Formax FD 386 Automatic Paper Folder
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Formax FD 386 Automatic Paper Folder

Part #: FD-386
Brand: Formax
  • Speed: Up to 17,000 sheets per hour – based on 11" (279mm) Z-Fold
  • Hopper Capacity: Up to 500 sheets 20# (75 gsm)
  • Pre-Set Folds: Pre-programmed for C,V,Z, Gate, Fold Out and Double Parallel
  • Custom Folds: Up to 27
  • 90 Day Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Price Match Guarantee
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Product Description

Folds up to 500 sheets in as fast as 2 minutes with just a few touches, the Formax FD 386 Automatic Touchscreen Paper Folder gets the job done exceptionally fast. Fully automated with 18 pre-programmed fold settings plus 27 custom folds of your choice that can be stored into memory that can be easily operated with one touch set-up.

Operation requires little to no instruction as FD 386’s full-color touchscreen control panel is extremely easy to use with its universal symbols and step-by-step user interface. Simply load up to 500 sheets in the hopper, select fold of choice, press start and walk away to attend to other important tasks.

The FD 386 is equipped with patented Telescoping Conveyor System that holds the folded pieces and an optional patented Multi-Sheet Feeder that allows up to 4 stapled or unstapled sheets to be folded at one time through the dedicated feed system with its own side guides and skew adjustment.

The FD 386 advanced software allows for all standard fold types and paper sizes to be customized to meet your particular needs. The FD 386 can also be combined with the optional Formax V-Stack36i Vertical Stacker, which stacks up to 22” of folded documents, making them easier to unload for further processing.

If you are looking for a fast and high quality paper folding machine, look no further than the Formax FD 386 Automatic Touchscreen Document Folder.

Product Details

  • Operating Features:
    • Fast!: Large jobs are processed quickly at speeds of up to 17,000 pieces per hour
    • Color Touchscreen: The large full-color touchscreen control panel allows anyone to walk up and start folding in seconds
    • Drop-In Feed System: Three-roller drop-in feed system produces dependable feeding of forms with no fanning required
    • Adjustable Stacker Wheels: Stacker wheels can be manually adjusted to neatly and sequentially stack different paper sizes and fold types
    • Telescoping Conveyor System: Conveyor can be set between 14" (356mm) and 36" (915mm) in length and holds up to 500 folded pieces
    • Noise Reduction: Fold plates are enclosed and insulated to reduce operating noise
    • 6-Digit Resettable & 8-Digit Life Counters: Provides maximum audit control
    • AutoBatchTM: Programmable to process pre-set number of sheets into sets with a delay
  • Folding Features:
    • Six Standard Folds in Common Paper Sizes: Pre-programmed for 6 popular fold types in letter, legal and ledger paper sizes equalling 18 preset fold settings
    • Custom Folds: Up to 27 custom folds can be programmed and stored into memory
    • Standard Fold Settings Modification: Even the six standard fold types can be modified individually for each paper size for maximum flexibility and customization
    • Cross-Folding: A guide is included for two pass operation
  • Technical Features:
    • Easy-Off Feed Wheel Shaft: Feed wheels can be changed without removing side covers
    • Seven Point Fold Stops: Fold plates utilize seven point fold stops for crisp, accurate folds of large paper sizes at high speeds
    • Removable Roller Cover: Easily removed for improved access to fold rollers and exit area
  • Options:
    • Dedicated Multi-Sheet Feeder: Allows for up to 4 stapled or unstapled sheets to be folded at once, with the ability to select standard or custom folds in letter and legal paper sizes
    • Locking Cabinet: Fully enclosed for storage
    • V-Stack36i Vertical Stacker: Aligns with FD 386 outfeed and vertically stacks up to 22" of folded documents, making them easier to unload for further processing

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Item Specifications

  • Speed: Up to 17,000 sheets per hour - based on 11" (279mm) Z-Fold
  • Hopper Capacity: Up to 500 sheets 20# (75 gsm)
  • Pre-Set Folds: Pre-programmed for C,V,Z, Gate, Fold Out and Double Parallel
  • Pre-Set Paper Sizes: 11", 14", 17", A5, A4, A3, B6, B5, B4
  • Custom Folds: Up to 27
  • Paper Size:
    • Min: 3.5" W x 5" L (88.9 W x 127 L mm)
    • Max: 12.25" W x 18" L (311 W x 457 L mm)
  • Dimensions:
    • Closed: 33" L x 20" W x 19" H (84 L x 51 W x 48 H cm)
    • Fully Extended: 60" L x 20" W x 19" H (152 L x 51 W x 48 H cm)
  • Weight: 73 lbs (33kg)
  • Power: 110-240VAC 50/60 Hz
  • Option: FD 300-20 - Multi-Sheet Feeder
  • Safety Certifications: UL & CE applied for
  • Manufacturer's Warranty: 90 Days Manufacturer's Warranty Parts

Demonstration Video

Formax FD 386 Automatic Document Folder Demo Video

Transcript: Formax presents the next generation FD 386 Touchscreen Automatic Document Folder. For the past 20 years, FORMAX has been providing quality innovative folders built to last and made in the USA, the FD 386 is no exception. The FD 386 combines speed, accuracy, quality, and durability with modern touch screen experience. The automated fold settings allow for quick and easy setup between fold types and paper sizes. Operation is simple, load the paper into the feeder, select your fold type, and press start. At a speed of up to 17,000 folds per hour, sheets are folded and ready in minutes. The large ... Read More
Formax presents the next generation FD 386 Touchscreen Automatic Document Folder. For the past 20 years, FORMAX has been providing quality innovative folders built to last and made in the USA, the FD 386 is no exception. The FD 386 combines speed, accuracy, quality, and durability with modern touch screen experience. The automated fold settings allow for quick and easy setup between fold types and paper sizes. Operation is simple, load the paper into the feeder, select your fold type, and press start. At a speed of up to 17,000 folds per hour, sheets are folded and ready in minutes. The large 3.5” color touch screen uses internationally recognized symbols to easily navigate through setup and operation. The FD 386 can fold sheets up to 12 inches by 18 inches and is programmed automatically to set 6 common fold types in 11 inch, 14 inch, and 17 inch lengths. In addition, up to 27 custom folds can be programmed in to memory for recurring unique applications. Fully loaded, the FD 386 infeed holds up to 500 sheets at a time, the drop-in three roller friction feed system allows for consistent reliable feeding making quick work of any folding job. The FD 386 also features the FORMAX patent Telescoping Outfeed Conveyor Stacker that can hold up to 500 folded sheets when fully extended. This allows for a complete stack of documents to run through the folder before unloading. A resettable 6-digit counter gives an accurate tally of the number of sheets folded. Simply press the reset icon to set the counter back to zero. In addition to the standard counter, the FD 386 features auto batch mode for processing sets of documents with a delay between each set for easy handling and grouping. The optional patented Multi Sheet Feeder is designed to fold multiple page documents, it can fold up to 4 stapled or unstapled sheets up to 8 ½ inches by 14 inches in a single pass. The feeder has an independent skew adjustment for fine tuning folds. The FD 386 also features a Cross-Fold guide for feeding folded documents a second time for additional folding. Proudly made in the USA, The FD 386 Touch Screen Automatic Document Folder is an ideal solution for any business, print shop or school that requires multiple fold capabilities combined with ease of operation versatility and reliability.

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