At Performance Feeders we specialize in using our standard products to design and build custom parts feeding applications to meet your specific needs. We use our line of vibratory feeders, conveyors, centrifugal feeders, step feeders and alternative feeding products to design a system that best suits your application. Whether your system is a custom vibratory feeder bowl system, a custom conveyor belt system, or an integrated system that combines multiple types of products, our comprehensive product line, experience and industry-leading position assure that you are getting the best parts feeding system possible for your application.
We have built thousands of custom vibratory bowl feeder systems, custom conveyor belt systems, centrifugal feed systems, step feeder systems and integrated feed systems for customers in the automotive, consumer products, electrical/electronics, food packaging, industrial products, medical/pharmaceutical and packaging industries.
This applications library contains many real examples of how we have solved parts feeding problems for our customers. You can see the most recent systems we’ve added below, or you can use the side menu or click the links in the paragraph above to see applications for a specific type of product or industry. You can also go to our articles archive and browse applications by category or date posted.
Conical with Robot
When speaking about Flex Feed Systems many feeding companies offer a single packaged solution, possibly with various size offerings, but typically no change in mechanical design. At the same time some shy away from supplying the robot itself and thus removing the very thing that makes the system “flexible”. Because Performance Feeders has a depth…Read More
Centrifugal System for Medical Plunger and Barrel
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. These rollers (sometimes referred to as gravity rollers) consist of counter shafts rotating parallel to each other to allow product to fall in between and hang…Read More
Case History – Medical Parts – Container Unscrambler Patent #11021286 Our customer presented us a bottle with a geometric shape that was ideal for our standard feeding techniques. However, two challenges were presented during the feeding process. The first challenge was that the plastic material generated electrical static as the parts moved and rubbed together…Read More
Medical Parts Vibratory Feed System
Jump to: Video || System Specifications || Quote Request Form 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…Read More
Jump to: Advanced Process || 5-Axis CNC || ProtoTrak Machined Tooling Engineered Tooling with 3-D Printer The tooling of vibratory feeders traditionally involves manual fabrication, a process that presents challenges when an application requires a duplicate feed system, or a product enhancement requires a change of tooling for the part orientation process. Our 3-D printer…Read More
Vibratory Feeder with Rotary Inspection
Jump to: System Specifications | Quote Request Form | Watch Video The vibratory feed system pictured was designed to feed an M6 Flat Head Fastener at 40ppm, rejecting wrong length screws and delivering a count of four fasteners of the correct length to the customer’s receiving system. A laser sensor inspection station was integrated into…Read More
High Speed Centrifugal Feed System for Medical Product
Jump to: Video || System Specifications || Quote Request Form 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…Read More
Count and Batch Packaging System
Jump to: Video || System Specifications || Flyer || Quote Request Form This custom feed system featured a vibratory bowl, designed to orient various sizes of bearing cages while also sorting and rejecting mixed product, and a count and batch conveyor which counted a pre-set number of selected product into the customer’s bulk packaging. The…Read More
Custom Belt Conveyor System with Airlock Chamber for Moving Product Through a Cleanroom for a Medical Packaging Operation
Jump to: System Specifications || Quote Request Form || Video || Download Flier [PDF] 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…Read More
Turn-Key Vibratory Feeder With Bad Part Reject And Integrated Isolation Mechanism
Jump to: System Specifications || Video || Quote Request Form ||Download Flier This vibratory feeder with custom conveyor belt tracking was designed to feed 2 styles of plastic parts into a consumer appliance assembly operation. The application required 4 lines of parts (2 lines of a left-hand version and 2 lines of a right-hand version),…Read More