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#1011 BigFoot Telescoping Sucker Tubes are direct bolt-up replacements for factory sucker tubes designed to fit Gestetner model 311, 315, and 313 presses.
BigFoot Sucker Tubes are vacuum powered sucker tubes that automatically extend down towards the top sheet when press vacuum is applied. Then, upon contact with the top sheet they automatically, and instantly retract back to the standard tube length to forward sheets into press feed rolls.
The beauty of these extending/retracting sucker tubes is that the automatically compensate for variation in pile height, stock level, and stock thickness.
With a set of BigFoot Sucker Tubes the feed table can be operated at a lower height setting than normal, allowing the front air blowers to work and separate the top sheets from the pile before feeding. With BigFoot, envelopes, bond, coated and cards all feed at a common height setting, all you need change is the air and vacuum.
With BigFoot you can say good by to miss feeds, paper jams, and double feeds, and production speeds can increase some 10 to 15%.