K8

The precision is in the details

 

The K8 combi folding machine stands for absolute precision and exemplary productivity. As a high-performance machine, it is designed for exceptionally high production speeds and production stability with minimum set-up times. With the K8, high performance, quality and flexibility go hand in hand, resulting in a folding machine which is ideal both for standard production runs and the creation of demanding and complex products.

As standard, the K8 comes with numerous high-end features, offering not only efficiency but also outstanding convenience of operation. For example, the intuitive M1 Advanced control and waste paper ejection through the cross fold sheet stop. Further configuration options, for example with regard to the range of folding types and level of automation, allow optimum adjustment of the machine to the production environment.

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Machine control M1 Advanced with touchscreen
 
Vivas (Vacubelt and Vacutable)
 
Virotec fold rollers
 
Slitter shaft cassette for single rear slitter shafts
 
Vacuknife
 
Cross fold sheet stop for ejection of waste paper

Features

Machine control

Standard features:
  • Machine control M1 Advanced with touchscreen
  • RAS Remote Access Software
Additional feature:
  • Datamanager 4.0

 

Feeder

Standard features:
  • Continuous feeder
  • Vivas (Vacubelt and Vacutable)
Alternative feature:
  • Palletized feeder with feeder head Vaculift III or feeder head Vaculift RS

 

Parallel fold

Standard features:
  • 4 buckle plates
  • 1st buckle plate with swing deflector and continuous sheet stop
  • 2nd-4th buckle plate with swing deflector
  • Virotec fold rollers
  • Slitter shaft cassette for single rear slitter shafts
  • Perforating-, scoring- and cutting devices for standard jobs
  • Maintenance and noise-free belt drive
  • Noise damping and safety device
Alternative features:
  • 6 buckle plates
  • 2nd-4th (optionally up to 6th) buckle plate as combination buckle plates
Additional features:
  • Gatefold plate
  • Various slitter shaft accessories, for example gully cut device, edge trim device, punch perforating device, multiple perforation device, etc.
  • Glue fold device

Cross fold / three-fold

Standard features:
  • Vacuknife cross fold knife with adjustable length
  • Super-KTL configuration
  • 1 buckle plate with swing deflector
  • Vacuknife three-fold knife
  • Spiral fold rollers with hard PU
  • Slitter shafts in the cross fold and three-fold
  • Swing-up crossfold knife area
  • Slide-out threefold knife area
  • Cross fold sheet stop for ejection of waste paper, including ultrasonic double sheet detector
  • Perforating-, scoring- and cutting devices for standard jobs
  • Maintenance and noise-free belt drive
Alternative features:
  • Super-KTLT configuration
  • Super-KTZ configuration
  • 1 combination buckle plate (with Super-KTLT configuration up to 2 combination buckle plates)
  • Virotec fold rollers
Additional feature:
  • Various slitter shaft accessories, for example gully cut device, edge trim device, punch perforating device, multiple perforation device, etc.

 

Optional automation
  • Buckle plates, sheet deflectors and fold rollers in all folding units
  • Slitter shaft settings in the cross fold / three-fold
  • Cross fold knife length adjustment and sheet stop adjustments in cross fold / three-fold

Accessibility

Unparalleled accessibility for extremely short set-up times
With its slitter shaft cassette, folding cross fold area and extendible three-fold area, the K8 offers unparalleled accessibility. On the one hand, this makes for uncomplicated operation. The operator has adequate space, for example for ergonomic positioning of perforating, scoring and cutting tools and cleaning of the fold rollers. On the other hand, the set-up process is much faster than with  conventional folding machines. In particular where frequent set-up operations are necessary, the high accessibility of the machine saves enormous amounts of time.

CoBo-Stack

The K8 is significantly upgraded with the CoBo-Stack collaborative stacking robot. The robot sets down folded signature stacks from the delivery onto the pallet. This relieves the operator of physical strain and allows him to take care of administrative tasks such as quality control or preparation for the next job. With the CoBo-Stack the performance of the folding machine can be utilised to the full and is no longer limited by the human factor.

K8 in comparison

In addition to the K8 and the even more powerful variant K8RS, the MBO range includes two further combi folding machines for the B1 / 70 x 100 cm format range: the K70 and the K80.

K70 
The K70 is the entry-level model from MBO. It is slightly slower than the K8 and the K80. The K70 is available as a manual machine and scores points with its very good price/performance ratio.
 
K80
The K80 machine offers extreme ease of operation. It has a comprehensive standard configuration and several automation options. It is just as fast as the K8. In comparison with the K80, the K8 and the K8RS have further integrated features which boost both performance and convenience of operation.