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Formax FD 282 Double Head Edge Tabbing Machine

Formax FD 282 Double Head Edge Tabbing Machine

The FD 282 Double-Head Edge Tabbing System features revolutionary advances in tabber design. It can apply tabs on opposite sides of the mailpiece at the same time, or on top and side simultaneously, maximizing productivity and eliminating the need to feed pieces multiple times. The key is the FD 282’s combination of tabbing heads: the fixed head applies tabs along an open edge, while the repositionable head can switch from side tabbing to front (leading-edge) tabbing. The flexible head can also affix flat tabs, small labels or up to 3 USPS roll stamps in one pass.

Its central control panel features a digital LCD display, including lifetime and job resettable counters, which makes setup and operation user friendly. In addition, operators can program up to 4 jobs into memory for recurring jobs with different media sizes, tab specifications and tabbing positions. The FD 282 processes up to 25,000 pieces per hour (single tab), 15,000/hour (double tab) or 10,000/hour (triple tab), in sizes up to 11” x 15”, up to 1/4” thick.

For flexibility, the FD 282 is available as a stand-alone, compatible with a variety of feeders and output devices. It’s also available as the FD 282SF with a Medium-Duty Synchronized Feeder, or the FD 282HF with a Heavy-Duty Friction Feeder. Options include an output conveyor, and tabletop and floor stands.

The FD 282 provides a dependable and flexible solution to keep your mailings in compliance with changing USPS tabbing regulations.


  • Tabs up to 25,000 pieces/hr
  • In-line design
  • Uses a variety of tab stocks
  • Digital counter with LCD display
  • Applies tabs on opposite sites, simultaneously

    FD 282 Double Head Tabber Specifications

    Single Tab: Up to 25,000 pieces per hour
    Double Tab: Up to 15,000 pieces per hour
    Triple Tab: Up to 10,000 pieces per hour (11” minimum piece length)
    Feeder Capacity: In-line design, capacity dependent on input device
    Media Size: 3.5” to 15” L 5” to 11” W
    Media Thickness: Up to 1/4”
    Tab Size: 3/4” to 1 1/2”
    Tab Materials: Translucent, Paper, Clear
    Programmable Jobs: Up to 4
    Tab Sensitivity Control: Adjusts for density in tab/wafer seals
    Tabs Applied: 1, 2 or 3 tabs per pass
    Stamping Capacity: Apply up to 3 USPS roll stamps in one pass
    Tab Roll Capacity: Up to 11,000 tabs
    Tab Roll Size: Maximum roll diameter: 9” Core diameter: 3”
    Tab Accuracy: +/- 1/16”
    Counter: LCD display with lifetime and job resettable counters
    Duty Cycle: Up to 30 million addresses or 500,000 per month over a 5-year cycle
    Safety Features: Interlocks on all adjustments, emergency stop switch
    Dimensions: 19” W x 26” H x 30” D
    Weight: 75 lbs
    Power: 110VAC, 50/60Hz

    FD 282-10 Heavy Duty Friction Feeder Specifications

    Speed: Up to 40,000 pieces per hour (4” x 6” postcard)
    Media Size: 2” to 17” L 3 1/8” to 12” W
    Media Thickness: Up to 1/4”
    Hopper Capacity: Stack up to 13” high
    Control Panel: Variable speed, jog, feeder interface
    Dimensions: 14 1/2” W x 17” L x 19” H

    FD 282-05 Medium Duty Synchronized Feeder Specifications

    Speed: Up to 25,000 pieces per hour
    Media Size: 3.5” to 12” L 5” to 17” W
    Media Thickness: Up to 1/4”
    Media Type: Open-ended Z-fold flyers, envelopes, booklets, card stock, business cards
    Dimensions: 13 3/8” W x 11 3/4” L x 19 3/4” H (including media guides)

    FD 282-30 Drop-Stacking 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 282 Brochure