Bowl Feeders

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As the drive unit produces vibrations, the feeder bowl vibrates, and the motion of the bowl moves the parts up the spiral track. The track is designed in order to sort and orient the parts in consistent, repeatable positions, according to certain requirements, such as the specific needs of the application. Read Moreā€¦

Bowl Feeders Bowl feeders are a type of vibratory feeder that consists of a feeder bowl (also known as a vibratory bowl) with a spiral track inside of the bowl and a drive unit.

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Erie, PA  |  800-345-4946

ERIEZ is a global manufacturer of an entire range of vibratory feeders and related machinery. We serve all the process industries, including food, chemical, pharmaceutical, ceramics, glass, packaging, metalworking, minerals processing and others. We also offer feeding machines so that all of your needs can be met. Please contact our company for a quote today!

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Louisville, KY  |  502-969-3171

Internationally known, Carrier Vibrating Equipment specializes in manufacturing vibratory feeders and screeners. We have been pioneers in process equipment technology for over 60 years. Our economical products are easily installed, offering minimum downtime and low maintenance. Our equipment serves industries such as chemical, glass, dairy, pharmaceutical and explosives.

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Carrier Vibrating Equipment, Inc. $$$

Crystal Lake, IL  |  815-455-3222

At General Kinematics, we design and manufacture vibratory feeders, conveyors and more for applications in foundries, recycling mining, coal and food processing. We are always working on new, creative designs for our customers that are cost effective in pricing. We have the expertise and knowledge to respond to your objectives for efficient, dependable, products.

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General Kinematics $$$

Marine City, MI  |  888-919-5568

Martin is the leader in industrial vibrators and vibration systems and solutions. We provide the quietest and most energy efficient vibratory feeders, hoppers and compaction tables available and a host of other products to make material flow easy. Martin serves a wide range of manufacturing industries which use our equipment to improve productivity and safety all while increasing the bottom line.

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Hamilton, ON  |  905-648-8200

Over 20 years as a vibratory feeder manufacturer, Autofeed has an outstanding reputation nationally & globally for offering the finest in parts handling equipment & service. A skilled & creative staff knows the best vibratory bowl feeder, elevator feeder or rotary parts feeder configuration for loading & discharge of delicate electrical components & plastic moldings to large springs & castings.

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Autofeed Corporation $$$

Grimsby, ON  |  800-313-8655

VTR was established in 1995 as a single man operation founded on the premise of creating reliable, efficient parts feeding solutions. Now, just over a decade later, VTR is an industry leader in the busy Canadian automation field with an eye to ever expanding markets worldwide.

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VTR Feeder Solutions $$$
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As the most common devices used to feed parts in the industrial manufacturing industry, bowl feeders are also often utilized by several other industries that use automation equipment for their applications.

Some examples of industries and applications that benefit from the use of bowl feeders include: pharmaceutical, for use in medicine and vitamin packaging systems; automotive, for the sorting and inspection of various vehicle components; mining, to be used in the sorting of minerals, metals and various other mined materials; and electronics, for the orientation and sorting of crucial parts for electrical components such as tubes, fasteners and pins.

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Additional industries that utilize bowl feeders include chemical processing, railroad, glass, food and beverage, foundry, recycling and packaging.

The configuration of the feeder bowl and the drive unit is that the feeder bowl is mounted on top of the drive unit, in order to ensure that the vibrations are passed along in the most effective manner possible. The drive unit is typically powered by one to two means: either pneumatically or electromagnetically.

This type of vibratory feeder is a self-contained system, in that all of its components are contained in one place. The bowl feeder also includes an out feed accumulation track through which after sorting, the parts are conveyed along and discharged to the next part of the assembly process.

Some important aspects of the bowl feeder design to consider when selecting a bowl feeder for a specific application is the material properties and product volume as well as the track length, width and depth to ensure that the desired part or material will fit appropriately and thus, be able to be sorted and oriented in the most efficient manner.

Additional factors to consider include unnecessary but potentially advantageous additions such as track coatings, sound enclosures or covers, sensors, base plates and hoppers. Some benefits of using bowl feeders include saving in both manufacturer's time and labor costs, as well as providing a cost-efficient alternative to the use of manual labor.

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