Vibratory Feeder Bowls

Qualities of FCI vibratory feeder bowls:

  • Cost-effective
  • Minimal real estate
  • Fully customizable
  • Low maintenance
  • Fast feed rates
  • Easy operation
  • Safe
  • Simple part changeover

Vibratory feeder bowls are the most versatile type of parts feeder; able to handle parts with the size ranges from approximately sixty cubic inches to those, which are very small. Vibratory feeders occupy a minimal amount of space while orientating, selecting, and sorting parts in the most cost-effective manner possible. The most common types are straight-wall designed with outside construction. For easier applications,  funnel feeders and spiral cascades can be used. Your system will vary depending on the construction of the part being fed. Below are just a few parts we have built systems for in the past:

 

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Typically on an average feeding concepts system you will have the following items:

  1. Bowl with drive unit
  2. Hopper
  3. Inline
  4. Baseplate
  5. Frame
  6. Controls
  7. Track switch sensor
  8. Leveler Control

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On a vibratory feeder system your drive unit may vary depending on the application. Here is a list of our different drive units:

High Speed Drive Units—The high speed drives would be used on systems with extreme rates per minute. They’re built stronger and can withstand higher speeds without breaking apart. Larger drive unit springs, coils, and bases are supplied.

Low Profile Drive Units—Low profile drives provide the vibratory feed motion for our custom-designed bowls. An electromagnetic coil that drives the leaf springs positioned around the circumference of the drive unit causes the motion.

Tray Feeder Drive Units—The tray feeder driver unit is designed for use with the vibratory bulk hoppers. This unit feeds the parts from the hopper to the feeder and can be utilized on any particular hopper requirement for moving bulk material.

Straight Line Drives—Straight line drives are used for horizontal tracking of the parts from the feeder to the workstation. These drive units provide the ultimate smooth forward motion on an inline to transfer the oriented parts along the track at the desired rate of speed.

Pneumatic Drives—Pneumatic drives are used for feeding and orienting parts in highly sensitive conditions, such as flammable or explosive environments

Check out our Photo Gallery of past systems we have manufactured.

Vibratory Feeder Bowl Specifications


 

Types


Outside Tooling


Spiral Cascade


Funnel


Materials


304/304L stainless steel. 11 Gauge(1/8")


316/316L stainless steel .11 Gauge(1/8")


Coatings


Polyurethane


Teflon(total chemical inertness, excellent dielectric stability)


Surlyn(FDA approved)


Rhino Line-X(Industrial Durability),


Paints


Vista Green


Safety Blue


Machine Grey


Customer specified Sherwin Williams paint number


FCI will match a paint chip if available


2 Part Epoxy's


Surface Finishing


Bead Blast


Hand polished


Controls


Standard electromagnet feeder controller


Variable frequency controller


Power/Voltage Req.


115vac control input


230vac control input


Tuning Frequencies


60 hz


120 hz


Variable frequency control if needed.


Spiral Track Materials


Stainless steel as specified


3M Brushlon- (Green or Black depending on application)


Perforated Track for oil-based parts


Bowl Tooling


Stainless steel as specified


High wear areas heat treated bolt-on material.


Rotations


Clockwise


Counterclockwise


Sizes


6"                                                                      


8"


10"


12"


15"


18"


21"


24"


27"


30"


36"


48"


Part Changeover Devices


Quick Dump/Purge Gate


Fasteners


US( Black Oxide or Stainless)


Metric(Black Oxide or Stainless)


In the event that you have an issue with your vibratory feeder bowl or parts feeder we would be glad to help with any of your needs. Click here to view our feeder services. Click here for replacement parts.
If you need help tuning your inline please see our troubleshooting page for more information.

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