HSF - high-speed friction feeder
Optimised solution for variable product identification and serialisation
The HSF high-performance friction feeder is the ideal solution 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, data matrix codes or text. Depending on the requirements, the unit can be equipped with thermal printers, laser coding or labelling and dispensing systems.
The printed data is then read by the downstream camera and evaluated, for instance with the
bb-SiteManager software. Cartons with codes that are deemed illegible by the camera are automatically 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 intuitive 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
All b+b systems form part of a modular system that can be customised
to suit the actual process requirements:
• Linking of bb-SiteManager software of production line to ERP system
• Choice and integration of optimised equipment for the serialisation and labelling of products and
• On request, b+b manages the entire project and implementation, acting as a general contractor