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Flexible Feeders by Flexibowl®

Our range of flexible parts feeding systems allows for the orientation and separation of components to become an automated solution.  Flexible automation for precision assembly and parts handling is used across a variety of industries including:

  • Automotive
  • Cosmetic & personal care
  • Medical
  • Electrical Components

A single Flexibowl can handle entire families of parts, with part sizes between 1-300 mm and 1-300 g across the range, replacing a whole set of vibratory bowl feeders.  This range of feeding systems can sort bulk parts regardless of their shape, fragility, material composition, weight and surface characteristics, ideal for manufacturers whose production involves frequent product changeovers and reduced volumes.

Flexibowl can feed baulk parts in automotive industry, cosmetic industry, medical industry, electrical components industry

How do Flexibowl's automated feeding systems work?

  • Parts are separated through the combined actuation of servomotor and impulse generator.
  • These shaking movements allow parts to arrange and lie on feeder surface with the right orientation
  • A vision system locates them and sends coordinates to a robot for pick up.

FlexiBowl has a UR+ certified URCap with the latest generation Universal Robots. There are also plug-ins available for most industrial robots, Flexibowl is also fully compatible to work with Shibaura Machine SCARA robots, making it straightforward to integrate feeding systems into your facility. ­­

What are the features of a Flexibowl® feeder system?

  • Parts can be introduced at the same time as picking.
  • High performance
  • 7kg max payload
  • Reliable and lean design
  • Low maintenance
  • Suitable for harsh and clean environments
  • Intuitive programming
  • Suitable for tangly and sticky parts

Having a flexible feeding system will help to speed up your sorting process, ensuring this part of your production line runs quicker, smoother and more efficient.

Flexibowl feeds bulk parts into an assembly process

FlexiBowl®Product Range

FlexiBowl® 200
FlexiBowl® 350
FlexiBowl® 500
FlexiBowl® 650
FlexiBowl® 800
FlexiBowl® 1200
Flexible bowl feeder
Recommended Part Size 1>x<10 mm 1>x<15 mm 5>x<50 mm 20>x<110 mm 60>x<250 mm 50>x<300 mm
Recommended Part Weight <30 gr <40 gr <100 gr <170 gr <250 gr <300 gr
Recommended Bulk Feeder 1÷5 dm³ 5÷10 dm³ 10÷20 dm³ 20÷40 dm³ 20÷40 dm³ 40÷60 dm³
Backlight Area (Dim.) 180x52,5 mm 230x78,5 mm 334x167 mm 404x250 mm 404x325 mm 917x525 mm
Backlight Area 90 cm² 166 cm² 513 cm² 922 cm² 1,125 cm² 4,120 cm²
Max Payload 1 kg 3 kg 7 kg 7 kg 7 kg 7 kg
Pick Level from Plate 270 mm 270 mm 270 mm 270 mm 270 mm 270 mm
Weight 18 kg 25 kg 42 kg 54 kg 71 kg 175 kg

FlexiBowl® ISO 5 Cleanroom Compatible

FlexiBowl is now compatible with ISO 5 requirements, meaning that it can work in some of the strictest production environments.

With this new compatibility, this innovative flexible feeding system can now be used in cleanroom controlled environments, being used for industrial productions in pharmaceutical, medtech, life science, and semiconductor manufacturing.

Maintaining all the functions of the standard FlexiBowl, the ISO 5 Cleanroom compatible FlexiBowl’s features are:

  • Pneumatic components specific for cleanroom use
  • Back-lighted glass plate
  • Perforated top screen to favour laminar flow
  • Available for Flexibowl® 500/650/800 feeding systems
  • Product contact surface suitable for cleanroom use
  • Cap in natural white polyethylene to prevent component jams at centre
FlexiBowl feeding systems for cleanroom environment


Rotary Discs

Rotary discs are available in various colours, textures and adhesion degrees on all sizes. Discs are compatible with FDA and antistatic requirements. Easy to clean up. Customised discs upon request.

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Custom made rotary discs for Flexibowl feeding system

NEW Custom Made

Rotary discs for Flexibowl automated feeding

NEW Custom Made

Flexibowl multiple part feeding system

NEW For Multiple Part Feeding

Flexibowl topper options

A wide range of choice for backlight/toplight applications

Flexibowl spike disc for cylindrical parts

Spike Disc is suitable for cylindrical parts

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