Environmentally-friendly and Efficiency-enhacing Advancement of the MBO Palletized Feeder


MBO uses the Alliance Days 2021 in Solms to present the latest developments in the field of palletized feeders. The research and development department at MBO wanted to develop a more efficient, environmentally-friendly solution that also works even more effectively. According to R&D Manager Sebastian König, they did just this: “The innovations affect several areas of the feeder. Among other things, we have revised the air flow, which is now much more efficient. We also use a regulated pump that only runs when needed. This saves valuable energy”.

New Vacujet/Vacujet RS Feeder head
The newly developed Vacujet / Vacujet RS feeder head, a logical advancement of the Vaculift / Vaculift RS, successfully on the market for many years, scores points with improved, ergonomic ease of operation. It significantly boosts efficiency and productivity. The Vacujet feeder head achieves up to 22,000 cycles per hour depending on the paper; with the Vacujet RS version on the higher speed K8RS folder, up to 25,000 cycles per hour. The range of applications of the new feeder head clearly stands out from the systems found on the market up to now.

Improved air flow in the palletized feeder
The Vacujet RS includes a revision of the palletized feeder. It now features improved air flow, which means increased productivity. The lifting unit has been equipped with a pneumatic cylinder, which increases durability. Furthermore, the adjusting elements have been moved to a lower position, which increases access for all operators.

Environmentally-friendly, high-performance pressure-vacuum pump
The palletized feeder can be optionally equipped with a new high-performance pressure-vacuum pump which no longer regulates the air supply continuously, but adapts individually to the process and regulates it according to the exact needs. This energy efficient and environmentally friendly solution uses 50% less energy than conventional pumps on the market. The new pump is also equipped with a ventilated noise damping device which reduces noise emissions considerably.

Increased suction power during sheet infeed
The Vivas system (Vacuum Infeed Vacuum Alignment) from MBO has been ensuring reliable flat sheet infeed and optimum sheet running with high throughput capacity for many years. Vivas also guarantees that there are no marks, even with delicate and freshly printed products. The double vacubelt for the sheet infeed has been modified and now has four valves with increased suction power. This further increases overall performance.

Conversion option for existing folding machines
Those who would like to benefit from the new developments do not necessarily have to invest in a new folding machine. A number of legacy folding machines with palletized feeders can be converted. Each must be checked individually to determine applicability so interested parties should contact their MBO America representative HERE.