HSF - High-Speed Friction Feeder
The HSF high-performance fricon feeder is the ideal soluon where empty folding cartons are to be labelled with variable data outside the production line. The modular design of the machine allows operators to combine it with the labelling technology of their choice.
The HSF separates the folding cartons from the stack. An electromechanical or ultrasound-based sensing system ensures that the packaging units are correctly separated. The cartons are then fed by two parallel conveyor belts to the printing station. Where they are labelled as required, for instance with serialisation data in the form of 2D barcodes, datamatrix codes or text. Depending on the requirements, the unit can be equipped with thermal printers, lasercoding or labelling and dispensing systems.
The printed data is then read by the downstream camera and evaluated, for instance with the bb-SiteManager so ware. Cartons with codes that are deemed illegible by the camera are automacally ejected at the ejection station. The labelled folding cartons are bundled by the downstream shingling outfeed conveyor for manual removal.
The production rate of the HSF can be continuously adjusted from 10 to 30 metres per minute.
The HSF is controlled through an intuive IPC touch panel and is easy to operate. Its fixed and steering castors can be adjusted in height and make the unit portable for use in various production lines.