RF1 Friction feeder rollers


Our most versatile solution for flat-form product coding and marking, capable of handling a range of packaging types

Capable of handling a wide variety of flat-form packaging, including cartons, pouches, Tyvek and blister cards. Equipped with a printer and/or labelling system of your choice, the RF1 is an ideal standalone coding, marking or labelling system.

The RF1 can also be fitted with a number of complementary accessories, ensuring you have a solution to fit your exact application needs.

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  • Our longest-lasting system, proven to provide results for over 10 years
  • PLC control extends to the friction rollers to ensure perfect feeding and print registration
  • Catcher tray, for neat stacking of the product once it has been coded

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  • Pick from two feeding methods to get the best results for your packaging types
  • Can accommodate TTO and TIJ printing technologies
  • Can accommodate all types of labelling system including print and apply (labelling and printing combinations available)
  • Easily adjusted to accommodate different product sizes and shapes
  • Servo version available for intermittent motion applications
  • Ability to add inspection systems
  • Ability to supply several production lines

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Full UK Support

  • Designed and built in the UK
  • Installation and training can be provided UK-wide
  • Almost 200 combined years of industry knowledge
  • Our friendly and knowledgeable support team are always on hand to offer your assistance when needed, whether that be with a service visit or a quick call over the phone
  • Preventative maintenance and service contracts available
  • 12-month warranty with all Feeding Systems

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Technical specifications

Rec. production capacity

Up to 25,000 products daily

Maximum product throughput


Product size minimum (W x L)

60 x 50mm

Product size maximum (W x L)

400 x 450mm

Dimensions (L x W x H)

1285 x 595 x 655mm

Net Weight

70kg (155lbs)

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  • “When our customers place an order, they expect a speedy turnaround. Now, when we receive an order for 7000 packs, we can code and pack them in two days. The Rotech system has increased productivity and enabled us to keep on top of our orders,”

    CellLife UK

  • "The Rotech system offered us a cost effective and flexible solution for the printing of datamatrix barcodes on a wide range of cartons. We found Rotech to be an excellent working partner in meeting our requirements and tight product launch deadlines."

    A major pharmaceutical company

  • "What we liked about Rotech is that they didn’t just give us list of machines and a list of prices. We felt they had more expertise than the other coding companies we saw and that made us confident that they would adjust the coder to suit our sleeves rather than simply selling us a standard machine"

    Pots & Co

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Success stories

  • Thermal Inkjet printing poppy seeds packets

    Kings Seeds, a leading supplier of horticultural essentials to both the home gardener and commercial grower, has a rich history that goes back to 1888. They played an integral role in Rotech’s journey when they purchased the first ever off-line feeding system 19 ...

    Kings Seeds Ltd | E W King

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  • Food sleeve printed with best before date and batch number using thermal inkjet printer and RF1 Feeder

    Pots & Co. are a London-based company who manufacture “proper desserts”. As well as delivering an excellent taste sensation, they are also well known for their unique presentation, with each of their high-end desserts coming in a specially crafted ceramic pot.

    Pots & Co.

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  • Thermal inkjet product description and batch number on candle manufacturer packaging

    A candle manufacturer has boosted its ability to meet growing demand for its premium products by swapping messy and inflexible old coding systems for four clean and flexible, low-maintenance thermal inkjet (TIJ) printers from Rotech.

    Candle Manufacturer

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  • Nash tackle pouches being fed on an RF Pouch

    Fishing bait producer Nash Tackle has seen a 50% increase in productivity after upgrading to Rotech’s new pouch coder for late stage customisation of packs.

    Nash Tackle

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