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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 1-250 mm and 1-250 g across the range, replacing a whole set of vibratory bowl feeders.  This range of feeding systems can sort baulk parts regardless of their shape, fragility, material composition, weight and surface characteristics, ideal for manufacturers whose production involves frequent product changeovers and reduced volumes.

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, and Flexibowl is soon to be 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 stick 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.

Product Range

FlexiBowl® 200
FlexiBowl® 350
FlexiBowl® 500
FlexiBowl® 650
FlexiBowl® 800
Recommended part size 1>x<10 mm 1>x<15 mm 5>x<50 mm 20>x<110 mm 60>x<250 mm
Recommended part weight <30 gr <40 gr <100 gr <170 gr <250 gr
Bulk storage capacity 1÷5 dm³ 5÷10 dm³ 10÷20 dm³ 20÷40 dm³ 20÷40 dm³
Backlight Area (Dim.) 180x52,5 mm 230x78,5 mm 334x167 mm 404x250 mm 404x325 mm
Backlight Area 90 cm² 166 cm² 513 cm² 922 cm² 1125 cm²
Max Payload 1 kg 3 kg 7 kg 7 kg 7 kg
Pick level from plate 270 mm 270 mm 270 mm 270 mm 270 mm
Weight 18 kg 25 kg 42 kg 54 kg 71 kg

Options

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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NEW Custom Made

NEW Custom Made

NEW For Multiple Part Feeding

A wide range of choice for backlight/toplight applications

Spike Disc is suitable for cylindrical parts