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Astro Feeders

round out your printer or tabber with the perfect feeder for increased production

ASF-3000 Shuttle Feeder

The Astro ASF-3000 Shuttle Feeder is a high-speed, vacuum operated, top-load, top flight automatic feeder that produces up to 30,000 pieces per hour.

  • Interfaces with the Astro Image System II as well as the Astro IBE-9000 Inline Inkjet Printer
  • Connects to other standalone systems
  • Uses a combination of vacuum and friction for regular and hard to feed media
  • Self-contained vacuum system
  • Includes Vacuum Plates designed for specific types of media: 1. single sheets of paper (20 lb. bond minimum), 2. thin postcard stock, 3. thick media up to 1/2″, 4. folded media
  • Includes Reversible Media Sleds (Pushers) for thin media (single sheets up to 1/8″ thick) or thick media (over 1/8″ and thicker like magazines) to improve feeding
  • Speed Range: up to 30,000 pieces per hour
  • Media Size: minimum 3″ W x 5″ L, maximum 14″ W x 17″ L
  • Media Thickness: minimum 20lb bond, maximum 5/8″
  • Hopper Capacity: 14″

ABF-50 Belt Feeder

The Astro ABF-50 is a top load, bottom feed high speed feeder that can feed up to 40,000 pieces per hour.

  • Interfaces with other equipment to start and stop dry feeding (via dry contacts)
  • Easy set up and operation
  • Straight, jam-free operation provided by bow separator technology
  • Five belts for smooth transport
  • Works with Conveyor Systems, Folding and Stitching Machines, Inkjet Printers and other packaging applications
  • Feeds variable thicknesses within the same stack
  • Includes regular and wide media guides
  • Media: self-mailers, open-ended booklets, stuffed envelopes, plastic cards, CD cases, CD’s, magnets, calendars, magazines, flats and more
  • Speed Range: up to 40,000 #10 envelopes per hour
  • Media Size: minimum 3″ W x 3″ L, maximum 14″ W x 17″ L
  • Media Thickness: shingle sheets up to 1/2″
  • Hopper Capacity: 17″ high

FF-14 Friction Feeder

The Astro FF-14 is a top load, bottom feed high speed feeder that can feed up to 40,000 pieces per hour.

  • Handle most hard-to-feed media
  • Adjusts easily to fit various media sizes and thicknesses
  • Works with Conveyor Systems, Folding and Stitching Machines, Inserters, Inkjet Printers and other packaging applications
  • Integrates with the Astro AJ-3600/3800 Printers and the Astro Image System II when used with optional feeder base
  • Media: open-ended Z-fold flyers, envelopes, small booklets, single sheets, card stock and business cards
  • Speed Range: up to 40,000 pieces per hour
  • Media Size: minimum 2″ L x 3″ W, maximum 15″ L x 14″ W
  • Media Thickness: shingle sheets up to 3/8″

FF-30 & FF-309 Friction Feeders

The Astro FF-30 & FF-309 feeders are top load, bottom feed high speed feeders that can feed up to 25,000 pieces per hour. The FF-30 models is a special Right-Side feeder and the FF-309 is a special Left-Side feeder.

  • FF-30 model: right-side feed, interfaces with ATS-8900 Tabber for automatic or manual modes
  • FF-309 model: left-side feed, interfaces with ATS-309 Tabber for automatic or manual modes
  • Adjusts easily to fit various media sizes and thicknesses
  • Automatic or Manual Modes: Automatic Mode: tabber controls feeder speed and stop/go action, Manual Mode: feeder speed controlled manually with feeder speed control
  • Works with Conveyor Systems, Folding and Stitching Machines, Inkjet Printers and other packaging applications (in manual mode only)
  • Media: open-ended Z-fold flyers, envelopes, small booklets, single sheets, card stock and business cards
  • Speed Range: up to 25,000 pieces per hour
  • Media Size: minimum 3.5″ L x 5″ W, maximum 12″ L x 17″ W
  • Media Thickness: shingle sheets up to 1/4″
  • Hopper Capacity: 12″ high (approximately 500 #10 envelopes)

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