Six Types of Feeder Systems for Automated Assembly
Automated assembly systems are constructed using various smaller systems to complete one primary task. Assembly machines work like conveyor belts, sending raw materials through different systems and parts. Knowing the many variations of different methods is hard to keep track of, especially for those who are no in the automated assembly industry. By telling us what you want to be made, we can custom tailor mechanical assembly systems.
Although each system is different, most use feeder systems. Our team can explain the complexities of feeders so that they are easier to comprehend. The six commonly used types of feeder systems are:
- Step feeder: used to feed small cylindrical or spherical parts
- Elevator feeder: able to feed simple parts at varying rates
- Flex feeder: uses vison-guided robots for part selection
- Linear feeder: the system uses vibrations to move parts
- Centrifugal feeder: a modular feeder that is adaptable for different parts. It can be easily changed
- Vibratory feeder: part selection is made in the basic bowl
Feeder systems are essential to maintaining consistent workflow for automated assembly systems. No two assemblies are the same, so please reach out to our engineers for more information about designing systems that can handle specific and demanding tasks.