Most barrel and plunger feed systems are relatively simple to tool as the products typically have features that allow the product to hang in gauge rollers quickly and easily. The one caveat to using this type of system is that, even though the tooling is simple, the units are required to be tilted at an angle of 10 or more degrees, to allow the product to move forward at a rapid pace. Limitations in the ceiling height required a creative solution that reduced the overall height without affecting performance.
Our customer presented us a bottle with a geometric shape that presented several challenges during the feeding process. The tacky plastic material slowed the feed rate substantially and created high friction, which lowered the loading ratio. We designed acentrifugal solution that provided a 100% load ratio, resulting in higher feed rates at lower RPMs and allowing for a smaller system footprint which saved manufacturing floor space.
This vibratory feeder was designed to feed a plastic medical component into a machine assembling a medical testing product. While these parts were easy to pre-orient, the final orientation could not be obtained reliably mechanically so a vision system was used to verify proper orientation and reject product that did not meet the orientation criteria.
Featuring a vertical elevating prefeeder and high speed gravity roller tracks, this centrifugal feed system was developed to feed and orient medical product in excess of 800 ppm and built to run 24/7 in a continuous production environment, while using the smallest footprint possible and preserving the integrity of the parts being fed.
We were approached by a medical device manufacturer who needed a solution for moving empty packages from a warehouse into a cleanroom for packaging with product, then moving the full packages back into the warehouse for storage and shipment. They required continual movement of product between the warehouse and the cleanroom while maintaining the integrity of the cleanroom environment.
This custom timing belt conveyor was designed to feed pharmaceutical bottles through a pharmaceutical packaging operation.This pharmaceutical grade timing belt conveyor included complete stainless steel construction with FDA approved plastic side rails and a urethane timing belt.