Buckle Folder T50

The all-purpose solution for the half-size format

The T50 is MBO’s answer to wide-ranging customer requirements in the 50 x 70 cm half-size format. Equipped with the latest generation M1 machine control, it can be optimally configured for every application. The T50 offers more than simply the tried and trusted MBO standards such as the belt drive and the slitter shafts with plug bearings.

Many of the high-end features of its “big brothers” are also available as options. With a Vivas vacuum system, slitter shaft cassette and comprehensive automation options, it can be optimally tailored to any job requirements. It features a valuable equipment level as standard, including an intuitive operation touchscreen and marking-free sheet alignment via high-speed guides in the second folding unit.

X-folding unit 

Even greater variability with the X-folding unit The X50 mobile X-folding unit expands the folding type range of the T50 and allows additional crossfolds and special folding types to be produced. The knife is pneumatically driven and features particularly low wear-off. The X-folding unit is height adjustable and can therefore be used as a second or third folding unit.

Rear slitter shafts incorporated as standard are positioned parallel to the folding knife and open up further application options. Gatefold brushes available as optional equipment can be used to produce closed gatefolds. To achieve this, the X-folding unit is used as a third folding unit.


  • Choice of Continuous or Pile feeder to match the application
  • Small sheet size capability, 10.5cm x 10.5cm (4.12″ x 4.12″), for pile fed version
  • Anti-static lattice-type alignment table for consistent feeding in first fold unit
  • 4 or 6 plate folding configurations to suit application
  • MBO exclusive low maintenance and low noise belt drive
  • Fold rollers with MBO Virotec roller covering for optimum paper handling
  • User friendly, graphical, M1 controls interface for fast makeready
  • Slitter shaft cassette in the main parallel unit for fast tooling setups
  • Scoring, perforating and cutting devices for common jobs
  • RAS (Remote Access Service) remote maintenance connection for M1 controls
  • Interface connection to MBO M1 DataManager 4.0 System

(Pile feeder)
(continuous feeder)
Folding unit II 50 X-folding unit X50
    cm cm cm cm
Pile height max 65.0      
Infeed width min 15.0 15.0   15.0
  max 53.0 53.0 51.0 57.0
Infeed length min 15.0 18.0   10.0
  max 84.0 84.0   41.0
Folding length min 3.6 3.6 3.6  
Number of buckle plates   4 or 6 4 or 6 4 or 6  
    mm mm mm mm
Fold roller diametre   39.7 39.7 39.7 40.0
Slitter shaft diametre   30.0 30.0 30.0 30.0
Product thickness at exit max 1.5 1.5 1.8 2.5
Speed min 30 m/min (98 fpm)
  max 230 m/min (755 fpm) 205 m/min (670 fpm) 180 m/min (590 fpm)
Electrical supply M1 Basic
(3 x 400 V 50/60 Hz
3 x 220 V 50/50 Hz)
4.7 kVA
max 63 A

4.5 kVA
max 63 A

0.9 kVA
max 32 A
0.9 kVA
max 32 A
  M1 Advanced
(3 x 400 V 50/60 Hz
3 x 220 V 50/50 Hz)
4.7 kVA
max 63 A
4.5 kVA
max 63 A
0.95 kVA
max 32 A


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