Vibratory Feeder Bowls
The most common devices used to feed individual parts in Industrial Assembly Automation Applications are known as Vibratory Bowl Feeders. These Vibratory feeders are self-contained systems, that are compromised of a specially tooled bowl feeder for orienting the parts, a vibrating drive unit that has the bowl feeder mounted and a variable amplitude control box. The bowl feeder part of Vibratory Bowl Feeders include an out feed accumulation track to convey parts along and discharge into the assembly machine, comes in various shapes and sizes. Vibratory Bowl Feeder's drive units are available in pneumatic and electromagnetic drives that vibrates the bowl feeder to force the parts to move up in a circular, inclined track. The Vibratory Bowl Feeder's track is designed to orient and sort parts consistently in repeatable positions. During creation of the Vibratory Bowl Feeders, the track's length, width and depth are chosen to suit the needs of the specific application's components shape and size. Special coatings are applied to the tracks of the Vibratory Bowl Feeders to shape the size and material of the component to help lower acoustic level, limit damage to the product and also aids in traction. Vibratory Bowl Feeders have a variable speed control box that is used to control the vibration of the bowl feeder and to stop the flow of parts to the out feed track via various sensors.