While many facets of the manufacturing industry has changed, there are some things that remain the same. A vibratory feeder is one of those machines that have not changed much over the years, and remains a much-needed piece of equipment in the manufacturing industry. In fact, it has many uses in industries such as pharmaceutical, food, automotive, electronics and packaging industries.
Many times in the automation industry, there are small parts that need to be put in place, and many times there are hundreds, even thousands of the same part that need to be placed in the proper position. Instead of an employee having to place these small parts one by one into place, a vibratory can feed the small parts into another machine one by one, orientated in a particular direction.
Vibratory feeders come in all different shapes, sizes and styles, depending the objects it needs to displace. Just as it sounds, a vibratory feeder can vibrate and rotate in order to get specific objects to face a particular direction upon dispensing it into a machine.
Vibratory feeders speed up the process and provide accuracy that would otherwise slow down an overall project. When using a vibratory feeder, one must take into consideration part shape, part size, weight and material properties in order to select the proper feeder. Also, lining and coatings of the feeder are important to ensure proper traction of the component when orientating and feeding.
Placing tiny party parts into specific positions can be a tedious job, and can slow the overall process. With the proper feeder(s), your process will continue to move along smoothly and quickly.