Standard Finishing Systems (Booth 1244) is premiering the Standard Horizon AFC-746F large-format folder, with throughput speeds up to 787 feet/minute. The AFC-746F includes advanced set-up automation through a user-friendly 10.4-inch color touchscreen control panel that displays all common fold formats and sheet sizes for easy selection. The folder features quick changeover and fully automated setup with up to 45 automated adjustments including in-feed, roller gap, buckle fold and knife-fold sections.
The AFC-746F is very flexible—with 6 buckle plates + 1st knife + 2 buckles under the knife, one buckle standard + 2nd knife. It handles sheet sizes up to 29.1x43.3 inches and as small as 8.3x8.3 inches with programmable memory for up to 200 different jobs. It includes pile feeder with suction head, and has an optional pallet or continuous feeder for maximum application flexibility. Sheet sizes up to 51 inches long can be fed with the continuous feeder.
To reduce power consumption, protect the environment and reduce operating costs, the AFC-746F uses just 4.6 kW to operate and requires no compressed air. The AFC-746F also contains a new ergonomically friendly slitter shaft removal system, allowing the operator to remove the perforation shaft automatically for easier blade setting—a quick releaser lever, internal elevator, and slide out carriage highlight this feature. A new power stop system eliminates bounce-back and damage to the sheet—the transport belt at the knife section selectively slows/stops as the sheet reaches the knife stopper.