Simple construction for optimal operability
  • Compact size for restricted installation space

The buckle folding machine T 460 is the greatest for small 46 x 66 cm formats. The easy-to-handle machine is ideally suited for printing houses and bookbinderies that want to save space and, at the same time, achieve a high productivity when further processing DIN A3 and DIN A2 products (4 pages, 6 pages, gatefolds or folding end sheets).


Small but powerful: the T 460. By the standard integration of MBO components especially developed for this format range, the T 460 achieves high efficiency, short changeover times and a continuously excellent folding quality, despite its small size.

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Hemel Hempstead, HP2 4TT
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