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Formax FD 262 Tabletop Tabbing Machine

Formax FD 262 Tabletop Tabbing Machine

The Formax FD 262 Single-Head Tabber makes quick work of applying tabs to folded mailpieces, and is designed to meet all USPS requirements for mailing and automation discounts. Using “crash tab” technology, the open edge of a mailpiece contacts an adhesive tab and travels through a set of rollers where the tab is tightly folded and sealed, creating a mail-ready piece.

The FD 262 tabs up to 12,000 pieces per hour (8 1/2” tri-folds), and handles media up to 17” wide, up to 5/32” thick. Its advanced design includes an integrated bottom feeder allowing for continuous operation, and a built-in waste take-up spool to reduce down time. The user-friendly controls include a 5-digit resettable LCD counter and a tab sensitivity control to adjust for tab stock density.

Various tab stocks can be used, including translucent, paper and clear, in sizes up to 1 1/2” in diameter. To meet USPS requirements, the mailpiece can be fed through in different directions, to apply tabs in various locations, (see below). The optional FD 282-30 3-foot Conveyor offers adjustable speed from 0 - 124 fpm, and stacks tabbed pieces in a neat, sequential order for easy removal.
With ever-changing postal regulations, having the dependable, efficient FD 262 can make your mailings compliant with very little effort.


  • Up to 12,000 pieces/hr
  • Feeder holds up to 200 tri-folds
  • Uses a variety of tab stocks
  • Integrated bottom feed
  • 5-digit LCD counter
  • Tab density adjustment

    FD 262 Tabber Specifications

    Speed: Up to 12,000 pieces per hour (8.5” tri-folds)
    Feeder Capacity: Up to 200 tri-folds; Integrated bottom feeder for continuous operation
    Media Size: 3” to 18” L; 5” to 17” W
    Media Thickness: Up to 5/32”
    Tab Size: 5/8” to 1 1/2”
    Tab Materials: Translucent, Paper, Clear
    Tab Sensitivity Control: Adjusts for density in tab/wafer seals
    Tabs Applied: 1 tab per pass
    Tab Roll Capacity: Up to 10,000 tabs
    Tab Roll Size: Maximum roll diameter: 9”
    Core diameter: 3”
    Counter: 5-digit LCD, resettable
    Duty Cycle: Up to 30 million addresses or 500,000 per month over a 5-year cycle
    Dimensions: 25” W x 22” H x 15.5” D
    Weight: 40 lbs
    Power: 120VAC, 50/60Hz
    Options: Drop-Stacking Conveyor Stacker

    FD 282-30 Conveyor Specifications

    Speed: 0-124 feet per minute
    Document Sizes: Up to 9” W x 12” L
    Belts: Four, each 1” wide
    Drop Stack Capacity: Up to 250 envelopes
    Direction: Left-to-right or right-to-left configurations
    Dimensions: 50” L x 14 1/2” D x 6 1/2” H

    Additional Information

    Formax FD 262 Brochure