MBM 352F Tabletop Friction Paper Folding Machine
- Dual roller friction feed system folds a wide variety of stocks, including carbonless sheets
- Adjusts in seconds for standard and custom folds
- Variable speed control
- Powered exit conveyor
- Sheet separation from top of fanned stack
- Polyurethane foam rollers eliminate the need for fold roller pressure settings
- Heavy-duty, non-flexing side frames
- Needle bearings for high speed production
- Options include an extended delivery system, cross-fold for right-angle folding, and slitting, scoring, and perforating attachments
- UL and C UL approved
- Speed: 22,000 sheets/hour
- Paper Size: 2" x 2 3/4" to 14" x 21 1/4"
- Paper weight : 13 to 110 lbs.
- Sheet Capacity: 300 Sheets
- Power Supply: 115 V, 60 Hz
- Dimensions (D x W x H): 22 1/4" x 41 3/4" x 14 1/2"
- Shipping Weight: 105 lbs.
- Warranty: 1-year limited warranty, excluding wearables
MBM 352F Tabletop Friction Folding Machine Review
The MBM 352F Tabletop Friction Folding Machine is a great system for offices, churches, schools, and other organizations. Its many automatic features offer simple operation as well as fast folding rates with a wide range of material. The high efficiency of this machine will increase productivity, saving you time and money and eventually paying for itself. Here is a closer look at the strengths and weaknesses of the MBM 352F.
Precise feeding is accomplished through dual rollers controlled by a friction feed mechanism. The rollers intuitively account for differences in paper size and weight, including carbonless forms. Stock thicknesses can range from 13lb to 110lb bond, accommodating myriad paper varieties.
Variable speed control is offered through an electronic adjuster. Needle bearings are used to ensure accuracy during high speed production. Items are folded as fast as 22,000 sheets per hour, more than ample for large volume folding, such as mass mailings.
The fold plates promptly adjust for a both standard and custom folds. Preset folds include single, letter, zigzag, double parallel, and half accordion. Between these and any custom fold you create, you have the ability to make bulletins, programs, flyers, newsletters, invoices, menus, and more.
Up to 300 sheets can sit in the hopper waiting to be folded. A powered conveyor belt gives the orderly exit of folded sheets.
Papers as small as 2" x 2-3/4" or as large as 14" x 21-1/4" can all be folded, allowing a large assortment of items to be created.
Optional accessories include an extended delivery system and a cross-fold for right angle folding. Also available are attachments for slitting, scoring, and perforating to add even more functionality.
Solid construction is seen in the heavy duty, all steel makeup of this device. Non-flexing side frames provide even more strength. A one year manufacturer warranty comes with this product and excludes wearables.
Although a wide variety of paper stocks can be folded by this machine, glossy paper is not one of them. Many offices won't be affected by this. But companies wishing to fold large amounts of specialty paper might be more interested in the 352S, which does have this capability.
This device isn't equipped with a counter. If you mostly fold in quantities congruent with the number of sheets sold together, this won't be much of an issue for you. But some businesses appreciate being able to program the number of items they need to fold and eliminate the need to count out individual sheets. We suggest the 407A if you want a great paper folder that includes a counter.
One other thing that some businesses may want is an option for folding multiple sheets together. Unfortunately this device is not equipped with this ability. A comparable machine with that option is the Martin Yale 2501 Smartfold.
Overall, the MBM 352F is definitely able to accommodate the folding needs of any office. With automatic features ensuring smooth, easy operation and rapid fold plates, this machine is highly convenient and efficient. The MBM 352F is an excellent choice for your next automatic paper folder.