Join us February 26th – March 1, 2024 for the Tampa Bay Packaging Open House, Golf Tournament, and Reception. Please stop by Performance Feeders to tour our facility, meet our team, and check out the latest innovations in packaging technology.
Performance Feeders donated a Vari-Flex Feeder, a programmable state-of-the-art system that uses a recirculating turntable to present parts for vision and robotic selection, to St. Petersburg College’s (EMBA) department, a provider of skilled workforce training. PMMI generously matched our donation!
The PFS3 Step Feeder is a “triple-step” step feeder and the largest in the Performance Feeders step feeder line.
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.
Designed to fill 100% of the pockets around the circumference of the feed system allowing for 100% orientation, without recirculation.
This vibratory feeder was designed to feed a plastic medical component into a machine assembling a medical testing product
Laser inspection with 100% accuracy.
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.
Laser Sensor Inspection for 100% Part Qualification. VIEW THIS SYSTEM