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Bowl feeders are designed to use either vibration or the rotation of a disc to feed and orient product to a different application or to a conveyor line. A bowl feeder that uses the vibration of the bowl to feed product is often referred to as a vibratory bowl feeder. A bowl feed that uses a rotating disc to feed product is often referred to as a rigid disc or rotary disc feeder. Bowl feeders are designed with different diameters. The diameter of the bowl feeders necessary for a particular application is dependent on the size of the product being fed and on the speed at which the product needs to be fed. (Large products require larger bowl feeders, and faster feeding speed also require larger bowl feeders.) Bowl feeders are designed to have an amount of product in the center of the bowl. Often, a bowl feeder is integrated to a incline cleated feeder that senses the level of the product in the bowl and feeds additional product into the center of the bowl feeder as the amount of product drops below a certain level in the center of the bowl feeder. (See Feeder / Incline Cleated for more information.) The bowl feeder will feed the product to the outer circumference of the bowl feeder with either vibration or a rotating disc. A series of plows around the outer circumference of the bowl feeder are designed to orient the product being fed to the proper orientations.
Vibratory bowl feeders are designed to vibrate the entirety of the bowl. As the vibratory bowl feeder vibrates, product is carried out from the center of the bowl and up small circular inclines around the outer circumference of the bowl. As the vibratory bowl feed continues to vibrate, the product moves along the circular incline tracks and eventually gets to a point where the product is discharge tangentially from the vibratory bowl feeder. Plows along the incline tracks that carry the product are designed to drop product that is not properly oriented back into the center of the bowl.
Rigid disc bowl feeders are designed with a rotating center disc. As the disc rotates, the centrifugal force of the rotating disc causes the product in the center of the bowl feeder to move towards the outside of the rotating disc. At one point along the rotating discâ€™s path, the product gets transferred to a track around the rotating disc. The product is fed around the track of the rigid disc bowl feeder. A number of plows along this track are designed to knock improperly oriented product back into the center of the bowl. The product travels along the track to a point where the product is tangentially discharged from the rigid disc bowl feeder.
Zalkin, Stainless steel, bowl feeder, capable of feeding caps and other parts with number per minute – depending on materials and application. Equipped with 36" OD x 12" Deep stainless steel scalloped product feed bowl with plastic cover and 8" OD product feed port. Mounted on stainless steel frame.
OAD: 38" L x 36" W x 39" H
PMC Model BS2100/HS-48, Automatic, bulk trigger type cap feeder and sorting system rated from 16 to 24 rpm with number of caps – depending on materials and application. Equipped with Model BS-1200 feed system, 116" long x 20" wide bulk supply bin with feed conveyor, to 252" long x 20" wide elevating inclined cap feeder to Model HS-48 trigger pump cap sorter with 48" OD horizontal disc, and has specially designed vertical baffles to separate and orient trigger caps with dip tubes, all unoriented caps drop off to 158" long x 20" wide excess cap return chute back to the conveyorized bulk supply bin to be re-fed, and oriented. Mounted on heavy duty frames.
OAD: 260" L x 72" W 230" H
S/S, cap feeder bowl. Equipped with 18" diameter bowl & adjustable height legs. Unit mounted on S/S stand for stability.
OAD: 28"L x 28"W x 60"H
84" Diameter, stainless steel, bowl feeder. Equipped with a plastic flip top cover, 8" diameter inlet, and a 2" wide discharge chute. Mounted on a stainless steel frame with height adjustable legs. Last running 2 oz bottles at 150 bottles per minute.
OAD: 98" L x 98" W x 48" W
60" Diameter, stainless steel, bowl feeder. Equipped with a flip up top cover, 8" diameter inlet, and a 2" wide discharge chute. Mounted on a stainless steel frame with height adjustable legs. Last running 2 oz bottles at 150 bottles per minute.
OAD: 66" L x 66" W x 48" H
40" diameter, S/S, 10" deep bowl feeder. Unit has a starwheel with 1-1/2′ centers, 1/4 hp drive, hand crank adjustable height, and a 2"W x 1-1/2"H C-style discharge chute. Mounted on a pedestal style frame.
OAD: 48"L x 48"W x 84"H
Stainless steel, centrifugal cap feeder speeds dependent on – size caps and application. Equipped with 48" Diameter x 11" Deep centrifical stainless steel feed bowl, with plastic cover and C-style cap chute, has a 51" discharge height and is mounted on base frame with covers.
OAD: 48" L x 48" W x 96"H
22" diameter, rotary, bowl feeder. Equipped with a 3ft³ hopper, 1.25" x 1.0" discharge chute, level detect, connection for external air, hand crank adjustable height (+/- 3") and a 54" discharge height. Mounted on a mild steel frame. Last running 32mm caps.
OAD: 34"L x 27"W x 88"H
Fortville vibratory bowl feeder capable of orienting and feeding caps with rates – depending on materials and application. Equipped with 42" diameter bowl has flip up cover with 12" by 6" top product inlet, level detect, orientation sensor, 2-1/2" wide discharge chute with air assist. Control panel with bowl on/off, hopper on/off, feeder start and stop buttons, variable speed controls, E-stop and safety switches. Mounted on a painted steel base with (4) leveling legs.
OAD: 57"L x 63"W x 68"H
44" pocket stainless steel rotary feeder. Equipped with inner wheel with 2" spaces for product, 2-1/2" high x 10" long side discharge, 1/2hp motor, Lexan safety cover with handle and fittings for connection to an air system.
OAD: 46"L x 46"W x 35"H
36" dia S/S bowl feeder. Has a 2ft³ hopper, 52" discharge height, and is mounted on a mild steel frame. Last running 66mm caps.
OAD: 46"L x 60"W x 80"H
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