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Vibratory Feeder Bowls and Centrifugal Feeder Systems

Fortville Feeders specializes in designing and manufacturing vibratory feeder bowl systems. Vibratory feeder bowls are the best way to sort and position parts for automated assembly when you need high feed rates or parts need to be positioned in a way that is difficult due to their challenging geometries. We don’t shy away from these challenging applications. In fact, we stake our reputation on meeting them for our customers.

Vibratory Feeder Bowls

We provide Standard Features in all our feeder bowl systems for easy maintenance and moving, including:

Features and Options

  • Standard Sizes: Diameters of 6, 8,10, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42 inches
  • Bowls can be designed for your application: inside tooled, outside tooled, down feeders, cascade bowls.
  • Multiple lines are optional.
  • Materials: Stainless Steel construction. 316L stainless steel tooling is standard. 304L also available upon request.
  • Finishes and coatings: Brushed polishing is standard. Other finishes are available upon request. Spray, plasma, urethane, or diamond belt coatings are optional and can be used to aid in improved feeding, sound dampening or delicate handling of parts.
  • All bowls are designed on 3D CAD. This ensures tighter fits, repeatable patterns, quick redesigns, and less waste.
  • Double-wide first turn is standard for better return pan feeding and complete part evacuation.
  • Return pan feed systems reduce load height.
  • Cross arm-less drives are standard for 21 in bowls and larger.
  • All bowls are tab mounted.


6″ to 42″ I.D.


110V or 220V or Air Driven, 50/60 Hz


High Feed Rates

Multiple Parts

Multiple Lanes

FDA Specifications

Maximum OD Running Surface height of part +/- -1.00 Maximum Band Height Only Drive Unit Height Base Drive Plate Square Base Drive Plate Thickness
Bowl Diameter A B C D E F
6 10 TBD 4.50 TBD 6.50 1.00
8 14 TBD 6.75 TBD 9.00 1.25
10 18 TBD 8.25 TBD 12.00 2.00
12 22 12.50 9.50 9.50 12.75 2.00
15 27 15.50 11.50 10.50 12.75 2.00
18 30 16.00 14.50 11.50 18.25 2.00
21 36 20.00 18.25 13.75 21.25 3.00
24 42 20.00 20.25 13.75 21.25 3.00
27 48 20.00 22.25 13.75 30.25 3.00
30 56 22.00 24.25 13.75 36.25 3.00
36 67 23.00 30.25 14.75 42.25 4.00
42 76 24.00 38.25 14.75 48.25 4.00

All dimensions listed in inches. Sizes and specifications are subject to change.

Fortville feeders is the


We design Engineered Solutions to solve challenges in your parts feeding automation. This is a partnered process to develop a custom solution for your unique application.

Centrifugal Parts Feeding Systems

Centrifugal feeder systems are used to reduce noise associated with parts feeding systems. They deliver parts at high speeds and are best when feeding a single line.

Features and Options

  • Standard Sizes: Diameters of 15, 20, 30, 40, 50 inches
  • Best application for high speed, single-line feeding of geometrically simple parts.
  • Materials: Stainless Steel construction. 316L stainless steel tooling is standard. 304L also available upon request.
  • Extremely quiet. Reduces noise typical of feeder systems.

For any design solutions, queries, quote requests or other information, please contact us.

Step Feeder Systems

Fortville Feeders provides Step Feeder systems when vibratory feeders cannot be applied or you desire a quieter loading solution.

Features and Options

  • Left Handed or Right Handed models available
  • Quieter operation without vibration
  • Less space required
  • Easily customizable/flexible tooling for minor part changes
  • Easy loading / lower profile
  • High tolerance selection of parts to required orientation


Standard Widths: 6″, 9″ & 12″

Standard Heights: 16″, 24″ & 32″

Plate Thickness: 1/4 increments

Material Options

Hopper Bin: Stainless Steel

Body: Aluminum or Stainless Steel

Common Applications

Gentle Parts Handling

Oily Parts

Tight Space Requirements

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