Horizon AFC-746F B1 Pallet-Feed Folder

Standard Horizon

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Computerized Suction Feed Cross Folder

Intelligent automation for ultimate usability. The AFC-764S/746D adds efficiency to the folding process.

The Standard Horizon AFC-746F Large-format Folder includes advanced set-up automation through a user-friendly 10.4” color touch-screen 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 29.1” x 43.3” and as small as 8.3” x 8.3” 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” long can be fed with the continuous feeder. The AFC-746F also contains a new ergonomically friendly slitter shaft removal system, where the operator can remove the perforation shaft automatically for easier blade setting – a quick release lever, internal elevator, and slide out carriage highlight this new feature. A new power stop system, where the transport belt at the knife section selectively slows/stops as the sheet reaches the knife stopper, eliminates bounce-back and damage to the sheet.

Product Details
  • The folder is easy and intuitive to set-up, even without a skilled operator, thanks to the intelligent automation and user-friendly design.
  • 20 fold patterns are automatically set by inputting the sheet size and selecting a fold pattern through the large color touchscreen.
  • Equipped with 6 buckles, 1 cross knife and 2 buckles below the knife to support a wide variety of fold patterns.
  • 3 different types of feed units can be selected for various work environments: Flat Pile Feeder, Pallet Pile Feeder and Round Pile Feeder.
  • High-speed production of 36,000 sheets/hr. (A4 - Parallel Fold) or 11,000 sheets/hr. (625W x 880L mm / 24.6” x 34.6” - 16-page Cross Fold).
  • Fold rollers are constructed with a combination of steel and soft polyurethane for superior grip and sharp, consistent folding.
  • The AFC-746S/746D can be enhanced with JDF workflow from upstream to the postpress using pXnet bindery control system.
  • Up to 42,000 Sheets/hr.
  • Sheet sizes up to 29" x 51"
  • 20 Pre-set Fold Patterns
  • 6 Fold Plates
  • User Friendliness
  • Advanced Automation
  • JDF Workflow Compatibility
  • Color LCD Touchscreen
  • Buckle Fold
  • Knife Fold
  • Perforation
  • Folding Rollers
  • Delivery Conveyor
  • Sheet Transportation
  • Suction Head
  • Feed Rotor
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Machine Structure 6KTTL (6 Buckles + 1st Fold Knife + 2 Buckles below Knife*1 + 2nd Fold Knife)
Sheet Size w/ Flat Pile Feeder 738(W) x 1,100(L) mm (29.055” x 43.310”)
210(W) x 210(L) mm (8.270” x 8.270”)
w/ Pallet Pile Feeder 738(W) x 1,100(L) mm (29.055” x 43.310”)
210(W) x 297(L) mm (8.270” x 11.695”)
w/ Round Pile Feeder 738(W) x 1,300(L) mm (29.055” x 51.180”)
210(W) x 148(L) mm (8.270” x 5.830”)
Sheet Weight Range 35 to 220 gsm
Art/Coated Paper 50 to 232 gsm
Knife Fold Size 1st Knife Max. 738(W) x 550(L) mm (29.0” x 21.6”)
Min. 160(W) x 100(L) mm (6.3” x 4.0”)
2nd Knife Max. 550(W) x 360(L) mm (21.6” x 14.1”)
Min. 160(W) x 100(L) mm (6.3” x 4.0”)
Max. Pile Height w/ Flat Pile Feeder 750 mm (29.5”) [within 600 kg (1,323 lb)]
w/ Pallet Pile Feeder 1,200 mm (47.2”) (pallet included) (Min. height of
pallet is 120 mm / 4.8”) [within 1,000 kg (2,205 lb)]
Belt Speed 30 to 230 m (99 to 754 ft )/min. [Knife Fold : 180 m (590 ft )/min.]
Production Speed 36,000 sheets/hr. [A4 (8.5” x 11”) Parallel Fold]
w/ Flat Pile Feeder 750 mm (29.5”) [within 600 kg (1,323 lb)]
w/ Pallet Pile Feeder 1,200 mm (47.2”) (pallet included) (Min. height of
pallet is 120 mm / 4.8”) [within 1,000 kg (2,205 lb)]
Standard Fold Roller Combination of Soft Polyurethane Foam Rubber and Steel Roller
Roller Gap Adjustment Insert the instructed number of sheets into the gap adjust lever.
Automatic Setup Side Lay Guide, Feed Table Guide, 1st to 6th Buckles, K2 Buckle, 1st and 2nd Knife Stoppers
Fold Patterns Parallel Fold, Short Fold, Open Gate Fold, Accordion Fold, Zigzag (4 panel) Fold, Zigzag (5 panel), Fold, Zigzag (6 panel) Fold, Zigzag (7 panel) Fold, Letter Fold, Roll Fold, Double Parallel Fold, 8-page Cross Fold, 12-page Transformation Fold, 12-page Cross Fold, 16-page Transformation Fold (1), 16-page Cross Fold, 16-page Transformation Fold (2), 24-page Cross Fold, DL Fold (Letter), DL Fold (Accordion)
Job Memory 200 Jobs
Voltage/Frequency 3-Phase 200/220/400V, 50/60Hz
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Optional Accessories
Gluing Unit CGU-50 The gluing unit can produce 8-page or 12-page glued booklets.

Gate Fold Buckle: GFB-74

The gate fold buckle can be setup quickly, with no special skills for precise, accurate closed-gate folding.
Supersonic Detector : USS-74 Optional supersonic detector is available for double feed detection.This detects space between sheets for accurate double feed detection even with a solid black printed sheet.
Front Perforation Unit : FP-74 (FSP-74) This unit permits perforating before folding. An accurate blade drum provides for high-precision micro perforation. Skip perforation unit (FSP-74) is also available.
Strip Trim Device : AF-ST6 Strip trimming after the parallel fold section can be performed using slitters for multiple-up jobs. Stripped width can be adjusted. (3 mm to 10 mm at 1 mm intervals)
Strip Trim Device below 1st Knife : KT-ST6 Strip trimming in the cross fold section can be performed using slitters for multiple-up jobs. Stripped width can be adjusted. (3 mm to 10 mm at 1 mm intervals)
Edgte Trim Device Below 1st Knife: KT-ET6 Segmented rollers below the 1st knife are provided as standard parts. Simply attach the KT-ET6 to trim the open/closed side of glued signatures to complete the booklet (8-page, 12-page).
Blades A wide variety of optional blades are available for various applications.
Mobile Knife Fold Unit: MKU-54
  • The MKU-54 is available as the third knife unit for 32-page folds.
  • The knife unit can pivot 180° to allow fold-up or fold-down flexibility.
Mobile Knife Fold Unit: MKU-54T
  • The MKU-54T is available as the third knife unit for 32-page folds.
  • Two buckles can be attached below the knife (one buckle is standard).
Press Stacker:
PST-40
  • The first rollers remove the air and the second rollers powerfully compress the signatures for reduced bulk and tighter folds.
  • Signatures can be offset separated individually or by group depending on job requirements.
Press Stacker with Pile Delivery: PSX-56
  • Stacked signatures or booklets are delivered to a comfortable height for easy packaging.
  • Applications can be stacked 1-up, 2-up or 3-up for efficient production.
  • Rigid, large diameter rollers apply 1.2 tons of pressure for crisp, tight and flat folds.