29 Mar 2016
Last two weeks, I have posted articles which introduce UCHIDA friction paper folders.
Then I mentioned that there are two kinds of paper folder: friction type and air suction type. Today’s article will let you know about UCHIDA air suction paper folder model AeroFold.
How to fold is same way as friction paper folder. AeroFold also has folding rollers as well as friction models.
As for friction paper folder, sheets are delivered by feed rollers. Then a piece of sheet will be delivered until it reaches at stopper in folding table, then paper will be folded as you set.
AeroFold has air suction system I said. What is the difference between friction type and air suction type?
As I mentioned, friction type has feed rollers which touched the surface of the sheets. It means, surface of the paper might be scratched by these rollers.
AeroFold has an air suction upper belt. After you stacked the paper and press start button, one sheet would be attached to this belt by air. Then it is delivered by air suction belt. In the process of the paper feeding, it does not require rollers. That’s why the surface of the paper would not be scratched. And also AeroFold has an air blower. Thanks to it, we can prevent paper double feed.
How does it work: air suction feed? Let’s think in case you would fold these kinds of papers as below.
For example, coated paper would be used for a cover of leaflet, brochure and so on. Its surface is more slippery than copy papers. If you would fold this kind of paper with friction paper folder, the paper slipping will be occurred frequently. Paper slipping would make paper folding position incorrect. As I mentioned, AeroFold will delivery papers without rollers but air suction belt. That’s why coated papers would be fold with accuracy and no-damaged by AeroFold.
This kind of paper is also really slippery. It is usually used for flyers for example. Flyers are coated and thin paper, it often has static. Static between papers causes that papers are adhered. Adhered papers might be delivered together: it is paper double feed. AeroFold has an air blower, it helps that papers would be separated.
In this article, I would like to introduce one of optional accessories: Perforation unit.
I said above, flyers would be folded by AeroFold with accuracy and stably. For examples flyers like supermarket, drug store, delivery pizza shop and so on, these often has a discount coupons which can be teared off and used instantly. With this perforation unit for AeroFold, you can give a perforation by passing through. If you have an AeroFold and Perforation unit, these adds more value for materials.
|Paper size||120(W)x210(L) mm - 330(W)x488(L) mm /
4.72"(W)x8.27"(L) - 13.00"(W)x19.20"(L)
|Paper weight||52.3 gsm - 160 gsm / 35.30 lbs - 108.1 lbs
(Up to 230 gsm / 155.3 lbs for single fold)
|Max. stacking capacity||500 sheets (80 gsm / 54.10 lbs paper)|
|Paper quality||Offset paper, copy paper, recycle paper, art paper, coated paper|
|Folding speed||2,500 to 15,000 sheets / hr. in 5 steps
(80 gsm / 54.10 lbs paper, single fold)
|Auto fold pattern setting||Single, letter, zigzag, double parallel, fold-out and gate fold|
|Paper feeding system||Upper belt suction feeding system|
|Memory||30 kinds / 18 kinds (US ver.) for standard paper sizes and folding patterns ,
3 kinds for odd size paper
|Auto paper size detection||A3, A4, A5, B4 and B5|
|Paper ejection system||Automatically changed for 8 paper sizes and folding patterns|
|Additional features||Batch function, paper jam detection, slant adjustment, automatic feed table elevation|
|Dimensions / Net weight||1,170(W)x700(D)x650(H) mm, 70 kg /
46.10"(W)x27.60"(D)x25.60"(H), 155.60 lbs
|Error detection||Empty feed, no paper, paper jam, stacker full, incorrect table setting|
|Options||Perforation unit (micro perforation), scoring unit|
Next week, I would introduce some case studies of AeroFold in Japan.
With UCHIDA, your future of business must be bright!
(Written by Ryo)