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03 April 2014

Siko has installed two folding machines


 Two folding machines MBO K8 were installed by specialists of Siko service centre at IPK “Idel-Press” located in Kazan.

 IPK “Idel-Press” (“TATMEDIA” subsidiary) produces a complex of printing services, and book production is one of its main components. To maintain its leading position, the printing house updates technical base of production. Installation of two Folding Machines MBO K8 will allow the printing house to increase number of orders for hard-cover books, taking into consideration that the printing house has also recently installed automatic Kolbus Casemaker DA 270.

Each folding machine contains the following units: folding unit K8 Perfection complete with S-KTL, dualfeed continuous feeder R 800, vertical stacker delivery ASP 66-2ME and knife folding unit Z6.

The main undeniable advantages of the installed folding machines are high aped of operation (up to 235 m/min); the max speed of knife folding units up to 40,000 cycles/hour. Steady operation on a high speed is provided by a number of technical improvements: use of new track-keeping tooth V-belt for optimal paper transportation to Open Cross and Threefold section; optimized paper transportation to Threefold section; high accuracy and quality of folding by use of four additional, fixed high-speed wheels. The machines are equipped with VIVAS system – vacuum belt guaranteeing marking-free documents, even if operation at a high speed.


The installed delivery unit is equipped with two separate sped-adjustable motors: one provides the operation of infeed table and the other – of a stacking table, which allows stacking of greater rate of production saving design compactness. To simplify counting and packaging of finished products, a counter and pile separation subsystem are installed.


The installed Folding Machines deserved the highest grade Andrei Gavrilov, Chief Technical Officer: “The reliability and configuration of the machines allow producing effectively signatures for book blocks, what was the main aim of the printing house. So we are pleased with our choice in favor of MBO. Besides, we would like to notice high-quality work of specialists of Siko service centre who could put a the machines into operation on a tight schedule”.


Siko Group of companies is the exclusive representative of MBO Group in Russian Federation.

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