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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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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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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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Walnut, IL  |  815-379-2090

TCI Manufacturing has been a leading manufacturer of vibratory feeders since 2000. We pride ourselves on our top-of-the-line vibratory feeders and our communication with customers. Whether you are looking for a product in one of our lines or a custom design, our staff is here to help. Contact us today!

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Rochester, NY  |  800-724-6735

CDS Manufacturing is a manufacturer of vibratory feeders, parts feeders, bowl feeders, and linear feeders. CDS Manufacturing designs high-quality feeding equipment to be used in a wide variety of applications including light bulb filaments, balloons, ball bearings, molded plastics and more.

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San Dimas, CA  |  909-599-8087

At Carlson Engineering & Manufacturing, we provide vibratory feeders, assembly machinery and assembly systems. We have a variety of products and operator controlled systems including screw feeders, step feeders, hand pieces, tool stands, testers, spindle systems and robotic assembly machines.

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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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