The PTF-120-A is a fully automated machine and can pleat and fold balloons with a length of approx. 100 mm. The balloon products are clamped on a stable product table with automatic positioning using stepper motors.


  • 10” color touch panel interface with parameter setting and recipe control.
  • Servo controlled zero gap fold head with stainless tool steel blades and high-wear resistant low friction coating.
  • Innovative design for quickly exchanging the pleater setup from 3- ,4- ,5- or 6-pleats.
  • The PTF-120-A is built with a very high-quality benchmark resulting in a stable and robust design with minimal cost of ownership.
  • Easy to use user interface software with recipe control. Barcode scanners support as standard.
  • Fold head heating is standard and optionally the pleater modules can be fitted with a heating system.
  • The design is optimized for use in cleanrooms and can be very easily wiped and cleaned due to the smooth and closed surfaces.

Technical Specs

Balloon pleater & fold head size

120 mm length maximum opening 30 mm

Maximum balloon length

Approx. 100 mm (depending on cone angles)

Number of pleats

3, 4, 5 or 6 pleats with pre-shape

Heating on the pleaters

Optional. Maximum temperature 90 °C

Heating on the fold head

Standard. Maximum temperature 90 °C

Fold head control

0.1 mm – 30mm servo controlled

+/- 0.02 mm @ 100N accuracy

Dynamic Diameter Compensation (DCC) available

1 point fully automated diameter calibration

1000 N radial force max.

Pleat head control

Servo controlled with CW/CCW pleater option

Product inflation/deflation

1 port (max. 6 bar / minimum -0.8 bar) with hub connector

Footswitch activation on the product clamp unit


10” colour touch panel

Control software

Recipe based

Password levels (operator, engineer, calibrator)

Remote support option





Required air pressure

7 bar minimum

Power supply

115 / 240 VAC / 0.8 kW

Safety systems

Covers with coded magnet and safety PLC circuit