Feeding Technology

Feeding Technology
Today's world is fast moving, and the world of manufacturing is no different.  Manufacturers in industries like Automotive, Medical, Pharmaceutical, Consumer Products, Electronics, are always looking for efficient production with high accuracy and quality. 
 
Automation feeding systems help increase consistency and efficiency by automatically separating bulk parts, then placing them in a specified orientation so they can be fed into the production line. The speed of these systems can vary, with capabilities of 1,000 parts or more being dispensed per minute. They are more efficient than hand sorting and can be completely customized to meet the requirements of virtually any automated application. Some of the parts that can be sorted by automation feeding systems include coils, fasteners, medical device components, electronic parts, tubing, and more.
 
There are several types of feeding systems available that can be fully customized to meet a range of application requirements. Important considerations in choosing an automation feeding system include product volume, properties of the material type of part being sorted, feed rate and part orientation.
 
 

Automation Feeding Systems Help Increase Production Line Efficiency

Universal Power Conversion, Inc. (UPC) provides automatic feeding system solutions that help increase the efficiency of your production lines by streamlining your parts distribution process. Automatic feeding systems provide the consistency and reliability you need by sorting products at a specified rate per minute and in a specific orientation. Our feeding system solutions include vibratory feeder bowls, drum feeders, flexible feeding solutions, spring feeding systems and a range of components to help you increase consistency and productivity for your automated applications.

Feeder Bowls

Feeder Bowls gently vibrate to rotate parts into the desired orientation, then feed and deliver the single rotated parts to your production line. Our automatic feeding systems are designed to increase efficiency, so you can meet your automation goals and include vibratory feeder bowl systems and components that provide feed rates as high as 2,000 parts per minute. Our feeder bowls are available with stainless steel or our patented Polycast® bowls made from a special blend of polymers for extra durability and longevity. We also carry a range of feeder stands and base units to create a fully customized solution that provides the consistency and reliability you need for your automated application.

Flexible Feeding

Flexible feeding systems are used for automation applications requiring efficient and consistent separation, orientation and feeding of smaller bulk materials. They deliver a superior level of flexibility for complex geometries and different batch sizes and feature a compact design that allows parallel placement of multiple feeders. Flexible feeding systems are designed to not only separate parts but convey them in specific directions to maximize production efficiency.

Drum Feeder

Drum feeders are compact, drum-shaped automation feeding systems that help increase efficiency by automatically separating or untangling small bulk materials. In addition to untangling, drum feeders help prevent damage to parts that may become easily entangled and are a reliable alternative to vibrating feeders for pre-formed components such as springs or tubes. Drum feeders are also ideal for small parts that are unstable or those that can easily become statically charged.

Spring Feeding

Spring feeding systems are specially designed to provide reliable untangling of coils and parts with difficult geometries. These bowl-shaped systems gently rotate the tangled springs to separate them without causing damage, then dispense the untangled springs. Spring feeding systems can used alone or in conjunction with vibration feeding systems and other automation feeding system components.

UPC can supply your company with complete feeding systems or the components that can help you with FeedingHandling, and Transporting your product(s), from our high-quality manufacturers such as Afag AutomationAirtecFeeding ConceptsR & I Manufacturing, and SMS Linear. Let us help you with your Feeding and Automation Solutions.
 

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