- Air suction paper feed
- Adjusts in seconds for standard and custom folds
- Needle bearings for high speed production
- Polyurethane foam rollers eliminate the need for fold roller pressure settings
- 2 Fold plates
- Bottom-feed, top-loading design for continuous reloading and dependable sheet separation
- Turbine blower fully enclosed for quiet operation
- Optional extended delivery system, crossfold for right-angle folding, and slitting, scoring, and perforating attachments
- UL and C UL approved
- Speed: 30,000 sheets/hour
- Paper Size: 3 3⁄8" x 4 3⁄4" to 12 5⁄8" x 17 3⁄4"
- Paper weight : 13 to 110 lbs.
- Sheet Capacity: 450 Sheets
- Power Supply: 115 V, 60 Hz
- Dimensions (D x W x H): 22 1⁄4" x 51 1⁄4" x 43 1⁄2" (D x W x H)
- Shipping Weight: 312 lbs.
- Warranty: 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty
MBM 352S Professional Series Air Suction Paper Folder Review
One of MBM's top paper folders is the 352S Professional Series Air Suction Paper Folder. This is one of the best devices for speed and precision performance. The all steel construction is robust enough to stand up to the heavy duty use needed in quick print shops, copy shops, and digital printing environments. The following is a closer look at the 352S.
An air suction feed system differs from the standard friction feed found on most paper folders. Polyurethane foam rollers eradicate the need for roller pressure settings and automatically compensate for changes in paper thickness. An anti-static strip smooths the way for use in high static environments as well as allowing carbonless paper through the machine. The low-maintenance turbine blower is completely enclosed for quieter operation and doesn't require filter changes.
The fold plates automatically adjust within seconds for both standard and customized folds. Dual fold plates are pre-programmed to create double parallel, letter, "Z", single, foldout, and right angle folds. You can also setup a wide variety of custom folds depending on your needs.
A unique feed system allows continuous reloading as well as reliable sheet separation. Paper is inserted on the top of the tray while the rollers pull from the bottom. Up to 450 sheets can sit in the hopper at once and fold as fast as 30,000 sheets per hour! Variable speed control allows you to select a faster or slower speed if needed. Folded documents exit via powered conveyor belt.
Paper is accepted in a broad spectrum of sizes and weights. Items as small as 3-3/8" x 4-3/4" can fold as well as 12-5/8" x 17-3/4" and everything in between. Weights ranging from 13lb to 110lb bond are also able to be folded. The air feed system allows both glossy and coated stocks to go through the fold plates.
MBM provides a one year warranty on this product, excluding wearables.
Weighing 312 pounds, this is a hefty piece of office equipment. However, it comes with a stand mounted on casters for easy mobility. We think most users won't have an issue with this.
One thing this folder is lacking is a counter. Counters provide the benefit of keeping track of folded items as well as offering batch folding. Depending on your needs, this may or may not be a problem. The Formax FD390 is a comparable machine that includes a counter.
Another feature that would be nice is the option for multi-sheet combined folding. Again, many users don't need this option. But if your company often folds multi-page newsletters or invoices, you may want to consider a machine with this capability, such as the Martin Yale 2501 Smartfold.
As evidenced by the many strengths, the 352S is ideal for a wide variety of businesses. Professional print and copy shops will especially appreciate the ability to fold coated and glossy materials. Simple use, functional design, and high speeds contribute to the convenience and efficiency of this device. We highly recommend this excellent machine for your next high volume paper folder.