Barbed Staple Machine

The South Fence Machinery Staple machines have been developed from the company’s extensive experience of more than 85 years in the manufacture of wire fence products and wire fence manufacturing machinery.

The Staple Machine produces staples in either barbed or plain form. The advantages of barbed staples over plain staples in soft wood posts are now widely accepted in the marketplace. Our machine gives the versatility to offer both types with the same high production speeds, something that has not previously been available.

Learn more about the product and machine below, contact our team for quotes and further information.

  • Staples can be manufactured as either plain, single, or double barbed. Barbs are well known in the market for increased staple retention in soft timber posts.

  • The staple wire’s gauge can be varied to match market expectations.

  • The sliced point nature of the staple ends improve staple driving and retention as the barbs tend to splay slightly once driven in.

  • Splayed or parallel staples can be formed to suit your specific application, whether it be staple gun magazines or manual driving.

  • Wire knurling options available, creating uniquely identifiable staples with better post retention properties.

Our Staple machines support all the features and functionality expected on any modern manufacturing machine:

  • Simple and well-engineered components guarantee that the machine runs reliably to minimise adjustment and downtime.

  • The centralised lubrication system provides automated lubrication to all working parts of the machine, ensuring optimal operation.

  • The ability to switch between barbed and plain staples can be done in seconds by engaging/disengaging the locking hub.

  • Dual plane wire straighteners reduce overall wire drag and improve machine performance.

  • Wire trip sensors are used to pause operation in the event of a wire fault, eliminating costly machine downtime.


All machines are backed by South Fence Machinery’s comprehensive warranty and after sales support to ensure your peace of mind.

The Staple machine has a full complement of safety systems to ensure your operator's safety. A full and comprehensive risk assessment is conducted on all South Fence machines in line with international safety regulations and CE compliancy. 

Machine Safety Features:

  • Monitored RFID Interlock switches on all removable guards and doors

  • Solenoid locking interlocks to prevent opening during high speed operation

  • Siemens safety PLC to monitor all safety related control features

  • 2mm punch panel guard system finished in a durable powder coat

  • Heavy duty aluminium flywheel guard

  • Comprehensive machine warning signage

  • Non-slip operator platform

  • Acoustic insulation on machine guards to reduce machine noise


Compliance Standards:

ISO 12100:2010

General Principles for Design – Risk assessment and reduction

ISO 13857:2008

Safety Distance to prevent hazard zones being reached by upper and lower limbs

ISO 13855:2010

Positioning of safeguards with respect to the approach speed of parts of the human body

ISO 13850:2015

Emergency stop function – Principles of Design

ISO 13849-1:2015

Safety-related parts of control systems – General principles for design

ISO 13849-2:2012

Safety-related parts of control systems - Validation

EN 60204-1:2006 + A1:2009

Electrical equipment of machines – General requirements

EN 62061:2015

Safety of machinery - Functional safety of electrical, electronic and programmable electronic control systems

AS 4024.1-2014

Safety of Machinery

AS 1657-2013

Fixed platforms, walkways, stairways and ladders – Design, construction and installation

AS 1554.3:2014

Structural steel welding – Welding of reinforcing steel

Staple Size Range Plain: 19 to 50mm (.75 to 2")*
Single Barb: 27 to 50mm (1 to 2")*
Double Barb: 40 to 50mm (1.5 to 2")*
Wire Size Range 2.00mm to 4.50mm (0.079" to 0.177")*
Motion System  Siemens Motion Control
Safety Equipment Utilised Fixed Guards
CAT4 RFID Monitored Guards
CAT2 Solenoid Interlocks
Automatic Lubrication System Automatic machine lubrication
Production Speed 600 staples per minute
Wire Knurling Available on Request
Machine Weight 1500kg
Floor Space Required 5.5m x 2m (18 ft x 7 ft)

* Variation to the specifications are available on request.

All weights and measures are approximate.

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