PDS brings Multigraf Creasing and Folding System to Canada

Multigraf's Eurofold Touchline CF375 creasing and folding system.
Multigraf’s Eurofold Touchline CF375 creasing and folding system from PDS.

Print Digital Services (PDS, Toronto), exclusive distributor of Multigraf products in Canada, has added the upgraded Multigraf Eurofold Touchline CF375 creasing and folding system to its equipment repertoire. The integrated creasing and folding system unites the two operations in one process. The system can be used as an integrated creaser/folder performing both functions in one single pass, as a stand-alone creaser when folding is not needed, or as a perforator when no other operation is required. It handles paper stocks up to 400 gsm and utilizes the unique Multigraf Swingbar System for creasing without cracking. The sheets don’t stop during the creasing process. Features include automated set-up of the crease depth with different positions, and an easily interchangeable creasing bar. This new technology allows for a faster a creasing process with an accuracy of 0.2 mm.

pdstouchlinecf375a-inThe folding section uses Multigraf’s Pro-Knife System, designed not only to achieve a “perfect” folding process, but also to avoid marking and scratching on the products. The electronically controlled knives can also be used as deflector bars, contacting the leading edge only. Due to the extra-large-diameter fold rollers, there is no deformation on the folded products. The CF375 runs at a consistent speed of over 5,000 A4 sheets per hour, regardless of the number of creases and folds applied. It’s also equipped with a pile feeder using vacuum-belt technology and air knife control for optimal sheet separation. No additional pump is needed. This also means less noise emissions in a print shop environment. Maximum sheet size is 375 mm x 1050 mm.

The delivery side consists of two different output levels. For creasing and folding, the products are delivered to the upper level onto an electric shingling delivery belt with auto settings. For creasing or perforating only, the sheets are delivered to the lower level into a delivery tray. In this process, the sheets are not running through the fold rollers at all, avoiding deformation. An online perforating device is available for the lower exit level. The system has also been designed as a space-saving device on wheels with an occupied floor space of only 1860 mm x 600 mm. Finally, operation is simple. Operators simply press a button. By entering the necessary information via its touchscreen, the machine creates all settings automatically. A small, centralized, multi-functional operating panel offers all necessary functions for a fast production start.



Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.