Vibratory feeder bowls:
These vibratory feeder bowls are self-sufficient feeder systems customized according to the supplied part. They comprise a bulk hopper, vibratory mechanism, feeder bowl, a controlling system, and a vibrating track to present the parts to the robot. Parts are fed into the bowl via a hopper and moved across the outfeed track to the part outlet. They can usually sort and process up to 45 to 60 parts per minute. It is used in assembly lines to feed a machine with small randomly sorted individual parts oriented in a particular direction.
Before choosing this option, it’s important to consider the size, the mechanical structure, and the behavior of the parts that will be handled. The reason for this is that vibratory feeder bowls are best suited for symmetrical geometry parts to ensure a specific alignment. When in function, the part moves from the bulk hopper to the bowl, and then, the part to be fed passes through the outlet and is delivered to the desired location.