Vibratory Parts Feeding Tips


Parts Feeding Tip: Small Changes Yield Big Savings in Product Orientation

Posted on September 2nd, 2016 at 5:16 PM

Early in the design stage of an assembly machine, the parts used in the assembly should be analyzed to determine how well they would feed in a vibratory feeder bowl. Take the ball bearing as an extreme example: this part will not feed up the spiral track in the feeder bowl. Another important consideration is how reliably a part will orient in a feeder. A part needs some geometry that allows the bowl tooling to tell one side from the other, or one end from the other. That so-called “checking point."