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THERM-O-TYPE NSF A3+ with Astro Feeder. The NSF A3+ can be configured to operate with an Astro envelope feeder. Customers running the Astro/NSF A3+ have been operating in the "manual" mode, as no provisions had been made to interface the machines electronically. THERM-O-TYPE now offers customers the ability to configure the NSF A3+ so the Astro feeder attachment can be operated in the "automatic" mode.

This is a significant improvement for customers. Operating in the "automatic" mode, the operator is not required to manually calibrate the speed of the feeder to match the press. As speed adjustments are made on the NSF A3+, the speed of the Astro feeder is automatically adjusted. Using the automatic mode, the feeder can be brought into operation much easier, while waste and jams are significantly reduced.

Astro feeders that are attached to NSF A3+ presses must be modified slightly from their original configuration. Once modified, the Astro feeder can be attached and/or detached from the NSF A3+ in a couple of minutes. No tools are required to attach or detach the feeder.

Once the Astro feeder has been installed on the NSF A3+, various size envelopes can be fed at speeds up to 5,500 envelopes per hour. As the Astro feeder is a top load, bottom feed feeder, the feeder will continuously feed as long as the operator adds envelopes to the feeder as required.

In addition to feeding envelopes, customers are using the Astro feeder to feed various difficult to handle materials to the NSF A3+ press.

The combination of the NSF A3+ press and the Astro envelope feeder, combined with the automatic mode interface, allows customers to produce foil stamped envelopes with unmatched ease and productivity.

THERM-O-TYPE is now a dealer for the Astro feeder. This dealership allows THERM-O-TYPE to purchase and modify the feeders, to install the automatic interface on the NSF A3+, and to provide support to customers operating the NSF A3+/Astro feeder combination.                                                                        

THERM-O-TYPE Corporation does not manufacture Kirk-Rudy or Astro feeders.

At the request of customers, THERM-O-TYPE has configured certain foil press products to operate with a Kirk-Rudy or Astro feeder attached.

Currently, there are several customers who operate Kirk-Rudy and/or Astro feeders inline with their THERM-O-TYPE foil stamping presses.

THERM-O-TYPE does not guaranty the performance of Kirk-Rudy and/or Astro feeders or their suitability to handle customer supplied materials.

It is the sole responsibility of the customer to test the Kirk-Rudy and/or Astro feeder before they are purchased to determine if one or both of these feeders is suitable for their application and materials.

THERM-O-TYPE does not offer or imply technical support for these products beyond the information necessary to attach the feeder to the THERM-O-TYPE foil press.

THERM-O-TYPE assumes no responsibility for the quality, performance, durability or suitability of Kirk-Rudy and/or Astro feeders.

Video presentations of Kirk-Rudy and/or Astro feeders provided by THERM-O-TYPE are for demonstration purposes only and should not be construed as an endorsement of any kind.

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