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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 More…

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  |  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. $$$

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 $$$

Lachute, QC  |  450-562-0745

Our company has many years of experience in the material handling industry. We offer a variety of products, including bowl feeders, parts feeders, and grizzly screens to our customers around the world. We believe that efficient designs lead to efficient and profitable products. That is why we are dedicated to offering you nothing but the best. Find out more when you contact us today!

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Orientech Automation Solutions Inc. $$$

New Alexandria, PA  |  724-479-4503

Our company has many years of experience in the material handling industry. We offer a variety of products, including bowl feeders, parts feeders, and grizzly screens to our customers around the world. We believe that efficient designs lead to efficient and profitable products. That is why we are dedicated to offering you nothing but the best. Find out more when you contact us today!

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Homer City Automation, Inc $$$
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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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