The Standard Horizon AFC-564A computer-controlled folder

AFC564A566AThe Standard Horizon AFC-564A computer-controlled folder combines superior feeding and registration with touch-screen control. An operator can select from 14 pre-set folds or set up to 200 custom folds, all with touch screen ease. With automated set-up, user-friendly graphical interface, and legendary Horizon construction and reliability, the AFC-564A is ideally suited to the most challenging production environments.


High performance and automation distinguish this space efficient cross-knife folder. The large color touch-screen provides simple, powerful user interface.

  • Set-up 14 fold patters by simply touch the corresponding icon and inputting the sheet size on the large LCD color touch-screen
  • Equipped with 4 buckles, 1 cross knife, and 2 buckles under the cross knife
  • Fold rollers are constructed with a combination of steel and soft polyurethane for superior grip and sharp, consistent folding
  • Horizon’s advanced rotary suction fee system delivers fast consistent feeding on a wide range of paper stocks
  • The optional extension table enables to load the sheets up to 1,100 mm (43.3″) long
  • Automated setups take just a few seconds. The LCD touch-screen prompts the operator through all remaining settings for fast, efficient production. All adjustments are user-friendly and require minimal skill or training
  • Up to 200 job settings can be memorized for quick and easy recall of regular jobs
  • The AFC-564A can be enhanced with JDF workflow from upstream to the postpress using pXnet bindery control system

Automated Setup (AFC-564A: 10 Sections)

  • Side Lay Guide
  • 1st Buckle
  • 2nd Buckle
  • 3rd Buckle
  • 4th Buckle
  • Knife Stopper
  • Knife Guides (Front)
  • Knife Guides (Rear)
  • K1 Buckle Below Knife
  • K2 Buckle Below Knife

The AFC-566A model is also available and features 17 fold patterns and 6 buckles. Additional folds include the Zigzag (6 panel fold), the Zigzag (7 panel fold), and the Roll Fold. Additional options available for both the AFC-564A and the AFC-566A:

  • Gate Fold Buckle: GFB-56
  • Gluing Unit: CGU-50
  • Front Perforation Unit: FP-56 (Factory Option)
  • Press Stacker: PST-40
  • Side Blowing Unit
  • Round Pile Feeder Unit: FRU-54
  • Image Checking System: CCD-AFC
  • Extension Table: LT-56
  • Strip Trim Device: AF-ST5
  • Strip & Edge – Trim Device: CGU-T56
  • Skip Perforation Unit: FSP-56
  • Supersonic Double Feed Detect Sensor
  • Blades (Slit/Perforation)
  • Edge Trim Device: KT-ET5
  • pXnet
  • Mobile Knife Fold Unit: MKU-54/54T
  • Press Stacker with Pile Delivery: PSX-56

Mid-State Litho, Inc.
5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507