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Centrifuge Is Not Subterfuge: Centrifugal Bowl Feeders

The centrifugal bowl feeder is very similar to the vibratory bowl feeder, but there are some who maintain that centrifugal bowl feeders are far more advantageous than vibratory bowl feeders. Both types of feeders work to move a product into another part of the machine for further sorting; in the process of moving the product it sorts and positions them so that they can be packaged or further sorted. We see these types of feeders in many industries including food prep and manufacture, pharmaceuticals, and even the automotive industry. These machines come in all kinds of sizes but no matter their size they are enormously helpful in keeping a business running smoothly. Continue reading

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Vibratory Feeders Act as the ‘Hands’ for Many Manufacturing Processes

Vibratory bowl feeders are considered the oldest yet still most used automated industrial parts feeding solution. The basic design of the machine is a feeder bowl configured with a spiral track and equipped with a vibrating drive unit. As parts are fed into the bowl, the vibrating motion facilitates the sorting. Parts are vibrated onto the track and only correctly oriented ones leave the bowl. The track is designed to ensure consistent, repeatable positions, according to specified requirements. Incorrectly positioned parts are pushed back into the bowl to be redistributed. Vibratory bowls are great solutions for small parts handling. For example, washers, being small in diameter and quite thin, could have a tendency to overlap on top of each other. Not with the right vibratory feeder! The specially configured track will feed in a single row every time. There is no double-feeding because the parts that try to override others are pushed back into the bowl. Continue reading

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