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Experience the difference our Engineered Solutions make for your automated feeding systems • We design engineered solutions to meet or exceed the challenges in your parts feeding automation. We work with you to develop a custom solution for your unique application. We customize each design to isolate and position parts for the next step in […]Learn More
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Problem: The customer needed to automate their rivet assembly process. The loading of the parts had been done by hand. They wanted to increase their efficiencies by fully automating the loading, sorting and orienting of parts before it was picked up by a robot and placed into the customer assembly.
Solution: Fortville built a customized locating system that included a bulk hopper that fed a vibratory feeder bowl. Parts were oriented in the feeder bowl and then sent down an inline track. The inline tracking system included a high level sensor that checked for the presence of parts and switched the bowl on or off to keep the supply constant. Parts were then shuttled to a staging area for robotic pick up. This increased the speed and accuracy of assembly.