Baum 20 VFM Versatile Finishing Modules


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The BAUM 20 VFM is a unique design that includes finishing modules that can be placed in-line with other equipment or offline with other VFM modules in order to provide complete finishing solutions.

The BAUM 20 VFM design incorporates the already well proven robustness and superior features of the popular BAUM 20 Pile feed 1st, 2nd and 3rd station folders.

The VFM 20 can handle light to heavy weight stocks. One big advantage of the VFM 20 series is the ability to score, slit and perforate heavier stocks without creating any curl in the sheet that is found when trying to run heavy stocks through a buckle folder to perform the same tasks.

On the BAUM 20 VFM, the stocks stay straight and flat as they travel through the slitter shafts versus the back-bending of a buckle folding machine as the heavier sheets try to conform to the radius of the folding rollers.

Each BAUM 20 VFM unit has three sets of removable cartridge slitter shaft assembles that use the same tooling as the BAUM 20 folders.

The three slitter shaft design provides superior sheet control and alignment for multiple applications. This allows you to do multiple lines of scoring and perforating in a single pass. The three shaft design allows you to place your perforations and/or scores much closer together than on a single shaft design.

The BAUM VFM 20 series provides you with up to three versatile finishing modules that adapt to other BAUM products and to other manufacturers products to provide complete finishing solutions.

Since the 20VFM utilizes rotary scoring and perforating verses strike scoring and or perforating is much faster and more versatile. This with reduce your scoring and perforating costs considerably.

Some of the applications that can be done on the VFM 20 include: 

  • Single or Multiple Lines of Scoring
  • Single or Multiple Lines of Perforating
  • Micro-Perforating
  • Timed Perforating
  • Edge Trimming
  • Center Slitting
  • Gutter Slitting
  • Timed Slitting
  • And More!
The BAUM 20VFM-1P 1st station module with pile feeder register, and scoring unit can be used with a BAUM CF20 Folder allowing you to do scoring, slitting, perforating and folding heavy weight stock all in one pass. The CF20 can handle heavier weight stocks due to its large diameter fold rolls and gear plate drive for the fold rolls.

The Baum 20 VFM series modules can be adapted to operate with the following equipment: 

  • Baum CF20 Folder
  • Baum 20 8-Page Folder
  • Baum 20 16-Page Folder
  • Baum Mobile Delivery Stackers
  • Baum 20 RCS Receding Stacker
  • Baum MILT 20
  • Baum MIRT 20
The VFM series can also be adapted to: 
  • UV Coaters
  • Laminators
  • And More!

The 20 VFM-1P 1st station module with pile feeder register, scoring unit can also be used in conjunction with the standard Baum 20 2nd station 8-page folder for light to medium weight stocks. The BAUM 20 VFM 2nd and 3rd station modules can be placed in line with other machines to provide accuracy, higher production, and labor savings.These modules can be independently powered and adjusted to various heights. BAUM delivery stackers can also be placed at the exit end to collect the finished products.

  • Single of Multiple Lines of Scoring
  • Single or Multiple Lines of Perforating
  • Micro-Perforating
  • Knockout Perforating
  • Timed Perforating
  • Edge Trimming
  • Center Slitting
  • Gutter Slitting
  • Timed Slitting
  • And More!
Specifications VFM-1P 1st Station
Max. Sheet Size (Standard Pile Feeder) 20.5" Wide x 33" Long
Max. Sheet Size (Optional Pile Feeder Extension Kit) 20.5" Wide x 36" Long
Min. Sheet Size 4" Wide x 6" Long
Pile Feeder Stack Height 25"
Feeder Design Top Feed/Air Vacuum
Mobile NO
Number of Slitter Shafts 3
Slitter Shaft Diameter 1-1/8"
Speed 8200 ipm
Controls PLC Touch Screen with Color Pictograph
Electrical 220/1/60 or 220/3/60 or 380-415/3/50
Total Counter Standard
Batch Counter Standard