AUTOMATIC PARTS FEEDING

We optimize the process of feeding materials and components into all of our automated machines.

Whether we’re designing an assembly machine, material handling machine or a test system, we have to ask the same questions: What materials and components need to be fed into the machine, and what is the optimal way to feed them?

Over the years, we have developed technologies to handle and feed a wide-variety of parts regardless of how complex or simple the geometries and materials may be.

  • Vibratory bowl feeding
  • Centrifugal feeding systems
  • Web based parts feeding
  • Container feeding from stacks
  • Step feeders
  • SDC Flex Feeding
  • SDC Servo-driven Pick-and-Place
  • Conveyor based feeding
  • Operator assisted semi-automatic feeding
  • Robotic parts handling
  • Robotic bin picking
  • Tray-based feeding
  • Medical tube de-reeling
  • Part magazine feeding
Flex Feeder

SDC Flex Feeding

Our proprietary SDC Flex Feeding system incorporates proven pre-engineered technology to feed individual components into our automated machines. 

Our system uses a combination of vision guided robotics, conveyor systems and a bulk parts hopper to accurately execute high-speed pick-and-place functions. 

A key advantage of our design is the system’s flexibility. Each project can be adapted and programmed to fit any pace, size/shape part, color or other variations that are traditionally difficult to automatically feed.

SDC Servo-Driven Pick-and-Place

Pick-and-Place mechanisms provide high-speed, precise motion at a great value while maintaining a low profile.

More simple than our robotic and vision guided systems, our servo-driven mechanism provides a high level of reliability and repeatability and is ideal for high-speed, single component applications. 

Pick and Place
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Medical Tube Feeding

Through  years of designing and building automated machines for the medical and pharmaceutical industry, we have developed  technology for feeding medical tubing from bulk rolls.

Our servo-driven medical tube feeding systems incorporate proven methods to handle the unique characteristics of tubing with high-precision and high-speed. 

3D Bin Picking

Robotic 3D bin picking offers the flexibility to pick parts directly from a bin without the need to orient or sort them.

By using smart machine programming, this feeding technology eliminates typical part feeding systems and allows the robot to pick parts on the fly and place them into an automated machine.

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Case Study: Parts Feeding

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Continuous Motion Packing System

Within this system, we designed and built several fully automated continuous motion systems which apply a powder coating to both sides of a tape product, feed and prepare containers for the tape, load the tape into the containers and seal the containers with a lid.

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