The two folding machine manufacturers GUK and MB Bäuerle have developed a complex system for the efficient multiple-up inline production of greeting cards as part of a customer project. With the inline arrangement of the modules the customer has been able to triple the output of his products compared with the previously used processing procedure. The modular design also makes it possible to realise without any problems a large number of other machine and manufacturing constellations to achieve maximum flexibility for the user.
Sheet separation takes place by means of the flat pile feeder FSA 52 which features a high stacking capacity. After that the sheets are transferred to the alignment table ART 24 before they are creased in the Pit Stop WF FM-Speed creasing machine. The alignment of the sheets before creasing ensures maximum processing accuracy. The edges are trimmed in the subsequent cutting module SM 54 before the head and tail of the sheets are trimmed in the second cutting module SM 54 and the greeting cards are separated. The cut cards are then folded to their final format in the fully automatic fold unit prestigeFOLD NET 52. This fold unit is characterised by its fully automatic setting features. All the important modules such as alignment rail, fold plates, fold rollers and deflectors are automatically set up by means of the centrally placed touch screen panel. The integrated job memory also allows the quick processing of repetitive jobs, thus reducing set-up times to a minimum.