Vibratory Feeder Bowls

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. Other variations such as funnel feeders, ball bearing feeders, and spiral cascades are also in the lineup. The hand fabricated tooling allows your parts to be presented in a set position. This can be accomplished by either a mechanical cam/sweep or air assistance. The tooling construction involved uses a combination of forces such as gravity, balance, and rotational vibration to deliver a specific orientation as per the customers requirements. Our team of builders and engineers have a combined knowledge base that allows us to construct such systems which is why our vibratory feeder core capabilities are extensive.

Typically on an average FCI system you will have the following components:

  1. Hand Fabricated Bowl with Vibratory Drive Unit
  2. Bulk Hopper
  3. Vibratory Inline Track
  4. Common Baseplate Table
  5. Support Frame
  6. Feeder Controls
  7. Full Track Switch Sensor
  8. Bowl/Hopper Leveler Control

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Qualities of FCI vibratory feeder bowls:

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

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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