In a continuing effort to reduce your set up time and expenses associated with the finishing process, Kluge introduces the new “Drop-in” Scoring feature for their OmniFold and ComFold automatic folder gluers.
By eliminating the diecutting and scoring process on an offline machine, you can save significant time and expense by scoring or perforating inline with the new Kluge Scoring feature. This new component can be “dropped” into place at up to three locations along the length of the machine. Note: As a standard feature of the OmniFold and ComFold folder gluers, registration can be achieved at each of these three points with the marble drive. The first and second mounting positions are at two places on the converting station (IL-9 unit). Here, the Scoring feature utilizes existing hole locations for simple set up and to eliminate the manufacturing costs associated with a separate mounting bracket. The third mounting point is at the angled bucklefold location, where the buckle plate rail is used. In comparison to this quick and simple “drop-in” method, alternative scoring devices currently on the market feature a completely separate unit. Here the Scoring feature has to be rolled into place at the either feeder end of the machine or mid-stream. This results in a cumbersome and inconsistent-placement set up process.
With the Kluge Scoring feature you can be sure of consistent, quick set up of the device every time!
A total of three Scoring drop-ins can be used simultaneously for multiple scoring or perforating options. An application that utilizes multiple scoring is a four-sided reinforced book cover. Here the two reinforced fold tabs on left and right edges of the cover are scored, glued and then folded inline at the bucklefolder location. After a Bump90 (90 degree rotation of the sheet and re-registration) the process is repeated on the top and bottom edges of the piece at the IL-9 position. Finally the book cover is delivered complete on the stacker unit.
Other examples of production formats that can utilize the Scoring drop-in feature are: perforated “tear off” tabs; greeting cards; mailing products; medical folders and other products of multiple stock thickness.
Visit the Scoring feature page for more information and additional photos.