Proper Vibratory Feeder Bowl Capacity
- Feed rates can be affected by the weight of a part. Products identical to each other with the exception of weight, often feed at different speeds. Make sure varying feed rates are accounted for when changing the weight of the product.
- As the bowl empties, the feeder's amplitude of vibration will sometimes increase. This may cause decreased feed rates due to too high of amplitude.
- In addition to the weight factor, a capacity overload can change the ability of parts to separate and feed in the proper attitude
Optimum part levels can be regulated by installing an automatic storage hopper with a level control switch. The level control switch senses the need for parts in the bowl. The vibratory feeder bowl does not get overloaded, but it is never without parts.