MBM 408A Automatic Friction Fed Paper Folder
|Manufacturer Part Number||FO0604|
|Included Supplies & Accessories||Auxiliary Paper Guides (for Right Angle Fold)|
|Compatible Supplies & Accessories||MBM AC0629A Micro-Perforator Add-On
MBM AC0628A Scorer Add-On
|Power Voltage||115 V, 60 Hz|
|Speed||14,400 Sheets / Hour*|
|Dimensions||21 ½" W x 39 ¾" D x 19 ¾" H|
|Manufacturer's Warranty||1 Year Limited Warranty|
|Fold Types||Letter Fold, Half Fold, Z-Fold, Double Parallel Fold, Gate Fold, Fold-Out Fold, Cross Fold|
|Folding Capacity||1 Sheet|
|Multi-Sheet Fold Option||None (Single Sheets Only)|
|Minimum Sheet Size||3 ½" x 5"|
|Maximum Sheet Size||11" x 17"|
|Accepted Paper Type||Non-Glossy Paper|
|Paper Weight||12 to 80 lb*|
|Feed Tray Capacity||500 Sheets*|
|Suggested User||Medium Office, Large Office|
|Product Weight (lbs)||70|
|Shipping Weight (lbs)||76|
The MBM408A is a powerful friction-fed paper folding machine that will help you achieve perfectly folded sheets without much labor involved. It will automatic fold sheets as small as 3 ½" x 5" up to 11" x 17"* in a variety fold types, including 18 pre-sets popular folds, as well as any custom fold that you manually set-up with some simple folding bar adjustments. The friction-feed picking system is perfect for non-glossy paper stocks, and used three total rollers to grab the sheets, which lends to a quieter operation. It can complete folds at speeds up to 14,400 sheets per hour*, and has a simple-to-use LED touch screen. The controls feature a 4-digit add and subtract digital counter that can help you keep track of the running job status. You can also store up to 12 jobs in the memory for quick and simple recall of common job orders. A "test fold" button on the controls will pull through just two sheets so that you can inspect them for accuracy before you run the entire job. The feed tray will hold a stack of up to about 500 sheets*, so once your test job is inspected and approved, you can press start and walk away while the machine does the rest. Folded sheets exit onto a convenient tray with conveyor that creates neat stacking for easy finished handling. Maintenance on the 408A paper folder is also simple with a quick-release roller system that allows access to parts without any specialty tools or training.
The MBM 408A automatic paper folder is a dependable automatic paper folding machine that is a great fit for any mid- to high-volume office or mail room that is tired of inaccurate and labor-intensive hand-folding. The automatic single-sheet folding is maintained for different paper weights from 12 to 80 lb*, and an included auxiliary guide can be used for unique cross-folding (also called right angle folding**). An audible alert will sound when the machine is incorrectly operated and skew/micro-adjustment dials allow for precise settings. Ready to speed up operations? Buy the MBM 408A automatic friction fed paper folder online today.
• Automatic folding position setting
• Folding patterns can be stored and recalled via touch screen
• Fastest folding speed in its class
• Micro-perforating and scoring units are available to expand capabilities
• Features special modes including Noise Reduction
Mode, Thick Paper Mode, and Quick Mode.
*May vary depending on paper stock and fold setting
**Requires two passes through machine
MBM 408A Expert Review
WHAT I LIKE:
I love having an automatic paper folding machine like the MBM 408A around the office; it’s like having an extra person around to help! I don’t need to stand around to switch paper sizes between jobs. I load up to 500 sheets in the paper folder loading tray, select my preferences on the touchscreen, and work on the next thing. I love how I don’t have to supervise closely on jobs.
There’s seemingly no limit when it comes to options on the 408A paper folding machine. It can automatically switch between fold jobs, even if they’re different sizes, from 3.5” x 5” to 11” x 17”. Along with versatility in size handling, I have a large selection of pre-programmed folds to choose from, 36 to be exact. But I can preprogram up to 12 more folds if needed.
The MBM 408A desktop paper folder also has additional hardware, such as micro-adjustment dials, because precision and professionalism are important. Don't worry about any of your projects being folded slightly off thanks to these. Because feeding and collecting occur from the same side and an exit conveyor also produces neat stacks, the process doesn't require a ton of manual labor. My time is saved, and jams are avoided when the system automatically detects a double feed and alerts me.
THINGS TO CONSIDER:
If you need absolute perfection when it comes to your folded sheets, you should know that with friction-feeding, there are some light markings that can occur due to the pressure applied by the rollers. Not to worry, it’s common in the industry with friction feeders, but to avoid this you need to look at air-fed paper folders instead.
I RECOMMEND THIS FOR:
I recommend the MBM 408A automatic paper folder to medium-sized churches, mailrooms, offices, schools, or print-shops. If you’re looking for a higher sheet capacity, higher production output, and larger paper sizes, you could consider the MBM 1800S Tabletop Paper Folder. This “big brother” can fold sheets at a rate of 18,000 sheets an hour and handle larger paper sizes up to 13” x 19”. The MBM 1800S also is air fed instead friction fed. This will help your sheets avoid some of those common light markings left behind by friction feeders.
THE BOTTOM LINE:
Overall, the MBM 408A is the best tabletop paper folder in its class. This is a great addition for those looking for the compact size, 48 pre-programmed fold options, and an output of 14,400 every hour. Easily set up in 15 minutes without any extensive training. Great for businesses, churches, mailrooms, and printshops, it’s easy enough for anyone to use.
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