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 More…

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.

Leading Manufacturers

Fairview, PA  |  814-474-5561

As one of the "forefather’s" of vibratory feeding equipment, Automation Devices manufactures the highest quality & most dependable Vibratory Feeders around—Parts Feeding Systems, Feeder Bowls, Inline Feeders, Orienting & Sensing Devices and more. Repair & Tuning Services—ISO 9001:2000.

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Automation Devices, Inc. $$$

Greenfield, IN  |  844-841-4172

Service Engineering, Inc. is a leader in the manufacture and design of automated parts feeders. We offer vibratory feeder bowls, parts orientation, hoppers, etc. Our extensive testing and services make our feeder bowls’ durability and performance guaranteed. Check out our other services and we can assist you with all of your application needs. Please give us a call today to learn more!

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Service Engineering, Inc. $$$

Ancaster, ON  |  905-648-8975

For decades we have been committed to providing our customers with bowl feeders that will stand up against the wear and tear of everyday application in order to provide a lifetime of product service. Our technicians will work closely with you in order to come up with a product that will fit your exact specifications. For more information on how we may be able to assist you in keeping your business moving forward, visit us on the web today!

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Crown Automated Feeders Inc. $$$

Lincoln, RI  |  401-724-7772

Automation specialists since 1969, specifically custom designing & manufacturing vibratory parts feeders. Personal attention to each customer means our highly qualified engineers & vibratory bowl craftsmen closely match your requirements as they design, manufacture and test each parts feeding system.

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Goyette Machine Associates, Inc. $$$

Brooklyn, CT  |  860-774-7518

AFM Engineering is a manufacturer of vibratory feeder bowls, conveyors, hoppers and parts feeding systems. Our products show not only quality but durability, dependability and conform to OSHA and ISO standards. We offer integration, installation and service on our products.

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AFM Engineering Corporation $$$

Burnsville, MN  |  952-894-3263

M&S Automated Feeding Systems creates parts feeders built and tested to each customer’s specific application. Fully equipped to design, fabricate and service a complete range of quality feeding equipment and specialized parts handling systems, including vibratory controls, conveyors, custom mechanisms, centrifugal feeder bowls, hoppers, vibratory inline feeders, sealing and vision systems.

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M & S Automated Feeding Systems, Inc. $$$
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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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