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Solving parts handling problems for the automotive manufacturing industry

Performance Feeders specializes in the design and build of custom parts feeding, orienting and handling systems for the automotive manufacturing industry.

Performance Feeders specializes in the design and build of custom parts feeding, orienting and handling systems for the automotive manufacturing industry.

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Step Feeder Orients and Feeds Glass Light Bulbs

Jump to: System Specifications || Quote Request Form || Video ||Download Flier This system was designed to feed a low voltage light bulb into an automotive assembly operation. A step feeder was chosen due because its gentle part handling characteristics would minimize the chance of breaking the parts. Each cycle of the step feeder lifted […]

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Ultra-Compact Vibratory Bowl Feeder Orients Small Rubber Parts

This vibratory bowl feeder was designed to feed an automotive part. With a low feed rate and tight space requirements, we designed a parts feeding system that allowed our customer to pick the part up directly from the bowl.

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Vibratory Feeder Bowl System with Center Discharge

This vibratory parts feeding system was designed to feed two sizes of a part used in air conditioner desiccant systems. The simple cylindrical shape of the parts allowed the use of a “cascade” type bowl feeder, where all part orientation is performed within the inside diameter of the bowl. This eliminated tooling construction on the outside of the bowl, which along with the right-angle discharge into the vibratory track, resulted in a compact vibratory feed system that met our customer’s space requirements.

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Vibratory Feeder Bowl System Feeds Parts with Two Orientations

The assembly operation required two parts being placed simultaneously with the bushing flanges facing away from each other, as shown here. This would normally require two part feeding systems: One feeding the part with the flange up, and another feeding the part with the flange down. We saved our customer the expense and space consumption of a second feed system by designing a single vibratory parts feeder bowl that discharged two lines of parts with one line on top of the other.

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Part Inspection Conveyor Belt System

This custom conveyor system was retro-fitted to a vibratory feeder bowl to accommodate a part change that required a secondary inspection operation. The system consisted of a pair of Auto-Kinetics belt conveyors with custom tooling to maintain part orientation, and a 3-position shuttle mechanism between the conveyors.

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