The Load Area Impacts Machine Layout, Tooling, and Maintenance!

The location of the load area of a centrifugal feeder can have a large impact on the overall layout of a packaging line. Plan ahead and save time and money when installing the finished feeder.

 

 

Why does the location of the load area matter?

The load area of a centrifugal feeder is the point at which parts stop being randomly oriented bulk and enter tooling features to achieve proper orientation for the process at hand.  In most manufacturing and packaging settings, floor space is in high-demand so when laying out a manufacturing line, builders must consider the long-term effects of machine placement.  They must consider ease of maintenance, safety, future changes to the line, and much more.  
Because not all features on a centrifugal feeder are symmetric, it is important to understand where tooling begins, where the discharge must be, and how operators will maintain the various parts of the feeder itself.  In this module we show you how to move the load area so that the builder has the most linear distance to process (i.e. orient) parts with various tooling features while leaving enough room around the machine’s motors and gears to allow easy maintenance.

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Read step-by-step instructions with diagrams included on how to change the load area on centrifugal feeder. Brought to you by Hoosier Feeder Company.

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