This vibratory feed system includes a laser inspection station, a bowl level sensor, a track sensor, and a sorting indexer. Parts with an incorrect length are rejected while the correct parts are oriented threads-up in groups of 4.
This vibratory feed system was designed to feed a metal washer into a machine assembling a consumer product. While flat, round parts like washers are normally easy to feed, this part had a small indentation on one side that needed to be oriented facing down. A Vision System checked the part for correct orientation before discharging it onto a straight-line track and into the customer’s assembly station.
This application required feeding 3 different lengths of a small steel shaft into a centerless grinding machine. Parts were oriented in the vibratory bowl and monitored for 100% accuracy by a vision system. Parts were discharged onto an Auto-Kinetics belt conveyor which moved the parts into our customer’s centerless grinding machine.