Vibratory Bowl Feeder Manufacturers and Companies

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  • Centrifuge Is Not Subterfuge: Centrifugal Bowl Feeders

    The centrifugal bowl feeder is very similar to the vibratory bowl feeder, but there are some who maintain that centrifugal bowl feeders are far more advantageous than vibratory bowl feeders. Both types of feeders work to move a product into another part of the machine for further sorting; in the process of moving the product it sorts and positions them so that they can be packaged or further sorted. We see these types of feeders in many industries including food prep and manufacture, pharmaceuticals, and even the automotive industry. These...

  • Vibratory Feeders Act as the 'Hands' for Many Manufacturing Processes

    by Rebekah Fuller, Editor for IQS Take a look at the photos below. Now, take away the machine that beautiful vibratory feeder and imagine sorting all those small parts by hand. What do you see? I see the most mind-numbed line of manual laborers who will probably need to retire at 35 due to arthritis. Thankfully, the invention of vibratory feeders has been saving workers joints for a long time not to mention streamlining production lines. With one push of a button, a single employee can control hundreds of thousands...

  • R&D New Product Releases for 2016

    During 2016, GK has done more than new product installations and traveling around the world for trade shows. It’s high time to celebrate two of our 2016 product launches: the HD-HSF (High Displacement High Stroke Feeder) and the VIBRA-DRUM® Lab Scale Grinding Drum—a proudly progressive addition to the GK lineup.  VIBRA-DRUM® Lab Scale Grinding Drum True to GK’s style, the brand-new 2016 vibratory drum— the VIBRA-DRUM® Lab Scale Grinding Drum—is designed to break down materials more effectively in a small and portable version, thus making it an ideal solution for offline...

  • Eriez Introduces Xtreme Metal Detector Enhanced Platform (EP) for Breakthrough Metal Detection

    Eriez announces the Xtreme Metal Detector Enhanced Platform (EP), which sets a new standard for metal detection and is recommended for the harshest applications, according to John Klinge, Eriez Market Manager-Light Industry. “Tramp metal produces various signals when passing through metal detectors,” said Klinge. “Some products generate signals that can confuse typical metal detectors on the market into thinking there is metal where there is none. Our Xtreme Metal Detector Enhanced Platform ignores these signals and is thus able to detect the smallest of metals in challenging products such...

  • Industrial Motion Technologies, Inc. and Dempsco, Inc. Win Eriez® 2014 Merwin Sales Awards

    Charlie Ingram, Eriez® vice president of sales and marketing, announces that two companies have earned the 2014 Merwin Sales Award––Industrial Motion Technologies, Inc. of West Des Moines, IA, and Dempsco, Inc. of Dayton, OH. Eriez presents this award annually to honor the U.S. field sales office(s) that represented the company in the most outstanding way over the previous year by demonstrating exceptional sales performance and providing superb customer service and support. “Industrial Motion Technologies and Dempsco are the first co-winners since 2007,” says Ingram. “For both of these deserving companies,...

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Vibratory Bowl Feeders

Vibratory bowl feeders, or bowl feeders for short, are a type of vibratory feeder. The most common feeder type of all, they work in conjunction with automation processes to sort and orient parts and materials. As highly cost-effective, energy efficient and effective systems, vibratory bowl feeders are often used as a replacement to manual labor. Some of the industries in they are used include: automotive manufacturing, electronics, food processing, industrial manufacturing, packaging, recycling, pharmaceuticals and railroad. In the food processing industry they, for example, are used to sort raw materials like rice, legumes, grains, cereals and other products like that. In industrial manufacturing, bowl feeders are valued for their ability to sort and correctly orient high volumes of small, recently manufactured parts. Similarly, in the pharmaceutical industry, they are used in the sorting of medications, vitamins and other pills. In the railroad industry, bowl feeders can be used to help unload railroad carts and then sort the various parts and minerals that had been carrying.

Vibratory bowl feeders are named as such because they use, in addition to a vibration-providing drive unit, a vibratory, or feeder, bowl. Inside the vibratory bowl is a spiral track upon which parts move. Between the force of the vibrations and the force of gravity, vibratory feeder bowls are able to move parts along the spiral track and then transfer them onto linear feeders. Linear feeders are moving devices that consist of tracks or trays, a mounting surface and either an unbalanced motor or an electromagnet. These linear feeders then move the parts out onto other equipment or other sections of the system. To ensure that the vibratory bowl receives vibrations in the most efficient and direct manner, the drive unit, which emits the vibrations, is usually mounted by the bowl itself. Typically, the drive unit, which is powered either electromagnetically or pneumatically, creates said vibrations with the help of a variable amplitude control box. The feeders, or tracks, of a vibratory bowl feeder may be ordered in virtually any length, width and depth. In this way, manufacturers are able to accommodate an equal amount of system lengths and product volumes, weights, shapes and desired orientations. Also, to better serve these varietal applications, customers may order their systems with accessories such as sound enclosures or sound covers, track coatings, base plates, sensors and hoppers. Enclosures, which are typically foam-lined structures, reduce the noise created by the feeder by absorbing it, and as a side benefit, they also protect against dust and other forms of contamination. Track coatings also offer noise reduction, though they are primarily applied to minimize wear and tear to the tracks and damage to parts. Base plates are used to make it easier to mount the drive unit to the machine bed, while sensors offer greater level control on a linear track. Finally, a hopper, which is a large bulk container, is an accessory that is added to a bowl feeder system in order to both store material and regulate incoming parts flow.

Of all of the elements of the vibratory bowl feeder, the most important part may be the vibratory bowl itself. For this reason, it is critical that the bowl selected for an application be properly matched. To facilitate the many different applications for which vibratory bowl feeders are commissioned, manufacturers offer bowls made from a wide variety of materials and made based on a wide variety of configurations. Most often, feeder bowls are made out of aluminum or stainless steel. Between the two, stainless steel is the best choice for those applications requiring high levels of sanitation, such as the medical and food processing industries. Stainless steel bowls are chosen for such tasks because stainless steel is a sanitary grade material. Of all the available bowl shapes, there are four that are the most commonly requested. These are: cylindrically shaped bowls, conically shaped bowls, steeped bowls and polyamide bowls. Each of these bowl types have applications with which they work best. For example, cylindrical bowls are best utilized when they either, one, continuously transfer heavy components with sharp edges or, two, continuously transfer small parts. In contrast, conical bowls are best suited to automatically pre-separate large loads. Stepped bowls are different than both cylindrical and conical bowls; manufacturers get the most out of them by pairing them with applications that process larger components in larger volumes. Finally, polyamide bowls stand alone as the ideal bowls for the sorting and orientation of simple, non-complex, parts. To learn more about vibratory bowl feeders and find out which ones might be best for you and your application, contact a reputable feeder manufacturer today.

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