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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 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.
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Erie, PA  |  814-835-6000

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.

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Louisville, KY  |  502-969-3171

Carrier Vibrating Equipment, we pride ourselves on our extensive customer base and our commitment to excellence. We know that the grizzly screens you receive from us are the best in the business. Carrier continues to bring new technology to the market, as well as new value to existing technology through its research and development lab, to make sure they remain at the front of the industry.

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Carrier Vibrating Equipment, Inc. $$$

Rockford, IL  |  800-562-1868

Rodix manufactures vibratory feeder controls, inline track drives, drive bases, & bulk storage hoppers for part feeding systems. Our line of vibratory feeder controls feature variable amplitude, variable frequency, line-voltage compensation, UL/cUL Listed, CE Marked, and more. We have experience working with machine integrators, vibratory feed system builders, and manufacturers.

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Rodix Inc. $$$

Cleveland, OH  |  800-221-3298

Founded in 1923, The Cleveland Vibrator Company offers one of the most comprehensive lines of vibrators and vibratory bulk handling equipment available today. Innovations are constantly making our vibrators more durable and more adaptable to strenuous environments. We have successfully applied vibrators to such industries as plastics, chemical, food, pharmaceutical, ceramics, and metal working.

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The Cleveland Vibrator Company $$$

Rockford, IL  |  815-397-0400

As a vibratory feeder manufacturer, we offer parts feeders such as bowl feeders and vibratory bowl feeders. We make custom and standard bowl feeders in 4” to 48” diameters, with clockwise or counterclockwise rotation, from stainless steel and with photo optic sensors. Let Jerhen-Warren Industries meet your challenge and problems head on. We await every opportunity to serve you, contact us today!

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Jerhen-Warren Industries, Inc. $$$

Addison, IL  |  630-833-0298

Ever since our inception we have been manufacturing vibratory feeders that will provide a long lasting value. We utilize our facility to your advantage as we manufacture all of our products in-house in order to guarantee the quickest turnaround times possible. To learn more about what we may be able to do for you visit our website or get in touch with us via email or telephone today!

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Sikora Automation $$$
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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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