Medical and Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

Performance Feeders specializes in the design and build of custom parts feeding, orienting and handling systems for the medical and pharmaceutical manufacturing industries. Custom medical systems are designed using medical grade 316 stainless steel with high-grade polish for durable high-quality automation equipment. Medical grade stainless steel and drive unit shrouds provide for ease of sanitation and disinfection to meet medical standards. Risk analysis and material certifications are available as part of a full feed system package.

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…

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Container Unscrambler

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…

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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…

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Manufacturing Capabilities

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…

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High Speed Centrifugal Feed System for Medical Product

Automated level sensor in the prefeeder bowl.

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…

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Custom Belt Conveyor System with Airlock Chamber for Moving Product Through a Cleanroom for a Medical Packaging Operation

Belt Conveyor System with Airlock Chamber for Medical Packaging

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…

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Custom Stainless Steel Timing Belt Conveyor For Pharmaceutical Packaging Operation

Pharmaceutical Timing Belt Conveyor System for Medical Packaging.

Jump to: System Specifications || Quote Request Form ||Download Flier This custom timing belt conveyor was designed to feed pharmaceutical bottles through a pharmaceutical packaging operation. A timing belt was used for this application to ensure consistent belt alignment. This pharmaceutical grade timing belt conveyor included complete stainless steel construction with FDA approved plastic side…

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10-Line Vibratory Feeder System for Medical Manufacturing

Vibratory Feeder Bowl System Feeds 10 Lines of Parts

Jump to: Video || System Specifications || Quote Request Form || Download Flier This vibratory feeder was designed to feed three different styles of cylindrical plastic parts being assembled into a medical product. The parts were all the same diameter with slightly different heights. One of the parts was closed on one end (like a…

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Centrifugal Feeder Feeds 1300 Pharmaceutical Parts per Minute

Centrifugal Feeder for Pharmaceutical Industry

Jump to: System Specifications || Quote Request Form This system was designed for a pharmaceutical product manufacturer who needed to orient and feed two types of round plastic parts at a rate of 1300 parts per minute. We used a centrifugal bowl feeder for this project because of the high feed rate requirement. We used…

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Medical Packaging Belt Conveyor System

Custom Medical Packaging Conveyor System

Jump to: System Specifications || Quote Request Form This conveyor belt system was designed for a medical device manufacturer who needed to package a medical product into boxes. Empty boxes were loaded from the left side of this image onto an Auto-Kinetics heavy-duty belt conveyor. The boxes were loaded with product in the middle of…

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