Feeder small presses

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Feeder systems for small presses

Our compact feeder systems can be used for parts trans­port on C‑frame presses and also for other versa­tile trans­port tasks and offer reliable and precise hand­ling of work­pieces. The range of appli­ca­tions extends from the produc­tion of small parts to medium-sized sheet metal components.


Feeders are used in a wide range of appli­ca­tions in the auto­mo­tive industry and in the produc­tion of white goods. They are charac­te­rised by their high perfor­mance and relia­bi­lity, making them an important part of our custo­mers’ produc­tion processes.


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.









// Options and versions

Feeder small presses

The feeder consists of a feed axis and a lifting axis. The feed axis is super­im­posed three times and achieves very large projec­tions despite its compact design.
All axes are operated synchro­no­usly by servo­mo­tors via a jerk-free sequence on an elec­tronic guide shaft.
Appro­priate tooling adap­ters are used to connect the tooling, which are also used to connect the pneu­matic and elec­trical systems.


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 a pneu­matic weight equa­liser that is auto­ma­ti­cally regu­lated accor­ding to the load.


Feeder vari­ants
Depen­ding on the appli­ca­tion, the feeder can also be scaled accordingly.


Elec­trical control
Our stan­dar­dised system control consis­ting of Siemens compon­ents enables reliable avai­la­bi­lity and commu­ni­ca­tion between a wide range of components.
Thanks to constant further deve­lo­p­ment and inno­va­tion, we always work with the latest technology.


The user inter­face is desi­gned to be intui­tive and user-friendly, so that even inex­pe­ri­enced opera­tors can quickly fami­lia­rise them­selves with the controls.
Our extended service func­tions support the rapid recti­fi­ca­tion of any faults.


Line control
The inte­grated line control enables simple coor­di­nated opera­tion of several feeders and presses with each other and also forms the inter­face to other peri­pherals such as blank loaders or coil lines.
Martin Hagel 
Head of Automation 
+49 751 56082 – 0 
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// Press interlinking

Feeder small presses

Feeder for small presses


The feeders are a cost-effec­tive alter­na­tive to auto­ma­tion with robots.
Due to the super­im­posed linear axes, the feeders require less space and are also signi­fi­cantly faster than robots due to the linear move­ment from point to point.
Another advan­tage is the higher payload and simpler programming, as only two axles need to be programmed.
The expected output can be calcu­lated well in advance, as all axles are track-controlled.

// Picture gallery

Small feeder presses in use

Here you will find pictures and videos from instal­la­tion to use by the end customer.

Let us inspire you and convince you of our exper­tise and experience.

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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.

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 small parts, these are usually struc­tural parts or small to medium-sized visible auto­mo­tive components.

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 for small presses can move compon­ents weig­hing up to 50 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 or white goods.

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