Hopper & Feeder Upgrades

Light Curl Kit
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Reference: Curled Lap Kit (575-4131-02)

(Bolt-on Upgrade) Reduces misses caused by curled signatures in the area of the transfer drum. Adjustable guides further cradle thin signatures to the dipper levers while a new T gripper cam profile maximizes opportunity to grasp stubborn signatures. Greatly increases hopper productivity and reduces waste.

  • AKA: Lap Assist Kit
  • P15 part number: 575-4131-04
  • P311 part number: 575-4131-03
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Easy Access Governor Pin
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This handy upgrade allows tool less access to the main governor pin without removing the sig pile. Can be easily reached from both sides of the hopper. Feed pawl, and improved secondary bearing failsafe system included.

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Heavy Duty Pull Up Wheels
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Reference: VG13B209BLM

Pinch Wheel Assembly: (Bolt-on upgrade) Does not twist, warp, or lean over like the stock pull up wheel assemblies. Increases longevity and reduces expensive primary drum wear. Available for P-15 ~ P-311 ~ P-2 hoppers.

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Heavy Duty Drag System
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(Bolt-on Upgrade) Based on the Higgins Drag, Our drags are heavier duty, wider, and have a broader check eye target area which is also recessed to protect the reflector. A new compound wiper and check eye sensor operate independent of each other, giving the operator maximum flexibility to control the signature. All these enhancements give longevity, durability, and a superior book delivered out of the inserter area.

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Selective Towers (Top Hats)
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Allows selectivity to be placed in manual, off, or automatic at each hopper. Operators can select functions as needed via well indicated select switches.

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Push Style Inhibit
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(Bolt -on Upgrade) Upgrades the P-15's mechanical hook style Latchout assembly to the P-311's simpler and longer lasting push style. Eliminates 'bumping' between multiple latched books. User needs to control timing of the Latchout.

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Eccentric Pivot Sucker Swing Bolt
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For P-311 and P-15 hoppers equipped with the Push style Latchout cylinders. This eccentric bolt for the sucker swing actuating lever can be tuned with a wrench easily setting up the latched stroke. This is easier than adjusting the cylinder jam nut and bolt.

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Cover Feeder Upgrade
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Convert your FF-100 / FF-150 / FF-155 feeder to this UFA350 Cover/Card feeder adapted for use on an 855 Line (also works with 750/755/850 lines). Leapfrog 22 years of improvement over your older feeder and enjoy the benefits belonging to the ST-350/400 machines on your 855 or 750 line today.

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Nip Wheel Upgrade
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Upgrade your Cover Feeder and Card Feeder from the troublesome round belt to this timing belt driven nose wheel. This eliminates nip wheel drive slippage and gives you control of the cover being placed onto the book.

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Super Short Sig Kit
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Allows the P-15 hopper signature stop to lower all the way down to the sig guide bar. Can open cards and envelopes as small as 2". Comes with guides to prevent envelope glue flaps from opening.

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LMI Vacuum Opener
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This handy in-line vacuum setup allows no adjustment or timing of the opener drum. For zero or reverse lap opening, ask us for our curved transfer drum sucker tubes which grips, wraps, and pulls the sig in 6 places.

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Billet Clamp Actuator
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Single piece cam follower actuator is rid of the pesky pin that always wears out. This is one of many small parts made superior by LMI.

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Adjustable Jogging Board
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Allows 1 of 3 height positions to be selected. In low position, walk-up boards can be eliminated.

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Feeder Training / Test Stand
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Allows a hopper to test run independent of the line for troubleshooting or training. Includes onboard silent vacuum generation, blowdown, Latchout, kick out clutch, hopper electrical test lights, remote controls, and other handy features. Servo models can reverse feed anywhere on the line without complex chain drives and guarding issues. Our single convertible stand will fit a P-15 ~ P-2 ~ P-311 ~ FF100 ~ FF-155 ~ FF-150 ~ FG ~ RG and Muller martini hoppers.

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On the Fly Adjustments
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Allows operators to adjust the governor pin and stripper needles on the fly, without having to remove the sig pile from the hopper. Reduces make-ready time. Also available are remote controls for the opener grippers, vacuum transfer, vacuum open, and register stop.

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Latch Out (Standard)
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(Bolt -on Upgrade) Allows feeder to inhibit a sig pull on command. Latching lever allows 'set and forget' timing. See our P-311 'Push Style Inhibit' for the most modern design.

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Servo Drive Upgrade
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Servo drive upgrade for Hoppers, Card feeders, Cover feeders, Reverse Hopper Stands, ect.

  • Eliminates chain drives, guarding, and associated safety concerns.
  • Fast Setup, Adjust on-the-fly, clutchless.
  • Fits models SRS-200, FF155, FF150, FF100, P-15, P-311, and others!
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