The all-purpose solution for the half-size format


The T50 is MBO’s answer to wide-ranging customer requirements in the 50 x 70 cm half-size format. Equipped with the latest generation M1 machine control, it can be optimally configured for every application. The T50 offers more than simply the tried and trusted MBO standards such as the belt drive and the slitter shafts with plug bearings. Many of the high-end features of its “big brothers” are also available as options. With a Vivas vacuum system, slitter shaft cassette and comprehensive automation options, it can be optimally tailored to any job requirements. It features a valuable equipment level as standard, including an intuitive operation touchscreen and marking-free sheet alignment via high-speed guides in the second folding unit.

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Floorplan T50 with folding unit II and X-folding unit.
Vivas ensures reliable flat sheet infeed and optimum sheet run with high throughput capacity.
The Vacustar feeder head offers exceptional ease of operation.
Virotec fold rollers permit very good fold quality – even with challenging materials, such as recycled or thin printing papers, and at high folding speeds.
The slitter shaft cassette is removable. At the ergonomically ideal height, all tools and strippers can be adjusted quickly and precisely, outside the machine.
Thanks to the conical rollers, the High-Speed-Guide guarantees absolutely safe sheet transport, even at high speeds.

Machine Control M1

Machine control M1 Basic with touchscreen
(Standard feature)

The first folding unit of the T50 with machine control M1 Basic is equipped with a touchscreen. The screen diagonal is 10.1“. In addition, the first folding unit is equipped with sheet monitoring by means of optical sensors. Basic functions such as “Start,” “Stop” and “Production” can be carried out at the subsequent folding units with machine control M1 Basic. The speed of the folding units is set manually.

A router for the RAS Remote Access Software is optionally available. This is a prerequisite for the optional Datamanager 4.0. In connection with the machine control M1 Basic, the Datamanager 4.0 has limited functions.

Machine control M1 Advanced with touchscreen
(Alternative feature)

The machine control M1 Advanced can be operated from any folding unit. The screen diagonal of the adjustable touchscreen on folding unit I is 15.6” and on folding unit II 10.1”.

The operator is optimally supported when setting up a new job. Common standard folding impositions are preconfigured in “Quick Mode”. Every technically possible and sensible variant can be put together in “Expert Mode”. In addition, optimal sheet gaps and speeds are automatically calculated and set in all folding units. In addition, the machine control M1 Advanced features sheet monitoring across all folding units. This includes sheet length control and sheet-monitoring using sensors.

The control includes a router for RAS Remote Access Software. The machine control M1 Advanced is also compatible with the Datamanager 4.0, a software package for production planning and analysis. Among other things, Datamanager 4.0 contains a folding imposition catalogue which supports the user during set-up.

Even greater variability with the X-folding unit

The X50 mobile X-folding unit expands the folding type range of the T50 and allows additional crossfolds and special folding types to be produced. The knife is pneumatically driven and features particularly low wear-off. The X-folding unit is height adjustable and can therefore be used as a second or third folding unit. Rear slitter shafts incorporated as standard are positioned parallel to the folding knife and open up further application options. Gatefold brushes available as optional equipment can be used to produce closed gatefolds. To achieve this, the X-folding unit is used as a third folding unit.