Standard Announces AFV-566FKT Folder

Folder Combines More Intelligent Automation with Increased Efficiency

ANDOVER, MA, June 25, 2021 – Standard Finishing Systems, a leading supplier of post-press and paper handling solutions, recently announced an addition to their line of automated folding solutions: the Standard Horizon AFV-566FKT iCE Series Folder. This 6-buckle folder with integrated knife/buckle cross-folding has been designed for improved efficiency, more operator-friendly production, and reduced waste and make-ready.

Setup and changeover times on the AFV-566FKT Folder are nearly 20% faster than the previous model, the AFC-566FG. The system’s roller gaps and buckle plates are set automatically and can be easily fine-tuned from the improved touchscreen control panel. The AFV-566FKT has introduced automated stop deployment and adjustment under the knife when cross folding as well as trailing edge roller adjustments to insure accurate fold position with reduced operator intervention and maximize machine uptime.

The system features a brand-new, automated register table with an adjustable vacuum drive belt that eliminates steel and plastic ball drive for registration. In addition, the system can now automatically calculate the optimal feed interval to ensure top production speeds and efficiency with no manual adjustments or trial and error. The AFV-566FKT uses a single-piston suction pre-feed head for faster and more accurate operation. The system can reach speeds of up to 656 feet/min with cross-folding and up to 885 feet/min for parallel folds.

The AFV-566FKT comes equipped with iCE LiNK, a cloud-based workflow management system from Horizon that allows print providers to manage and monitor production across multiple finishing devices to provide a higher level of production efficiency. iCE LiNK allows shops to monitor and collect machine data in real time. iCE LiNK can also provide KPI analysis, PM schedule/alerts, JDF/JMF Workflow, scheduling, job creation, editing, and more.

“The AFV-566FKT is a welcome addition to the line of Standard Horizon folders,” said David Reny, Executive Vice President, Standard Finishing Systems. “The powerful automation, even on fine adjustments, makes the AFV-566FKT one of the most advanced and most operator-friendly folders on the market. This system more than meets the needs of today’s print environment.”

About Standard Finishing Systems

Standard Finishing Systems is based in Andover, Massachusetts and is a leading supplier of print finishing systems and paper handling equipment. Standard utilizes a network of independent dealers and a direct sales force in the United States and Canada. For more information, call 877-404-4460 or visit the Standard website at


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