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Air suction paper folders
Folding machines come in a variety of designs. Friction feed machines will use rubber wheels to draw the paper into the machine for folding. However, the rubber wheels often struggle to get the required grip on glossy or coated stock paper, which can leave marks on the paper or fold it incorrectly. Air feed folders, also known as vacuum folders or air suction folding machines, use air to draw the paper in. This makes them capable of folding paper with a smooth or shiny surface.
For businesses with a strict budget, the Standard paper folders are an excellent choice. These machines combine simplicity and reliability, making them a must-have for any business. Capable of processing between 15,000 and 30,000 sheets per hour, these machines come with up to 4 preset sheet sizes and up to 10 preset fold patterns, helping your company get the professional finish your paper deserves. The quiet operating function makes it perfect for any office.
Organizations with more intensive needs will find that the Formax folders are an excellent choice. With a folding speed of up to 27,000 sheets per hour, 6 pre-programmed standard folds and an unlimited number of programmed custom folds, it is a great fit for the most demanding businesses.
Choosing the vacuum folding machine for you
Whitaker Brothers has over 75 years of experience in the office supplies & equipment industry, working alongside organizations in every sector you can imagine to deliver office equipment solutions. You’ll find Whitaker Brothers equipment in 115 countries and on every continent, so you know that you are in safe hands with us. When it comes to paper folding machines, air-fed folders are some of the most popular, and are capable of processing glossy and coated stock with ease.
At Whitaker Brothers, your journey doesn’t end when you’ve made a purchase. Our Service Center has everything you need to keep your machine in peak working condition. You can find spare and replacement parts for any of the machines you have, and even arrange a service contract to reduce or prevent the risk of downtime due to machine faults.
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What is an air feed folder?
An air feed folder is a paper folding machine used specifically for coated or glossy paper. Friction-fed machines struggle to securely grip the paper, leading to incorrect folds and potentially damaging the machine and wasting stock. Using a vacuum to draw in the paper, these machines can handle glossy and coated stock with ease.
What are the different types of folding machines?
Primarily, there are three different types of folding machines: manual folders, friction feed machines, and air-fed folding machines. Manual folders are often the cheapest but are more intensive and time-consuming to use. Friction-fed machines work well with standard paper. For glossy or coated stock paper, air-feed folders are the best solution.
Do air feed folders work with glossy and coated stock?
Air feed folders are the best choice for glossy and coated stock. Friction feed machines struggle to maintain a grip on this type of paper, which can ruin the paper through friction damage or incorrect folds. Using air to draw in the paper, air feed folders are best for smooth surfaces.
How do vacuum folding machines work?
A vacuum folding machine uses air to draw paper in for folding. This is often the best solution for glossy or coated stock, especially for mailrooms, as it can process this challenging material with ease.
How much paper can vacuum folders hold?
Vacuum folders are capable of processing and holding a huge volume of paper, depending on the make and design. Often, they can process between 14,000 and 40,000 sheets per hour, making them an effective solution for all of your business’ folding needs.