The PTF-240-T automatic pleat and fold machine has been developed for long balloon products (upto 220 mm balloons can be processed).

The machine has internal tensioning systems to keep the product tensioned while the balloons are pleated and folded. Doing this ensures the inner bodies are not caught in the pleater heads during the pleating action. And super crisp pleats are the result!

The machine has quick interchangeable pleater heads (typically pleaters are changed in a matter of seconds) and a servo controlled folding head. The machine can be equipped with 3,4,5 or 6 pleat pleaterheads.

The pleat and fold heads can be heated (max 90C). 


Technical Specification Balloon Pleat & Fold sytem PTF-240-T


Balloon pleat and foldhead240 mm
Maximum balloon length220 mm
Amount of pleats3,4,5 or 6
Heated pleatsOptional (maximum 90C)
Heated fold headStandard (maximum 90C)
Diameter accuracy+/- 0.02 mm @ 100N
Fold head speed0.1 – 10 mm /s
Product handlingManual with product pretension system
Product inflation and deflation1 port (max 6 bar, -0.8 bar)
GUI10” color touch panel
Control software

Recipe based

Password levels (operator, engineer, calibrator)

Remote support option

Required airpressure7 bar minium
Power supply110-240VAC / 0.8kW