Part Preparation via Controlled Vibration

Automated assembly processes, the world over, utilize Vibratory Feeders to provide reliable part flow to optimize their production.

 

Key Functional and Applicational Characteristics

For every job, it seems, there is an ideal tool.  Vibratory feeders describe a specific, but diverse category of process automation equipment that has been found to be ideal in many automated assembly, packaging, and inspection processes.  These machines are durable, most of which are made from stainless steel and other high-wear materials and contain very few moving parts, also making them extremely reliable if build and implemented correctly.  From heav and abrasive nuts and bolts, to delicate ceramic discs, vibratory feeders can be adapted to an incredibly wide range of applications.

Vibratory feeders are most common in the automotive industry for their wide ranges of sub-assemblies, each with their own dedicated process requiring a variety of parts and pieces to be ready for robots, mechanisms, and personnel to assemble them together.  Typical cycle times (output rates) for vibratory feeders range up to 250 parts per minute, although there is not set limit.

Customizability is one of the strong suits of a vibratory feeder and with sizes ranging from a few inches in diameter to upwards of 42 inches accross, there are few mass-produced products whose assembled components fall outside of the range of their capability. 

wp image vibratory feeder basicsWHITEPAPER: Vibratory Feeder Basics

Vibratory Feeders: A type of parts feeder that uses controlled vibration to orient bulk, randomly oriented parts, and provide a consistent feed of correctly oriented parts to a larger automated process.

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