GUK Cartonac 2003 Leaflet Folder

Save time and labor by installing this in-line folder onto your cartoning or packaging line to fold and feed small leaflets to be inserted directly into cartons along with the product.


It has all the features of the previous models but is compacted in size and is state of the art with HMI touchscreen control and easier access to all the operational features. 


  • Description


    The Cartonac 2003 leaflet folder has state of the art features to enhance the features of previous models. It is suitable for very high-speed packaging lines, and incorporation is easy with its compact size.

    • Due to its compact size, the GUK in-line Cartonac 2003 Folder can easily be installed and synchronized to your cartoning or packaging line's drive to automatically fold and insert leaflets along with the product.
    • Packaging-line production speed is maintained with the continuous-load, bottom suction feeder.
    • A low-pile sensor on the feeder sends out an alert and if more stock is not loaded, it shuts off the machine—ensuring production of leaflets for insertion.
    • Folding is consistent and precise by urethane and steel folding rollers running on precision roller bearings in the folding mechanism.
    • Production is problem-free with maintenance-free axle and roller bearings, along with self-cleaning combination steel and rubber folding rollers. 

    For greater production advantage… 

    • Operation and overview is through an HMI touch screen display with memory for job recall of up to 99 jobs.
    • The feeding and folding sections are independently servo driven to give you optimum control. 
    • Folding precision is within a –/+ 0.25 mm tolerance. 
    • The longer 17-5/8” (450 mm) feed table is hinged so it can be raised (even loaded with paper) for easy access to the folding rollers, folding plates, and optional code-reading system. 
    • The interlocking switch on the feed table ensures safe operation.
    • Space for optional barcode reader is larger than on previous models.
    • Electrical cabinet for the servo drive can be located up to 32 ft. (10 m) from the machine by wire.
    • PLC-network integration is by CANopen and OPC-Server.

    Other beneficial features… 

    • Feeding is accurate and reliable on the anti-static stainless steel, air-feed table, aided by oscillating, air-adjustable, suction-rollers that draw sheets from the bottom of the pile and toward the folding rollers.
    • Air blasts on the feeder table allow higher pile heights.
    • Setup is easy using caliper devices on quick-set folding rollers.
    • Micro adjustments can be made on-the-fly, which saves setup and production time.
    • Adjustable fold plate knives enhance folding of all types of paper.
    • The For better control and more accuracy in preparing leaflets for trouble-free insertion, two sets of scoring collars are mounted on shafts that are independent of the transport belt shafts.
    • All drives are located outside of the paper path for easy access.
    • Format width is 8-3/8” (215 mm).
    • Production speeds are up to 600 leaflets/min. of sheet lengths up to 12- 1/2" (320 mm)—20% faster than the previous models.


    • Units are available with the hand wheel on the left or right side of the machine.
    • The Cartonac 2003 can be equipped with either 4 or 6 folding plates in Station I.
    • Choice of feeder table lengths: standard with air, 17-5/8" (450 mm), or 23-1/2" (600 mm).
    • The Cartonac 2003 can be equipped for off-line operation.  

    For more information, fill out the information request form. 

  • Features


    • Quick-set caliper roller adjustment shortens setup time.



    • Quick-set caliper roller adjustment shortens setup time.
    • Status overview and control by a single HMI touch display.


    • Feed table can be raised (loaded with paper) for easy access to the fold rollers, fold plates, and optional code-reading system.
  • Accessories

    Accessories (optional)

    • Bar code reader with or without ejection device can be installed.
    • Extended feed table—23-1/2" (600 mm) with or without air, for processing longer sheets. 
    • Electronic fold-plate setup.
    • Digital dial roller setup.
    • Electronic touch control for automatic roller and plate settings.
    • All-around V2A stainless steel covers.
    • Solenoid valves to replace mechanical valves.
    • Batch counter for the off-line model.


    For more information, fill out the information request form. 

    • Parts & Service

      Parts & Service

      For operating efficiency, keep your GUK machines in top-notch running condition with GENUINE GUK PARTS—available exclusively through G&K-Vijuk Intern. Corp.  Parts are stocked at our headquarters and, in most cases, can be shipped overnight. 

        • A reconditioning kit is available for complete restoration of your folder.

      Save by having your folding rollers factory reconditioned—metal areas re-knurled, gears and needle bearings replaced, and rubber replaced. You will not be able to see the difference!

        • New folding roller

        • Reconditioned roller


      FACTORY-TRAINED technicians are available for service.


      For more information, fill out the information request form.

    • Specifications


      Number of plates available     4 or 6
      Maximum sheet size (W x L)    8-3/8" x 17-5/8" (215 mm x 450 mm) 2
      Minimum sheet size  (W x L)    2-3/8" x 3-5/8" (60 mm x 90 mm)

      Smallest fold

          5⁄8" (15 mm)      

      Paper weights

          27– 50 lbs. (40 – 80 gsm) 3

      Production speed    Up to 500 sheets/min. 4                                                                                                             

      1  Measurements in parentheses are in millimeters, unless otherwise indicated.

      2  Maximum sheet length corresponds with the feeder table length. Available lengths: 17-5/8" (450 mm),

        23-1/2" (600 mm).

      3  For single sheets, the recommended minimum paper weight is 33 lb. offset (50 gsm); for prefolded

        sheets, recommended minimum paper weight is 27 lb. offset (40 gsm).

      4  Depending on paper length and quality.

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