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Feed It Right with Prefeeders by Alliance


Accurate and efficient feeding of corrugated to a flexo folder gluer or rotary die cutter is a key component of maintaining productivity on the box line. Alliance’s line of prefeeders includes innovative features to ensure maximum reliability, ease of use, and continuous operation to increase productivity.


Alliance offers models designed to match the size, speed, and printing capabilities of your flexo folder gluer or rotary die cutter finishing machine. They are designed for fully automatic operation with high reliability, while reducing the potential for material jamming. A wide range of optional features ensures that Alliance prefeeders can handle any of the material calipers and flutes required in today’s corrugated production environment.


Alliance Prefeeders

  • FeedMAX™ Block Push Bottom Feeder

  • Jumbo Bottom Feeder

  • High-speed Top Feeder with prehopper option

  • Inverting Top Feeder and mini ITF

  • Top Feeder and Jumbo Top Feeder


Feedmax Block Push Bottom Feeder

The FeedMAX BPBF receives a stack of corrugated material, lifts it, divides it into measured blocks, then feeds sheets off the bottom of the block under a vertical stop onto the downstream extendo section in a continuous shingled stream for delivery into the finishing machine hopper.

Features

  • Automatic warp compensation adapts to variation in board quality, reducing downtime.

  • Block priming leads to less jams, reducing operator intervention.

  • Automatic stack centering provides more consistent alignment.

  • The AutoSet option prepares the machine for specific orders, allowing for faster setup.

  • A tilted shingle gate provides for more reliable shingling with reduced maintenance, while the 2-belt extendo improves shingling reliability.

  • The FeedMAX accepts 72-inch high stacks, and 90-inch tall stacks are optional.

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Jumbo Bottom Feeder

The JBF is designed to handle very large sized blank sheets of corrugated material up to 100 inches by 215 inches. It receives a stack of material, lifts it up, divides it into measured blocks, and then feeds sheets off the bottom of the block onto the extendo in a continuous shingled stream for delivery into the finishing machine hopper. Design features include automatic stack centering, 84-inch adjustable block pusher, variable height shingle gate with hold-down roller, and more.


High-speed Top Feeder

The Alliance HSTF is specifically optimized for high-speed operation with various types of corrugated board. The unique two-chamber inverter assembly provides positive control of bundles while rotating in one direction. The lift assembly is optimized for tall stack operation. Options include a Prehopper, a wide-belt extendo, plastic-belt chain lift assembly, deluxe waste sheet removal system, and a backup control station.


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Inverting Top Feeder

The ITF is an electric, automatic prefeeder for top-printing converting machines capable of feeding stacks of small board sizes. The lead stack is conveyed to a side-shifting centering conveyor, centered, then onto the lifting forks. The stack is inverted and fed into the prehopper where it is accumulated and squared. The material exits in a continuous shingle, which flows down the extendo into the finishing machine hopper.


Features

  • Accommodates incoming stacks up to 79 inches tall

  • Variable height shingle gate with prehopper tampers

  • Automatic stack centering

  • Deluxe waste removal system

  • Small footprint


Jumbo Top Feeder

The JTF handles very large sized blank sheets of corrugated material, up to 100 inches by 200 inches. It receives a stack of material, lifts it up, divides it into measured blocks, inverts each block, then feeds sheets off the bottom of the block onto the extendo in a continuous shingled stream for delivery into the finishing machine hopper. Features include automatic stack centering, incoming stack heights up to 72 inches tall, Powered waste sheet gate assembly, and more.


Coming soon! Digital Prefeeder


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Alliance equipment is backed by our technical support and parts teams, available 24/7. Contact us.


About Alliance

For more than 40 years, Alliance Machine Systems International has designed and manufactured more than 14,000 machines for the corrugated industry, with installations worldwide. Alliance offers material handling systems to improve productivity, from prefeeders to robotic loadformers.

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