If you are looking for a possible alternative to vibratory bowl feeders, the easiest thing to do is to look at the other types of feeding systems. For some time, one popular alternative suggested by both manufacturers as well as customers has been centrifugal bowl feeders. What are Centrifugal Bowl Feeders?
Also known as rotary feeders, centrifugal feeders are designed to perform the same tasks as vibratory bowl feeders. However, they comprise different designs, features, and benefits. They utilize a motorized drive along with a cylindrical bowl. The drive utilizes rotary force to segregate the components, allowing them to rotate at high speeds and get pushed to the outside of the bowl. Once the parts reach the outer edge, they are stabilized so that the parts can be oriented. Specialized tooling processes are used to orient the parts.Like vibratory feeders, centrifugal feeders can detect and separate misaligned parts, which are either re-circulated or dispelled if found defective. Benefits of Centrifugal FeedersThe distinct design of the feeder provides a number of benefits for parts feeding.
The centrifugal feeder is generally constructed using stainless steel, thus meeting strength, durability and hygiene requirements.
The motorized drive allows for high speeds and feed rates.
The design and function of the feeder makes it the perfect solution for handling and orientation of certain parts.
As there are no vibrations, centrifugal parts feeding allows for gentle handling of certain parts.
A variety of parts can be fed onto a manufacturing line by utilizing a centrifugal parts feeding system:
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Quite operation, high speed and retooling capabilities are some of the reasons for customers to choose centrifugal bowl feeders for their parts feeding operations.