RS42/RS21/880/2 Roll-Fed Plough Folding System

GUK RS Roll-Fed Folders are unsurpassed for high-speed, high-volume folding of leaflets for the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and small novelties industries.

A- Features

  • Description


    Why you should consider roll-fed folding?


      • GUK RS Roll-Fed Folders are unsurpassed for high-speed, high-volume folding of leaflets for the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and small novelties industries.


      • Minimizes the possibility of leaflet mix-ups.


      • Roll paper is less expensive than cut sheets.
      • Minimal paper waste because there is no trimming.
      • Minimal product spoilage because there are no sheets to double or become misaligned and there 
        are fewer jams.


      • No pre-cutting is necessary. Sheeting is done automatically on-line, saving valuable production time.


    RS42/RS21/880/2 Roll-Fed Folding System…

    • This high-speed folding system, mainly composed of two folders, is ideal for installing onto packaging lines,
      for cross-folding larger sheets.
    • The RS21/880/2 Folder attaches to the drive of the packaging line by chain or toothed belt.
    • The RS42 Folder has its own drive which is electronically synchronized with the RS21/880/2.
    • Set up is easy with quick-set caliper rollers and micrometer dials for fine tuning. Digital roller setting is available.
    • Rollers are belt-driven for quiet operation, low maintenance and long wear.
    • The RS42/RS21/880/2 system is pictured with a double-reel stand with a splicing station.
    • Roll stand options are shown under attachments.


    Plough folding on the RS42 Folder…

    • The paper is folded along the center of the length of the paper feeding off the roll stand—forming the first fold before it is cut-to length.
    • The folded paper is transferred to the RS21/880/2 Folder where cross folds are made
    • A buffer loop between the two folders provides proper paper tension for smooth transfer of the folded paper to the draw-off roller.
    • A rotational brush and air jets ensure that the folded paper is clean and deflated so it can be fed into the
      draw-off roller smoothly.


    Leaflet Sheeting…

    • The RS21/880/2 Folder does not require a separate draw-off roller. The length of the leaflet is entered by millimeters on the electronic control panel and the proper length is drawn by the draw-off roller.
    • When the length is confirmed by the electronic reading of the print mark on each leaflet, sheeting is automatically done by a rotary knife.

    Leaflet Folding…

    • The cut-to-length folded sheet is transferred to the RS21/880/2 Folder for cross-folds.
    • The folded leaflet is delivered to the cartoning section of the packaging line.
    • The plough folding system is pictured with a double-roll stand with a splicing station.



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  • Accessories


    MCS-106 Predetermined Counter

    • It performs and displays readouts of the total and batch counts and the current production speed by digital tachometer.
    • A 0- to 10-second delay can be set to pause the feeding process to create batches.
    • For batch counting with the vertical-stack delivery unit on the stand-alone folding system, you enter the number of pieces per batch to trigger the unit’s ejector magnet which staggers pieces to mark batches.


    Not Pictured:

    • Various gluing attachments (cold & hot)
    • Bar code scanners (read bar codes on one side or both sides of leaflets)
    • Digital roller adjustment
    • 90º deviating device
    • Splicing station for roll stands with servo drive
    • Sound-reduction hoods
  • Attachments



    Smoother production using roll stands with servo drives…


    (1) Single-roll stand



    (2) Double-roll stand

    (3) Single-roll stand with splicing station





    (4) Double-roll stand with splicing station

     (5) Single-roll stand with servo drive

     (6) Double-roll stand with servo drive

    • The servo drive is synchronized with the packaging-line along with the folding system.
    • It unwinds the roll paper as required by the folder draw-off roller.
    • Solves the difficulty of unrolling paper at the end of the roll! There is no stress or pull on the paper throughout the dispensing of the whole roll—even at the end of the roll when it is more difficult to unroll the paper and there is the risk of stretching or tearing the paper.
    • The roll stands with a servo drive are ideal for high-speed or intermittent production. 

    (7) ARW Automatic Splicer/Roll stand with servo drive and Siemens 57 Controller


    Save valuable production time with automatic roll changer…
    • The ARW21/2 Automatic Splicer/Roll Stand allows continuous production, eliminating the need to stop the system for a roll change.
    • It handles paper widths up to 8-1/4 inches (210 mm).
    • It has a servo drive and a Siemens 57 Controller.

    How it works…
    • As the first paper roll nears the end, the system reduces its speed to 150 leaflets per minute and will operate with the accumulated reserve of paper.
    • When the end of the roll in production reaches the splicing station, it is overlapped with the start of the next roll and attached with double stick tape in the splicing station.
    • When splicing is completed, the system resumes high-speed production.


  • Specifications


    Number of plates4 or 6
    RS42 plough folding width max16-1⁄2" (420 mm)
    RS42 plough folding width min4-3/4" (120 mm)
    Smallest fold5⁄8" (15 mm)
    Sheet length max13-3⁄8" (340 mm)*
    Sheet length min4-1⁄4" (105 mm)
    Roll diameter max23-5⁄8" (600 mm)
    Roll width max16-1/2" (420 mm)
    Roll width min 2-3⁄8" (60 mm)
    Roll core diameter3" (76 mm)
    Production speedUp to 400/min.**

    *20" (510 mm) with optional modification.
    **Depending on length of the leaflets.

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