S-Loop Material Guidance System

Material Guidance System with Optional Pull Rolls

The guidance system controls the shape of the material through an S-loop to reduce bouncing or swaying of the material during press operation. The S-loop also delivers the material to the feeder in a free state and straight in-line with feed direction. Therefore, the feeder does not have to overcome effects of weight of material hanging in a normal loop and does not have to pull the material around a curve.

This equipment assist in achieving higher production speeds and reducing wear and tear of feeder units.



  • Adjustable guide for press pass line.
  • Adjustable lower-quadrant to achieve the correct free loop radii.
  • Material is self-threading to free loop position.
  • Free spinning rollers provide non-marking guidance for surface sensitive materials.
  • Tunable loop fill position allows the operator to find the best position during productions.
  • Conventional S-Loop great for short to medium feed progression (0 to 12").
  • Overhead S-Loop allows longer feed progressions (up to 18").