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Heidelberg Introduces The New Stahlfolder For Short Run Production

Following the launch of the Stahlfolder BH/CH series one year ago, Heidelberg is adding a further folding model to its portfolio. The Stahlfolder CH 56 KT auto folding machine will be available worldwide from April 2015. The machine has been specially designed for production of flyers in 50 x70 format. Heidelberg claims its major advantage is the especially easy-to-use, end-to-end intelligent automation. The Stahlfolder CH 56 KT auto uses the same 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 when setting up small folding jobs in particular, as there is no need for any manual intervention.

In one hour, the new Stahlfolder CH 56 KT auto folding machine can complete five repeat folding jobs of 500 to 1,000 copies each. The machine is targeted at customers looking to produce short runs in B2 format using digital or offset printing processes.

The Stahlfolder CH 56 folding machine can be customized with various options and modules to meet the customer’s individual needs, for example with two feeder types and 4 or 6 buckle plates in the parallel folding unit.

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