Random Loaded Elevating Style Hopper Feeders

Hopper feederModel 2400-2700 Series Hopper Feeders — Feedall designs and manufactures a complete line of hopper feeders which offer automatic handling of sliding, rolling or headed parts. The automatic hopper feeders are used with all types of grinders, presses, machining equipment and special machines. The automatic feeding process is proven to be more cost effective by eliminating expensive hand labor of feeding and saving time lost by handling parts manually.

Model 2400-2700 Series Hopper Feeders
 


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Forged Gear Blanks are fed from a random loaded, floor mounted hopper. Blanks are elevated from hopper via a cleated belt and oriented with face select orientation in a continuous, diameter-to-diameter stream. An air-operated, escapement device releases one blank at a time onto a horizontal conveyor with hub down for gantry pick-off by an OKUMA Dual Spindle CNC Lathe.
 


Case Studies

SO16203 – Model 2500-HD Elevating Hopper Feeder
Feeds constant velocity outer race blanks from a random loaded, floor mounted feeder. Blanks are elevated out of hopper with cleated belt and discharged hanging by the head in a continuous stream to an escapement device. Escapement releases one part at a time into a 180-degree rotating device to invert blanks with stem up and release them into the discharge unit. Discharge unit positions two (2) blanks on 18” centers, repeatable to ±1/16” on the vertical and horizontal centerline. Discharge unit can position one blank at a time on either side or two parts at a time simultaneously. Blanks are robot loaded into a CNC turning center.

SO16598 – Model 2400-D Elevating Hopper Feeder w/1650-1SC-48 Entrance Conveyor
Feeds valve seat inserts from a random loaded, floor mounted hopper. The valve seat inserts are oriented in a continuous, diameter-to-diameter, vertical stack and fed into a variable speed pusher device. The pusher device maintains a level of parts on an entrance conveyor. The entrance conveyor conveys the parts in a continuous, end-to-end stream to the workrest of a centerless grinder.

SO16942 – Model 2400-D Elevating Hopper Feeder
Feeds universal joint bearing cups from a random loaded, floor mounted hopper. The cups are elevated from the hopper via a cleated belt, face select oriented with open end facing the hopper and discharged in a continuous stream.

SO17061 – Model 2400-D Elevating Hopper Feeder
Feeds universal joint bearing cups from a random loaded, floor mounted hopper. Cups are elevated from hopper via a cleated belt, face select oriented, diverted into four (4) streams in a continuous, diameter-to-diameter stream with axis horizontal into customer’s air-operated blow feed tubes feeding multiple ID grinders.

SO17097 – Model 2400-D Elevating Hopper Feeder
Feeds bearing cups from a random loaded, floor mounted hopper. The cups are elevated from the hopper via a cleated belt and discharged rolling, diameter-to-diameter with “cup out” into five streams.

SO17125 – Model 2500 Elevating Hopper Feeder
Feeds stampings from a manually loaded infeed track pre-oriented parts. The are loaded into an entrance chute, which loads a cleated, indexing elevating belt and discharge into a flow forma machine.

SO17176 – Model 2600-D Elevating Hopper Feeder
Feeds studs from a random loaded, floor mounted hopper. The studs are elevated from the hopper via a cleated belt and discharged into two streams threaded end leading on a 30° angle.

SO17245-17246 – Model 2700-HD Elevating Hopper Feeder w/180º Roll-Over Tub Dumper
Feeds pinion shaft forgings from a random loaded, floor mounted hopper. Pinion shaft forgings are elevated from hopper via a cleated belt and orient forgings with stems down into adjustable hanging rails to an air-operated escapement device. This device escapes forgings one at a time into a probe check station that will divert forgings without forged center into a reject chute. The forgings with forged centers feed into discharge rails to an air-operated transfer device that feeds the existing transfer system on the nib & center press.

SO17492 – Model 2500-C Elevating Hopper Feeder w/1650-1SC-48 Entrance Conveyor & BCD-53-68-3,000# Hydraulic Tub Dumper
Feeds metal tubes from a random loaded, floor mounted hopper. The metal tubes are elevated from the hopper via a cleated belt and fed oriented in a continuous end to end stream with axis horizontal onto existing conveyor.

SO17569 – Model 2600-HD Elevating Hopper Feeder w/TC-HD-40-68-5,000# Hydraulic Tub Dumper
Feeds blanks from a random loaded, floor mounted hopper. The blanks are elevated from the hopper via a cleated belt and discharged sliding in a continuous end to end stream in a stub chute to a customer supplied conveyor.

SO18022 – Model 2500-D Elevating Hopper Feeder
Feeds saw-cut spacers from a random loaded, floor mounted hopper. Spacers are elevated from hopper via a cleated belt, oriented in a continuous, diameter-todiameter stream and fed to an air-operated transfer device. The transfer device escapes one part at a time into a qualified robotic pick-off nest.

SO18052 – Model 2500-C Elevating Hopper Feeder
Feeds forged gear blanks from a random loaded, floor mounted hopper. Blanks are elevated from hopper via a cleated belt and oriented with face select orientation in a continuous, diameter-to-diameter stream. Blanks roll into an air-operated escapement device that releases one blank at a time onto a horizontal conveyor with hub down for gantry pick-off by an OKUMA dual spindle CNC lathe.