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SMARTFOLD CLASSIC SERIES of Folder-Gluer for folding cartons


The SMARTFOLD CLASSIC Folder Gluer is specially designed and ruggedly built for the folding gluing needs of the most demanding packaging companies, commercial printers and trade finishers for short to long run lengths and covering a wide range of industries. It is easy to setup and operate, and comes with state of the art technology, features and electronics. The CLASSIC's folder-gluer standard version includes the accessories for straight line and crash lock bottom boxes and is flexible and easy to operate.

Standard Features include: Motorization for all Carriers, Hand Held Radio Operator controller, Carton Blank Aligner and Pre-fold sections, as well as Independently servo controlled feeder, main gluer, trombone, and compression. The SL folder gluer model includes an independent high speed precision servo driven back fold system which is very easy to setup for the operators, as well as a Belted 6 corner folding device.

Additional options include: Memory Job recall for motorized carriers, Squaring devices in the trombone and compression, blank ejection system in the trombone section, and more.


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Available widths: 550, 650, 800 and 1100mm

Technical Brochure

Smartfold CLASSIC Folder Gluer

1. Feeder section

  • Driven independently by servo motor.
  • Friction feeder with 8 untimed feeding belts, 30 mm width.
  • Electronic pile vibrator.
  • Lateral feed gates fully adjustable to the width of the blank.
  • Three adjustable front feed knives with carton spacing carriers (bogies).
Feeder section SF Ultra/Ultra X 1100

2. Side register section

  • Independent section with an unparallel lower carrier that guides the box to a parallel handrail that allows a perfect blank alignment.


Side register section SF Ultra/Ultra X

3. Pre-folding section

  • Left hand glue flap pre-folder up to 180º.
  • Third crease line pre-folder up to 135º.
  • 1st and 3rd crease openers.
  • Three upper and lower carriers along full section.


Pre-folding section SF Ultra

4. Crash lock bottom section

  • Complete set of folding hooks and helixes to fold the front flaps of the blank smooth and accurately.
  • Set of accessories for “B” lock bottom.


Multi-function section SF Ultra 1100/Ultra X

5. Gluing unit

  • One lower (left side) gluing tank.
  • Easy to remove and clean.
  • Standard 3 & 5 mm width glue disc.
  • Optional electronic upper gluing system by guns, upon request.


Gluing unit SF Ultra/Ultra X

6. Folding & Closing section

  • Smooth and accurate folding of 2nd and 4th crease.
  • Outer folding belts adjustable up to 180º with variable speed.
  • Two upper & two lower carriers with 25 mm lower and 30 mm outer belts.
  • Width-wise adjustable heavy-duty compression rollers (optional).


Folding & Closing section SF Ultra/Ultra X

7. Trombone section

  • Driven independently by servo motor.
  • Pneumatic box ejector, for quality control without interrupting the flow of boxes
  • Upper and lower drive mechanism for length adjustment.
  • Equipped with automatic belt tension-adjusting system.
  • Continuous and automatic box collection mechanism that ensures a neat transfer to the Press section, guaranteeing a well aligned flow.
  • Electronic counter and ¨Kicker¨ for marking batches.
  • Squaring device for crashlock bottom boxes.


Trombone section SF Ultra/Ultra X

8. Press section

  • Manual and Automatic speed variation in coordination with a photocell.
  • Upper section moves back and forward, allowing for different box length.
  • 5.5 meters total length with 3.1 meters effective pressure length.
  • Pneumatic pressure adjustment to avoid marks.


Press section SF Ultra

9. 4 & 6 corner device

  • Motorized and untimed electronic back folding system with intelligent servo motor technology. It allows accurate folding of all back flaps by mean of hooks installed in two independent shafts controlled electronically


4&6 corner device SF Ultra/Ultra X

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Last modified: 02/29/20