The Kluge UniFold folder gluer provides both productivity and versatility with a modular system built in the Kluge tradition of quality, durability and value. The UniFold’s unique unitized system provides unmatched versatility in folding and gluing equipment.
The bucklefolder, final fold Unit, TransTable converting unit and stacker unit are all portable, allowing for multiple configurations and applications. The UniFold’s rugged construction starts with a 2″x 2″ welded tubular steel frame.
All bearings are precision-sealed bearings. The electrical control system is well organized and clean, with channeled wire-ways and coordinating numbered wires and schematic.
- 2″ Welded Steel Frame – Stronger than “bolted” frames
- CE Compliance Package
- Rack and Pinion Elevator Drive – Smooth, low maintenance
- Electrical Controls – Operate the start, stop, jog and speed controls
- High-end 4 or 8 Channel Controller – Operate a variety of devices
- TransTable III Converting Unit – For mounting accessories
- Narrow Reinforced Folding Sword Attachment – Glue closer to score
- 7″ Plows – Plow folds small partitions. Required for pre-breaking
- Self Contained Control – For offline transtables and final folds
- Final Fold – Used to spine fold various pocket folders
Brandtjen & Kluge is a US manufacturer of quality modular folding and gluing equipment for the graphics, mailing and packaging industries. Kluge multi-function folder gluers are quality-built with versatility in mind.
Folding and Gluing. The critical last step in print finishing. Which markets do you serve? Digital Printing? Variable Data Printing? Mailing? Transactional Mailing? Food, Health & Beauty, Pharmaceutical Packaging? Something different? A virtually infinite range of end products can be converted on any one machine. Select your format from the list below for layout drawings, video demonstrations and more details.
Remember, the list below represents only common folder gluer formats, it is not a complete list of the capabilities of our folding and gluing equipment. If you have any questions relating to our line of folder gluers, contact us.
|Average length (approx)
|Maximum sheet size (29″ x 32″ or 74 x 82 cm with optional feature)
|29″ x 24″
|74 x 61 cm
|Minimum sheet size
|6″ x 6″
|15 x 15 cm
|Stock range (coated or uncoated)
|.006″ – .018″
|100 – 400 gsm
|4,000 – 25,000 pph, 300 fpm (107 mpm)
|90 psi @ 15 cfm
|Machine power required
|230V, single-phase, 30 amp
In general terms the UniFold and OmniFold folder gluers have or can be configured to do nearly the same work. The main benefits of the OmniFold Automatic Folder Gluer are as follows:
- Constructed to be more heavier duty than the UniFold
- It is belt driven, offering easier maintenance of drive and product belts
- Utilizes Kluge’s patented bearing bed drives
Why the choice?
The main concept behind designing two machines with similar capabilities and functionality is that the UniFold can be purchased as an entry-level, modular-constructed machine providing the customer with a highly versatile folder gluer with the option to add to as they grow their business and expand their converting services.
On the other hand, the OmniFold has been primarily manufactured for the established business that demands a range of unique features with unmatched versatility and ease of use.
Additional features available for the OmniFold
Although many of the UniFold features cross over to the OmniFold, the OmniFold boasts additional feature benefits to maximise the converting potential of the machine.
Left and Right Registration
With integrated left and right registration the use of the Bump-90 becomes a simple and easy setup. Re-aligning after the 90 degree turn is made easy by dropping in the side guide and marble bar, then skew the belt left or right to guide the sheet. This is a huge time saving feature when converting 3-sided reinforced pocket folders or folders with a vertical and horizontal pockets in one pass.
Bearing Bed Drives
By eliminating the friction between drive belts and the table, longer top drives of 18″, 33″ and 36″ lengths can be used for faster make-readies and better sheet control. The Bearing Beds easily lift out of the machine for cleaning and maintenance.
The entire system is belt driven with easy to access belt tensors. This drive system offers little to no maintenance vs. competing chain drive system or undersized belt driven systems. They are universally preferred on Kluge folder gluer style systems.
The incline drive can be positioned in angled or horizontal positions to return sheet to entry height after a buckle fold. The feature comprises of gas springs, four 2.5″ wide belts, deflector chute and intermediate drive wheels.
Download product literature for the UniFold Folder and Gluer.