Parts Feeders

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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 Moreā€¦

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

Leading Manufacturers

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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Eriez $$$

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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Martin Vibration Systems Solutions $$$

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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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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