Rotary Feeder

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As a component of bulk and specialty material handling processes, rotary feeders are often utilized in industries such as agriculture, industrial, automotive, cosmetics, mining, food and chemical processing. Read Moreā€¦

Rotary Feeder Rotary feeders, also referred to as centrifugal feeders, are a type of vibratory feeder that utilizes rotary force in order to orient and sort parts before feeding them to the next stage in automated processes.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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General Kinematics $$$

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. $$$

Arcadia, IN  |  317-984-3543

Since building our first bowl in 1982, Vibcon Corporation has established a reputation for designing innovative solutions for the processing industry. Here, no effort is spared or precaution overlooked when it comes to ensuring the integrity and performance of every job. When you choose Vibcon Corporation, they want to make sure you receive the best bowl feeders the industry can offer.

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Vibcon Corporation $$$

Grayling, MI  |  989-348-5176

At Air Way Automation, we are committed to providing high-quality parts feeding and assembly equipment, as well as unparalleled customer service. Our team will evaluate the requirements of your application, and use cutting edge waterjet and EDM technology to design and manufacture the feeder. Additional services include installation and facility integration to ensure that your company starts production on schedule.

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Air Way Automation $$$
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Ideal for air pollution control applications, rotary feeders provide quiet, subtle processes to separate materials in order to feed a wide variety of parts without the use of tracks or vibration. Typically constructed from cast iron, carbon steel or stainless steel, rotary feeders are often used for dry free-flowing powders.

Offering high feed rates, rotary feeders are ideal for thick parts are not inclined to tangle when pulled to the outside of the bowl at high speed. Offering efficient separation of both large and small parts, rotary feeders tend to mar parts less than any other feeder type and offer an ergonomic solution to monotonous and physically strenuous sorting tasks.

Primarily used to discharge production materials from hoppers and bins, cyclones and receivers, rotary feeders are constructed from components including a rotor shaft, housing, head plates, and packing seals and bearings. The rotors typically have large vanes that are cast or welded on and are often driven by either small internal combustion engines or electric motors.

The parts are simultaneously stabilized as they accumulate on the outer edge in order to start orientation. After orientation, the parts exit the bowl and are conveyed to the next stage in the process. However, parts that are damaged or misaligned in any way will not be conveyed forward, but will be returned back to the feeder bowl to either be recirculated or discharged.

Specialized custom tooling is often available in order to better suit certain types of parts and well as to achieve a desired rate of speed. For example, one special type of rotary feeder, referred to as a rotary airlock feeder, is best suited for pneumatic conveying systems and dust control equipment.

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