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Horizon AFC-744AKT Paper Folder

Horizon AFC-744AKT Paper Folder

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Horizon AFC-744AKT Suction Feed Folder

Computerized Cross Folder

The Horizon AFC-744AKT Paper Folder is part of Horizon's expanding line-up of quality-engineered folders. This automated product line combines simple operation, quick changeover, high production speed, and superior fold quality.

The Standard Horizon AFC-744AKT computer-controlled folder combines superior feeding and registration with touch-screen control. An operator can select from 14 pre-set folds or set up to 100 custom folds, all with touch screen ease. The paper folder can handle a wide range of papers up to a maximum sheet width of 29.1”, at speeds up to 36,000 sheets per hour. With fully automated set-up, user-friendly graphical interface, and legendary Horizon construction and reliability, the AFC-744AKT is ideally suited to the most challenging production environments.

Horizon AFC-744AKT Paper Folder Details

  • The AFC-744A/744S is equipped with a large, icon-based touch-screen for user-friendly operation, automated fold plate and sheet guide adjustments driven by stepper motors, high-speed belts (230 m/min.), and the highest level of precision engineering for top quality folding.
  • The AFC-744A/744S also offers Horizon's advanced rotary vacuum feed system, for fast, smooth feeding of various stock types.
  • 3 different types of feed units can be selected for various work environments: Flat Pile Feeder, Pallet Pile Feeder and Round Pile Feeder.
  • Fold rollers are constructed with a combination of steel and soft polyurethane for superior grip and sharp, consistent folding.
  • The knife guide can be fine-tuned in the range of +/-0.5 mm. (Only AFC-744S)

Horizon AFC-744AKT Paper Folder Specifications

  • Up to 36,000 Sheets/hr.
  • Sheet Sizes up to 29" x 51"
  • 14 Pre-Set Fold Patterns
  • 4 Folding Plates
  • Color LCD Touchscreen
  • Advanced Rotary Vacuum Feed System

Technical Specifications:

Machine Structure 4KTTL (4 Buckles + 1st Fold Knife + 2 Buckles below Knife*1 + 2nd Fold Knife)
Max. Sheet Size w/ Flat/Pallet Pile Feeder 738(W) x 1,100(L) mm (29.055” x 43.310”)
w/ Round Pile Feeder 738(W) x 1,300(L) mm (29.055” x 51.180”)
Min. Sheet Size w/ Flat Pile Feeder 210(W) x 210(L) mm (8.270” x 8.270”)
w/ Pallet Pile Feeder 210(W) x 297(L) mm (8.270” x 11.695”)
w/ Round Pile Feeder 210(W) x 148(L) mm (8.270” x 5.830”)
[Side Lay Guide Minimum Set Position : 82(W) mm (3.3”)]
Sheet Weight Range 35 to 220 gsm
Buckle Fold 1st Buckle 55 to 560 mm (2.2” to 22.0”) (Auto)
2nd / 3rd Buckle 30 to 515 mm (1.2” to 20.2”) / 30 to 480 mm (1.2” to 18.8”) (Auto)
4th Buckle 30 to 330 mm (1.2” to 12.9”) (Auto)
K1 Buckle Deflector (Replaceable with K2 buckle)
K2 Buckle 55 to 250 mm (2.2” to 9.9”) (Manual Setup)
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”)
Feeding Mechanism w/Flat/Pallet Pile Feeder Air Suction Rotor & 1 Cylinder Separator Head
w/Round Pile Feeder Air Suction Rotor & Front Blower & Side Blower
(Feed interval and suction time are adjustable.)
Max. Pile Height w/Flat Pile Feeder 750 mm (29.5”) [within 600 kg (1,322 lbs)]
w/Pallet Pile Feeder 1,200 mm (47.2”) (pallet included)
[within 1,000 kg (2,204 lbs)]
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/Pallet Pile Feeder 11,000 sheets/hr. [625(W) x 880(L) mm (24.6” x 34.6”) 16-page Cross Fold]
w/ Round Pile Feeder 11,000 sheets/hr. [700(W) x 1,000(L) mm (27.5” x 39.3”) 16-page Cross Fold]
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.
Slit Perforation Parallel Fold Cut : 10 mm (0.39”) Blank : 3 mm (0.12”), Cut : 4 mm (0.16”) Blank : 2.5 mm (0.10”)
Below Knife Cut : 12 mm (0.47”) Blank : 3 mm (0.12”)
Perforation Cut : 2.5 mm (0.10”) Blank : 0.8 mm (0.03”)
Min. Perforation Distance : 66 mm (2.6”) in one operation / Min. Distance from Sheet Edge : 12 mm (0.48”)
Scoring Scoring Width : 1 mm (0.04”) (Depends on sheet type)
Number of Holders 3 pcs + 1 pc (Accessory) (Possible to add up to 14 pcs)
Automatic Setup Feed Guide Bar, Side Lay Guide, 1st to 4th Buckles, 1st and 2nd Knife Stoppers
Automatic Setup Accuracy Setting Dimension : +/-1 mm (0.04”) / Consistent Accuracy : +/-0.1 mm (0.004”)
Deflectors 1st Buckle Buckle Stoper & Swing-Arm Deflector
2nd to 4th Buckle Integrated Stopper/Deflector
K1 Buckle (Below Knife) Deflector
K2 Buckle (Below Knife) Buckle Stopper & Swing-Arm Deflector
Fold Patterns Parallel Fold, Short Fold, Open Gate Fold, Accordion Fold, Zigzag (4 panel) Fold, Zigzag (5 panel) Fold, Letter Fold, Double Parallel Fold, 8-page Cross Fold, 12-page Cross Fold, DL Fold, 16-page Transformation Fold, 16-page Cross Fold, 32-page Transformation Fold
Job Memory 200 Jobs
Vacuum Pump Flow 50 m3/hr. / 100 m3/hr. (with Round Pile Feeder)
Voltage/Frequency 3-Phase 230 / Y400 V +/-10 % 50 / 60 Hz
Power Consumption 3.0 / 3.6 kW (50 / 60 Hz)
Voltage Frequency w/ Flat/Pallet Pile Feeder 3-Phase 200 / 220 / 400 V, 50 / 60 Hz, 3-Phase 208 / 240 V, 60 Hz
w/ Round Pile Feeder 3-Phase 200 / 220 / 400 V, 50 / 60 Hz

Optional Accessories
Gluing Unit CGU-50 The gluing unit can produce 8-page or 12-page glued booklets.

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.
Gate Fold Buckle:
The gate fold buckle can be set up quickly, with no special skills for precise, accurate closed-gate folding.
Supersonic Detector:
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)
The gate fold buckle can be setup quickly, with no special skill for precise, accurate closed gate folding.
Strip Trim Device:
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).
Blaes 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:
  • 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.
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