Formax FD 262 Single-Head Tabber
The Formax FD 262 Single-Head Tabber makes quick work of applying tabs to folded mailpieces, and is designed to meet all USPS requirements for mailing and automation discounts. Using “crash tab” technology, the open edge of a mailpiece contacts an adhesive tab and travels through a set of rollers where the tab is tightly folded and sealed, creating a mail-ready piece.
The FD 262 tabs up to 12,000 pieces per hour (8 1/2” tri-folds), and handles media up to 17” wide, up to 5/32” thick. Its advanced design includes an integrated bottom feeder allowing for continuous operation, and a built-in waste take-up spool to reduce down time. The user-friendly controls include a 5-digit resettable LCD counter and a tab sensitivity control to adjust for tab stock density.
Various tab stocks can be used, including translucent, paper, and clear in sizes up to 1 1/2” in diameter. To meet USPS requirements, the mailpiece can be fed through in different directions, to apply tabs in various locations. The optional FD 282-30 3-foot Drop-Stacking Conveyor offers adjustable speed from 0 - 124 fpm, and stacks tabbed pieces in a neat, sequential order for easy removal.
With ever-changing postal regulations, having the dependable, efficient FD 262 Tabbing System can make your mailings compliant with very little effort.
Formax FD 282 Double-Head Edge Tabber
The FD 282 Double-Head Edge Tabbing System features revolutionary advances in tabber design. It can apply tabs on opposite sides of the mail piece at the same time, or on top and side simultaneously, maximizing productivity and eliminating the need to feed pieces multiple times. The key is the FD 282’s combination of tabbing heads: the fixed head applies tabs along an open edge, while the reposition-capable head can switch from side tabbing to front (leading-edge) tabbing. The flexible head can also affix flat tabs, small labels or up to 3 USPS roll stamps in one pass.
Its central control panel features a digital LCD display, including lifetime and job resettable counters, which makes setup and operation user friendly. In addition, operators can program up to 4 jobs into memory for recurring jobs with different media sizes, tab specifications and tabbing positions. The FD 282 processes up to 25,000 pieces per hour (single tab), 15,000/hour (double tab) or 10,000/hour (triple tab), in sizes up to 11” x 15”, up to 1/4” thick.
For flexibility, the FD 282 is available as a stand-alone, compatible with a variety of feeders and output devices. It’s also available as the FD 282SF with a Medium-Duty Synchronized Feeder, or the FD 282HF with a Heavy-Duty Friction Feeder. Options include an output conveyor, and tabletop and floor stands.
The FD 282 provides a dependable and flexible solution to keep your mailings in compliance with changing USPS tabbing regulations.