Universal Friction Feeders®
Differential Friction Technology™
24-inch capacity hopper
Variable speed

The ST 1250 Universal Friction Feeder® and the next generation of high performance feeding. At the core of the ST 1250 is a patented Differential Friction Technology™ that ensures package integrity through precision product separation and singulation. Just as simple as it is accurate, the ST 1250 boasts a 24-inch (60.96 cm) capacity hopper which reduces reloading time. As for setup, minimal adjustments are necessary and they're all done without tools. And with its modular design, the ST 1250, when necessary, is even quick and easy to maintain.

ST 1250 Universal Friction FeederŪ

In addition to its innovative mechanical design, the ST 1250 is IQuipped™ with a revolutionary intelligent system controller. This powerful automation control center features an embedded microprocessor that provides an information management system and host communications via its standard RS-232 interface.

Designed for continuous use in industrial environments, the ST 1250 is built with a durable stainless steel enclosure and precision manufactured components. Many hardware and software options are available for your specific integration and application requirements.


  • Automates delivery of non-nested products into wrapper and cartoner in-feed conveyors
  • Collating warranty cards, wrapped/sleeved CDs, instruction sheets, and promotional material for software and computer packaging
  • Feeding chipboard backers and batch counting 8.5 x 11 (A4) sheets into wrapper for retail sale
  • Instruction manuals for electronics and appliance packaging
  • Corrugated backers, dividers, and other carton filler

Standard Features

  • Ideal for use with wrapper and cartoner in-feed conveyors, and other types of packaging equipment that require high performance feeding automation
  • Patented Differential Friction Technology™ for reliable product separation
  • 24-inch (60.96 cm) capacity hopper with easy one knob width adjustment
  • Accommodates tall stack heights of 8.5 x 11 and A4 sized sheets
  • Tool-free adjustments for quick and easy setups and changeovers
  • Heavy-duty one piece stainless steel enclosure
  • Built for rugged continuous use with quality precision parts
  • Operator safety guards over discharge and feeds belts
  • IQuipped™ with intelligent system control featuring a high performance embedded microprocessor
  • Bright, bold alphanumeric vacuum fluorescent display (VFD)
  • Real-time job performance indicators with a resettable counter
  • Fully configurable via simple 16-button keypad
  • Passcode protected access to system configurations
  • RS-232 communications for host system control


  • One shot or batch count modes
  • Double and low stack detection
  • 3-color tower lamp
  • I/O pack provides a wide range of signal voltages for easy integration with host system
  • Rollup adjustable height stand for inline, right angle or straddle mounting
  • Vacuum and roller transports to imprint, label, scan, or to feed over conveyor guards
  • Vertical discharge to feed 90 degrees downward into top-opening packages
  • Catch tray for precision product placement and registration against conveyor lugs
  • Batch droppers to count, accumulate, and drop products at high speeds
  • Custom hardware and software for your special application requirements


Maximum Product Size:

11 3/4 in. W x 14 in. L (29.85 cm x 35.56 cm)

Minimum Product Size:

3 7/8 in. W x 2 1/2 in. L (9.84 cm x 6.35 cm)


1 in. W x 2 1/2 in. L (2.54 cm x 6.35 cm)

Thickness Range:

.002 in. to 1 in. (.05 mm to 25.4 mm)

Belt Speed:

9,000 in./min. (228.59 m/min.)

Feed Rate (batch mode):

Up to 1,950 pieces/min. (10 business cards/batch)

Feed Rate (one shot mode):

Up to 750 pieces/min. (business cards)

Hopper Capacity:

24 in. (60.96 cm)


4-line by 20-character vacuum fluorescent


16-key tactile feel membrane


Stepper motor

Power Input:

115V/230V 50/60 Hz


3 amps


Diffuse reflective


Stainless steel enclosure; aluminum base plate



Flight Skips:

0 to 99 selectable

Batch Size (batch mode only):

1 to 9,999 pieces

Time Delays:

Flight or sheet selectable (10 ms to 9.9 sec.)

Feed Triggers:

Photo sensor, external contact, pieces/min. or time delay selectable



Slow Down (batch mode only):

Batch number and speed selectable

Overall Dimensions:

23 1/2 in. L (59.69 cm)
13 1/2 in. W (34.29 cm)
28 1/2 in. H (78.39 cm)


67 lb. (30.31 kg)




One year limited warranty

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