The Smyth feeder transports the signatures through the openers in a shingled stream by means of geared belts. This unique opening system has the signatures traveling at 50% of the speed of the sewing machine at a 2:1 ratio. All other conventional automatic feeders cycle at a 1:1
Transporting signatures in a shingled stream offer further advantages as the opened corner of the signature is released on top of a stationary plate ensuring proper transfer of the signature onto the saddle. The transfer of the signature from the saddle to the sewing head is achieved using a venturi style heading up mechanism further ensuring proper transfer of all type of signatures. Hold down fingers on sewing saddle, hold signatures down to prevent rolling.