Feeding Solutions

Fast, reliable and versatile feeding solutions

AUTOMATION can now provide reliable and cost effective feeding systems to cover several needs in the Conductor feeders automation industries. The sorting, selection and recycling systems are designed according to the geometrical and physical characteristics of the parts themselves, according to the following process needs:

  • Value for money
  • Layout and space constraints
  • Ergonomics
  • Accessibility for monitoring and maintenance purposes
  • Energetic consumption (mainly compressed air)
  • Noise level
  • Cleaning

The wide range of feeding solutions includes:

  • CENTRIFUGAL DISC FEEDERS
  • POCKET DISC FEEDERS
  • DOUBLE DISC FEEDERS
  • ROLLWAY FEEDERS
  • WATERFALL FEEDERS
  • CONDUCTOR FEEDERS
  • ELEVATORS

Centrifugal disc feeders

Centrifugal feeders are generally suitable for the sorting and orientation of parts having a bigger diameter than height. The sorting function is granted by the centrifugal force created by the rotation of the base plate, pushing the parts towards the outer diameter of the sorter. Due to the geometry and position of their center of gravity, the parts, during their movement inside the sorter, will be placed in different positions according to specific percentages.

Pocket disc feeders

Pocket Disc feeders are generally suitable for the sorting and orientation of parts having a bigger height than diameter. They have a specific inclination that allows for the product to gather in the bottom part, trying to find its position inside the pockets machined in the plastic sectors assembled on the rotation disc.

Double disc feeders

Double Disc feeders can be considered the most flexible feeders within the range due to the fact they can process parts with very different shapes, dimensions and geometrical characteristics. Parts can have bigger diameters than heights or vice versa. They can have different , non circular, shapes; plus, flow packed products can be sorted inside it

Rollway feeders

Rollway feeders are generally suitable for the sorting and orientation of parts having conical geometrical shapes, or cylindrical shapes with bigger heights than diameters. For cylindrical parts, a circular flange or a ring are needed in order to allow for the part to be hung on the rollers. Furthermore, the parts’ center of gravity should be clearly unbalanced on one side, in order for the parts to ease the sorting process

Waterfall feeders

Waterfall vertical feeders are generally suitable for the sorting and orientation of parts having a bigger diameter than height, with a clearly unbalanced center of gravity with respect to the geometrical shape. The sorting function is given by the product’s geometry and its center of gravity position.

Conductor feeders

Conductor feeding systems are frequently used in the automotive, emobility and electric motor assembly solutions to feed wire into the production flow. In hairpin technology for stator production, the NC axis-driven, dual-clamp wire feed unit enables accurate control of the feed system, which can provide extremely high performance during the single hairpin forming process step.

Elevators

Elevators are always used to provide parts inside the feeders. According to the requested autonomy of parts, elevators can have static or motorized hopper, with integrated conveyor belt that can dose the parts in the charging zone of the elevator belt. Motorized hoppers are particularly suitable for products that require a gentle dosing in order to preserve as much as possible the surface quality of parts that tend to become entangled to each other during the charging moment.

  • ELEVATORS WITH STATIC HOPPER
  • ELEVATORS WITH MOTORIZED HOPPER

Feeding Solutions

Fast, reliable and versatile feeding solutions

IMA AUTOMATION can now provide reliable and cost effective feeding systems to cover several needs in the Conductor feeders automation industries. The sorting, selection and recycling systems are designed according to the geometrical and physical characteristics of the parts themselves, according to the following process needs:

  • Value for money
  • Layout and space constraints
  • Ergonomics
  • Accessibility for monitoring and maintenance purposes
  • Energetic consumption (mainly compressed air)
  • Noise level
  • Cleaning
;

The wide range of feeding solutions includes:

  • CENTRIFUGAL DISC FEEDERS
  • POCKET DISC FEEDERS
  • DOUBLE DISC FEEDERS
  • ROLLWAY FEEDERS
  • WATERFALL FEEDERS
  • CONDUCTOR FEEDERS
  • ELEVATORS

Centrifugal disc feeders

Centrifugal feeders are generally suitable for the sorting and orientation of parts having a bigger diameter than height. The sorting function is granted by the centrifugal force created by the rotation of the base plate, pushing the parts towards the outer diameter of the sorter. Due to the geometry and position of their center of gravity, the parts, during their movement inside the sorter, will be placed in different positions according to specific percentages.

Pocket disc feeders

Pocket Disc feeders are generally suitable for the sorting and orientation of parts having a bigger height than diameter. They have a specific inclination that allows for the product to gather in the bottom part, trying to find its position inside the pockets machined in the plastic sectors assembled on the rotation disc.

Double disc feeders

Double Disc feeders can be considered the most flexible feeders within the range due to the fact they can process parts with very different shapes, dimensions and geometrical characteristics. Parts can have bigger diameters than heights or vice versa. They can have different , non circular, shapes; plus, flow packed products can be sorted inside it

Rollway feeders

Rollway feeders are generally suitable for the sorting and orientation of parts having conical geometrical shapes, or cylindrical shapes with bigger heights than diameters. For cylindrical parts, a circular flange or a ring are needed in order to allow for the part to be hung on the rollers. Furthermore, the parts’ center of gravity should be clearly unbalanced on one side, in order for the parts to ease the sorting process

Waterfall feeders

Waterfall vertical feeders are generally suitable for the sorting and orientation of parts having a bigger diameter than height, with a clearly unbalanced center of gravity with respect to the geometrical shape. The sorting function is given by the product’s geometry and its center of gravity position.

Conductor feeders

Conductor feeding systems are frequently used in the automotive, emobility and electric motor assembly solutions to feed wire into the production flow. In hairpin technology for stator production, the NC axis-driven, dual-clamp wire feed unit enables accurate control of the feed system, which can provide extremely high performance during the single hairpin forming process step.

Elevators

Elevators are always used to provide parts inside the feeders. According to the requested autonomy of parts, elevators can have static or motorized hopper, with integrated conveyor belt that can dose the parts in the charging zone of the elevator belt. Motorized hoppers are particularly suitable for products that require a gentle dosing in order to preserve as much as possible the surface quality of parts that tend to become entangled to each other during the charging moment.

  • ELEVATORS WITH STATIC HOPPER
  • ELEVATORS WITH MOTORIZED HOPPER

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