Heidelberg Releases New Stahlfolder CH 56 Folding Machine

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Heidelberg has released the new Stahlfolder CH 56 KT Folding Machine that performs professional folding for short and medium offset and digital runs.

The new intelligent automation technology used in the Stahlfolder CH 56 KT auto folding machine simplifies setup and minimises job throughput times. Its automated parallel folding unit with buckle plates and folding rollers is accompanied for the first time in this format by an automated cross-fold unit.

The Stahlfolder CH 56 KT auto folding machine will be available worldwide from April 2015. The machine has been designed to enable customers to achieve the best possible folding results for flyers in 50 x 70 format. Its major advantage is the especially easy-to-use, end-to-end intelligent automation.

The Stahlfolder CH 56 KT auto uses the same user-friendly touchscreen controls that thousands of customers have become accustomed to over the years. Its intelligent automation achieves very short makeready times. The automated parallel folding unit with buckle plates and folding rollers is accompanied for the first time in this format by an automated cross-fold unit.

The operator only needs to enter the new job on the touchscreen for the front edge stop in the cross-fold unit to automatically move into position. The buckle plate and folding rollers are set to the right format and grammage. This simplifies the operator’s work enormously when setting up small folding jobs in particular, as there is no need for any manual intervention.

Customers will also value the speed with which the folding job is completed and the last sheet stacked on the pallet. In one hour, the new Stahlfolder CH 56 KT auto folding machine could easily complete five repeat folding jobs of 500 to 1000 copies each.

The machine will appeal to customers looking to produce short runs in B2 format cost effectively and in the shortest possible time, while still ensuring added value and quality control as part of their own offset and/or digital production processes.

The Stahlfolder CH 56 folding machine can be customised with various options and modules to meet the customer’s individual wishes, for example with two feeder types and four or six buckle plates in the parallel folding unit.

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