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There are many benefits to utilizing parts feeders in automated processes, particularly the decrease in cost versus the use of an actual employee and the cost of their manual labor, as well as saving costs in regards to manufacturer’s time and overall labor. Read More…

Parts Feeders Parts feeders are vibratory feeders that function to distribute parts in order to allow for robots or other automated processes to grab hold of and use the components
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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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Eriez $$$

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. $$$

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 $$$

Loves Park, IL  |  779-423-0548

UTI specializes in the engineering of vibratory and rotary parts handling equipment. UTI leads the industry in innovative parts handling solutions. We provide simple and efficient solutions to complex problems. We are an engineered based provider of parts feeders, simple mechanisms, systems, solutions, and service.

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United Toolers of IL $$$

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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Advantages of parts feeders include saving time and preventing worker injury, as the manual labor of this task is both intensive and tedious, thus resulting in a high potential for injury.

There is a variety of parts feeder types, and as a result of their many advantages and diversity, parts feeders are utilized in a wide range of applications and industries including: industrial manufacturing, for assembly automation processes such as the production of parts including fasteners, pins and small, but essential components; automotive, in the sorting and orientation that proceeds sparkplug production; recycling, in order to sort out all the various recyclable materials including diverse plastics and metals such as aluminum; and pharmaceutical, in the sorting of various medications and vitamins in pill form.

While there are many different types of parts feeders, the main types of parts feeders utilized in industrial-type applications include: vibratory bowl feeders, centrifugal feeders and pneumatic feeders. Vibratory bowl feeders, often simply called bowl feeders, consist of a drive unit that provides vibrations to the feeder bowl that is mounted on top of it.

Inside the feeder bowl is a specially-designed spiral track, which is the means by which the parts are moved through the feeder bowl and then discharged for further processing. Vibratory bowl feeders are the most common type of parts feeder.

Centrifugal feeders consist of a circular bowl, one or two angled spinning disks and a conical central driven rotor. Instead of vibration or a spiral track, centrifugal feeders utilize angle spinning disks in order to cast parts to the out edge of the bowl.

The bowl and the disks rotate independently of each other as well as continuously operating at various rates of speed. Lastly, pneumatic feeders operate based on the power of air flow and are provided motion by means of a pneumatic piston. This piston is provided motion either by means of hydraulic pressure (oddly enough) or an air-driven motor.

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