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FD 38X Fully-Automatic Tabletop Folder


The Fully Automatic FD 38X Document Folder is a perfect solution for any office, church, school or print-for-pay center that demands. With it’s quick and easy set-up jobs are completed exceptionally fast. Not only because the FD 38X set up is fast and easy (The new 2.8” (71mm) backlit LCD display and control panel makes the FD 38X extremely easy to use) but because it folds fast! With its fully automated fold plates and AutoStack™ Stacker Wheels just about everything is set for you with the touch of a button. Once set, you can store up to 35 custom jobs. 18 pre-programmed fold settings of the most common jobs are already stored into memory.

With the large 2.8” (71mm) backlit LCD display and user-friendly control panel, even untrained operators can walk up to the FD 38X and start folding with little to no instruction.

The fully automatic FD 38X comes equipped with a patented Multi-Sheet Feeder that allows up to 4 sheets stapled or unstapled to be folded at one time.

As you can see in the video below operation is as easy as, load 500 sheets in the hopper, select the fold and press start. It will adjust the fold plates and exit conveyor wheels automatically. While you can attend to more important matters like grabbing a cup of coffee for that 2nd wind! You have around 2 minutes before the stack is done and waiting for you on the telescoping conveyor system.

FD 38X Operating Features

Fast! Up to 20,100/Hour: Large jobs are processed quickly at speeds of up to 20,100 pieces per hour
Large LCD Interface: A large 2.8” (71mm) backlit LCD screen and user-friendly controls allow 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
AutoStackTM Wheels: Fully-automated stacker wheels eliminate moving them by hand when switching 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 Counter: 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
Stores 35 Custom Folds: Up to 35 custom folds can be programmed and stored into memory
Dedicated Multi-Sheet Feeder: Allows for up to 4 stapled or unstapled sheets to be folded at the same time with the ability to select standard or custom folds in letter and legal paper sizes
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

FD 38X Technical Features

Adjustable Feed Table Pressure: Seven positions can be easily chosen to increase or decrease hopper tension to better feed thick and thin paper stocks
Thick Stock Mode: Speed can be temporarily increased to help feed thicker stocks
Seven-Point Fold Stops: Fold plates utilize seven point fold stops for crisp, accurate folds of large paper sizes at high speeds
Fold Plate Locks: Fold plates lock for safety
Removable Roller Cover: Easily removed for improved access to fold rollers and exit area
Six Languages: Language selections include English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Dutch
Easy-Off Feed Wheel Shaft: Feed wheels can be changed without removing side covers

FD 38X Options

V-Stack36 Vertical Stacker: Aligns with FD 38X outfeed and vertically stacks up to 22” of folded
documents, making them easier to unload for further processing.

Formax FD 38X Specifications

Speed: Up to 20,100 sheets per hour – based on 11” (279mm) Z-Fold*, 6 Settings
Hopper Capacity: Up to 500 sheets 20# (75gsm)
Pre-Set Folds: Pre-programmed for C, V, Z, Gate, Fold Out and Double Parallel
Pre-Set Paper Sizes: FD Model: 11”, 14”, 17”
FE Model: A5, A4, A3, B6, B5, B4
Custom Folds: Stores up to 35 custom folds into memory
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)
Languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian & Dutch
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: 74 lbs (34kg)
Power: 110-240VAC 50/60 Hz
Safety Certifications: UL & CE applied for

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