Tuning A Vibratory Feeder Bowl

Over time, vibratory feeder springs can harden and cause the machine to operate sub-optimally.  This video demonstrates how to diagnosis the issue and tune a bowl for optimal peformance. 



For New Vibratory Feeder Builds, and Old Feeder Maintenance

In a true sense, one tunes the vibratory feeder base drive, and not the vibratory feeder (bowl) itself.  Vibratory feeders come in all shapes and sizes but they all must be tuned correctly with their drive unit.  Luckily, virtually all vibratory base drives are equipped with interchangeable flat springs, and suppliers offer various thicknesses to fit your needs.  For new feeder bowls, builders must add, subtract, and/or move springs to achieve proper tuning before the feeder ever gets to its final destination.
Vibratory Feeders that have been in use for upwards of 2-5 years undergo an aging process call work-hardening.  As the feeder vibrates, the steel in the springs change on a molecular level, causing the bonds between atoms to become stronger, thus making the steel springs harder.  As the springs harden, the vibratory feeder performs progressively worse, ultimately causing problems within the production line. By performing the checks and tests in this module, operators can quickly elevate the performance of an aged vibratory feeder. 

nullWhitepaper: How to Tune a Vibratory Feeder

Always wondered how to tune your vibratory feeder? Look no further! Here is a detailed whitepaper with step by step instructions, provided to you by Hoosier Feeder Company.

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