Feeder large presses


// Quality Products

Feeder systems for large press lines

Our feeder systems are speci­ally deve­loped for use in large press lines and offer reliable and precise hand­ling of work­pieces. The range of appli­ca­tions is the produc­tion of car body parts, such as doors and side panels for cars.


Thanks to their robust, linear axes, our feeder systems are also suitable for retro­fit­ting press lines, espe­ci­ally with larger press distances.


The systems are manu­fac­tured exclu­si­vely in Germany. Our employees have many years of expe­ri­ence in the deve­lo­p­ment and manu­fac­ture of feeder systems.


We have been a reliable partner for our custo­mers for decades. We not only offer high-quality products, but also excel­lent service and compre­hen­sive advice to ensure that our custo­mers receive the best solu­tions for their produc­tion processes. We work closely with our custo­mers to develop indi­vi­dual and custo­mised solu­tions that meet the specific requi­re­ments of each customer.









// Advan­tages are obvious

Feeder large presses

Feeder large presses
The feeder consists of two feed axles, whereby the second feed axle is a patented teles­copic axle that moves in multiple over­lap­ping directions.
The lifting axis consists of two drives and is ther­e­fore inde­pen­dent of the press distance.
The feeder also has two inde­pen­dent swivel­ling axes (B‑axis) and two shift axes (Y‑axis).
All axes are operated synchro­no­usly by servo­mo­tors via a jerk-free sequence on an elec­tronic guide shaft.


Martin Hagel 
Head of Automation 
+49 751 56082 – 0 
Easy hand­ling and programming
Thanks to the linear and Carte­sian axis system, the feeders are very easy for the operator, setter and programmer to handle and programme.


The feeder consists of compon­ents that have been used in our systems for many years and have ther­e­fore proven their worth.


The feeders can be retro­fitted quickly and easily so that they can also be used in exis­ting produc­tion systems.


Weight equa­li­sa­tion
The feeder has pneu­matic weight equa­li­sa­tion, which is auto­ma­ti­cally regu­lated accor­ding to the load.


Feeder vari­ants
The feeder system is used as a feeder for parts inser­tion, parts removal and parts trans­port between the presses.
Feeder suction cup tooling with formed part

// Press interlinking

Feeder large presses

Feeder large presses
Retro­fit­ting press line


In this appli­ca­tion example, the feeder system was retro­fitted to a large hydraulic press line. The press distance to be bridged here is eleven metres. The mate­rial is trans­ported directly from press to press. The previous inter­me­diate trays that were required between the presses are no longer necessary.
In addi­tion, the feeder can now swivel the compon­ents around the B‑axis and move left and right along the Y‑axis. This also makes it very easy to trans­port complex components.
Due to the higher acce­le­ra­tion of the new system, the overall system has a corre­spon­dingly higher total output.
Feeder hotforming
Hotforming feeder
Feeder large press simulation view with width adjustment and telescopic axle

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Feeder large presses view telescopic axle


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// FAQ

Questions and answers

How long does it take to change the tooling on the feeder?

Normally, the tooling on the feeder can be changed manu­ally within a few minutes.
With a fully auto­matic tooling change, a total tooling change time for the press line of 5 to 8 minutes can be achieved.

What is a feeder system?

A feeder system is a specia­lised auto­mated hand­ling device that trans­ports sheet metal parts from one press stage to the next.

What does a feeder system do?

A feeder system trans­ports formed compon­ents from one press stage to the next.

Which parts are produced with feeder systems?

The compon­ents produced are sheet metal parts that are manu­fac­tured in a multi-stage forming process using one or more forming presses. In the case of feeders for large presses, these are usually body parts such as a side panel or doors of a car or commer­cial vehicle.

How does a feeder work?

The feeder moves into the mould and uses pneu­matic grip­pers to remove the compo­nent and trans­port it to the next press stage. It then moves back and the cycle starts again.

What are the advantages of a feeder?

Compared to a robot, a feeder can move a larger payload with higher acce­le­ra­tion. A feeder only has the number of axes required for the process.
Overall, the robot is more flexible, but also corre­spon­dingly slower.

How fast is a feeder like this?

In tech­no­lo­gical appli­ca­tions in the auto­mo­tive industry, the number of strokes is between 10 and 25 strokes/min, depen­ding on the distance between the presses and the press size.
Depen­ding on the size of the press, however, several parts can be produced simul­ta­neously per cycle.

Why a feeder from Hagel Automation?

A feeder from Hagel Auto­ma­tion is a good choice, as the company has many years of expe­ri­ence and exper­tise in the deve­lo­p­ment and manu­fac­ture of auto­ma­tion solu­tions. Hagel Auto­ma­tion specia­lises in the produc­tion of custo­mised auto­ma­tion systems.

Can a feeder be retrofitted to a press line?

As a rule, a feeder can be retro­fitted to an exis­ting press line rela­tively easily.

What weight can be moved with a feeder?

Depen­ding on the size of the feeder and the compon­ents, a feeder can be used to move compon­ents weig­hing up to 150 kg with maximum acceleration.

Where are feeders used?

Feeders are used in the series produc­tion of sheet metal and formed parts in the auto­mo­tive industry.

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Feeder large presses in frame moved completely to the left for assembly


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