The Minifeeder is an automatic prefeeder for a small-size top printing converting machine like the Martin 616, 618, and 718, Emba 160 and 170, 175 and Langston 26” x 68”. It is capable of feeding large stacks of small board sizes (max 800 mm x 1800 mm), which can be supplied to the Minifeeder in blocks, the same way they come down from the corrugator. This complete load enters the Minifeeder through a corrugated box manufacturing machines conveyor system.
Once the load has entered the Minifeeder, the second stack is stabilized from the top by the topholder. The first stack is lifted by the Swivel assembly and positioned laterally to create a perfect line up. The load is then tipped over and fed into the prehopper of the extendo where the board is squared, fed through the shingle gate and sent shingled to the converting machine hopper, where the blanks are further squared by side and back tampers.