MFE-300 - Lateral Chain Feeder

The Lateral Chain Feeder Model MFE-300 is designed for continuous feed up to 300 feet per minute of fixed or random length pieces into a moulder.
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MFE-300 Lateral Chain Feeder for Moulder
MFE-300 Feeding wheels made of steel with hardened surfaces teeth
MFE-300 Motorized Guiding Tunnel
MFE-300 Lateral Chain Feeder for Moulder

The Lateral Chain Feeder Model MFE-300 is designed for continuous feed up to 300 feet per minute of fixed or random length pieces into a moulder.

OPERATION

  • On the feed table, boards are automatically placed along the feed line by perpendicular strands of chains
  • A pneumatic system lowers chain carriage between each feed cycle thus preventing unnecessary friction between the piece being fed and the reserve material
  • Boards are automatically driven in sequence by a combination of two powered wheels located under the material and two top pressurized wheels over the material

STANDARD FEATURES

  • Moulding length capacity of 3’ to 8’, 12', 16'
  • 36" long feed table length with chains C2060 rails on pneumatic up/down mechanism
  • Standard working height from 32” to 36”
  • Two bottom feed flat wheels made of steel ¾" wide, powered by electric motor with variable speed and timing belts
  • Two top pressurized flat wheels made of steel ¾" wide, powered by electric motor with variable speed and timing belts
  • Easy to access thickness adjustment at the front of the feeder
  • Feed chains powered by electric motor with variable speed
  • Interface relay to stop feeding cycle when moulder feed is stopped
  • Torque control module on feed wheels VFD to maintain constant pressure without slipping
  • Adjustable fence ½" movement on reference line, accessible from the operator's position
  • Feeding wheels with hardened surfaces
  • Bridge or guiding tunnel between feeder and moulder, up to 4’ long (tunnel custom lengths available on request)
  • Additional chain transfer length capacity (up to a maximum of 6 additional feet)
  • Steel plates between chains
  • Platen chains recommended for softwood species
  • One additional chain for shorter material down to 18" minimum length
  • Pressurized lateral guide with roller bearing end
  • Powered bridge with roller conveyor and side guides
  • Custom working height

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