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June 2012 Newsletter

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Feeder News & Solutions June, 2012
IN THIS ISSUE
Manufacturing Stability
Automotive Power Train
Rebuild or Retool
HELPFUL INFORMATION
Check out Feedall services and products  www.feedall.com

Find Your Part or Machine Fed:
  “Find a Feedall”.

Check out these Billet Feeders:

Auto Load Long Bar

Manual Load Long Bar

Random Load Billet

 Conveyors:

Dual Round Belt Conveyor

Exit Conveyor for Centerless Grinder

Hoppers:

 

 

Increasing Our Customers’ Profitability by Improving Productivity since 1946!

FEEDALL SOLUTIONS
Customized Mechanical Feeders for every industry:  Conveyors, magazine feeders, hopper feeders, billet feeders, dumping/ metering hoppers,  bi-directional feeders and more!.

CONTACT US

  

 CALL:  800.942.8101

 

FAX:  440.942.5710 
  

Greetings! 

 

We hope that you and your business are doing well. 

We are offering a 5% discount on PARTS to any company that places a parts order prior to October 31, 2012 and mentions “66 years” when ordering.

 

Also, we have updated our website to a content-rich format loaded with more information on many of our recent projects and equipment.  You may want to check it out.

 

If you are interested in finding out how a FEEDALL solution can improve your profitability, give us a call or email me.

 

Roger Winslow, Jr., President 

rwinslow@feedall.com 

800.942.8101

MANUFACTURING STABILITY

We all know how important a company or vendor’s stability can be in these times and FEEDALL, now in its 66th year continues to hold strong. Read our recent press release, “Manufacturing Stability in the Face of Change.

 

WE FEED AUTOMOTIVE POWER TRAIN COMPONENTS…

 15499Our customer needed a means by which to process Universal Joint Spiders thru a Centerless Grinder to grind the Bearing Journals…FEEDALL accepted Spiders from bulk storage, oriented them in a continuous, journal-to-journal stream, and discharged them into the customer’s gantry loader.  more

 

17061Customer needed a means by which to process Universal Joint Bearing Cups thru multiple ID Grinders…FEEDALL accepted Cups from bulk storage, oriented them into four continuous, diameter-to-diameter streams, and discharged them into customer’s Blow-Feed Loaders.  more

Both FEEDALL solutions resulted in increased productivity, a more stabilized process and added profitability. 

SAVE MONEY
  • Rebuild
    Older units can be evaluated and updated with new components. A fresh coat of paint can make your old feeder seem like new.
  • Retool
    New tooling can be designed for existing units. If you have a new part you wish to feed just supply us a sample. Our engineers will evaluate your current equipment and design new tooling to accommodate your request.
  • February 2012 Newsletter

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    Feeder News & Solutions February, 2012
    IN THIS ISSUE
    In The News
    Centerless Grinders
    Rebuild or Retool
    HELPFUL INFORMATION
    Check out Feedall services and products  www.feedall.com

    Find Your Part or Machine Fed:
      “Find a Feedall”.

    Check out these Billet Feeders:

    Auto Load Long Bar

    Manual Load Long Bar

    Random Load Billet

     Conveyors:

    Dual Round Belt Conveyor

    Exit Conveyor for Centerless Grinder

    Hoppers:

     

     

    Increasing Our Customers’ Profitability by Improving Productivity since 1946!

    JOIN OUR MAILING LIST

    FEEDALL EQUIPMENT
    Customized Mechanical Feeders for every industry:  Conveyors, magazine feeders, hopper feeders, billet feeders, dumping/ metering hoppers,  bi-directional feeders.

    CONTACT US

      

     CALL:  800.942.8101

     

    FAX:  440.942.5710 
      
     

    Greetings! 

     

    You might want to check out our “unedited” video of our Model 2300 in action.  Please let me know if you would like more information or have any questions. 

     

    Roger Winslow, Jr., President 

    rwinslow@feedall.com 

    IN THE NEWS 
     

    (source: Business Journal, January, 2012) “Willoughby’s Feedall launches new product, market…”

    For 65 years, Willoughby-based Feedall Automation has designed and built all types of mechanical conveyors and feeders that move parts from one machine to another. Over time, machine tools have advanced and automation has brought new challenges to feeder suppliers.

    Feedall has remained profitable in a difficult economy for the manufacturing industry by responding to the demand for safer and….read full article.

     

    CENTERLESS GRINDER SOLUTIONS

    FEEDALL solutions for high voume parts that need precision round shafting.   

    • Safety & Quality
    • Labor-saving
    • Process Stabilization
    • Feeders & convleyors working together 

      Conveyors
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     Conveyors

    Random
                                             Loaded Hoppers

    Roll Over Tub DumperRandom Loaded Hoppers 

     

     

    Hopper Feeders   

     

    hopper feeder 

     

     

     

      

    Roll-Over Tub Dumper

     

    Manual
    Loaded
    Hoppers
                 Manual Loaded Hopper

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    REBUILD OR RETOOL EXISTING EQUIPMENT
     

  • Rebuild
    Older units can be evaluated and updated with new components. A fresh coat of paint can make your old feeder seem like new.
  • Retool
    New tooling can be designed for existing units. If you have a new part you wish to feed just supply us a sample. Our engineers will evaluate your current equipment and design new tooling to accommodate your request
  • August 2011 Newsletter

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    Feeder News & Solutions August, 2011
    IN THIS ISSUE
    PROJECT SOLUTIONS
    YOUR BUDGET
    PARTS DEPARTMENT
    HELPFUL INFORMATION
    Check out Feedall services and products at www.feedall.com

    Find more solutions
      “Find a Feedall”.

    Do any of your customers fit into these industries?
    Industries Served

    Download Brochures:

     

     

    Increasing Our Customers’ Profitability by Improving Productivity since 1946!

    JOIN OUR MAILING LIST

    FEEDALL EQUIPMENT
    Customized Mechanical Feeders for every industry:  Conveyors, magazine feeders, hopper feeders, billet feeders, dumping/ metering hoppers,  bi-directional feeders.

    CONTACT US

      

     CALL:  800.942.8101

     

    FAX:  440.942.5710 
      
     

    Greetings!  

     

    We are proud to tell you that our company was featured in the news recently.  Click here to read the story  Lake County News Herald, “Like Father Like Son”.

     

    Feedall is celebrating its 65th year in business.    If you call us and mention “65 years” we will give you a 5% discount on your order and 10% discount on any parts.

     

    Roger Winslow, Jr., President

    OUR RECENT PROJECT SOLUTIONS

    Check out these customer stories and see how FEEDALL engineered the best solutions.  How might we improve your productivity?

     

    An
    automotive supplier
    with
    a transmission component (Swaged
    Tubes) needed to take the tubes
    from a swaging machine and feed
    them to a centerless grinder, a
    process that was originally hand
    fed. FEEDALL
    enabled the tubes to be accepted
    from a swaging machine onto an
    air-operated r18030 conveyorotary/transfer device. This device oriented the tubes with alternating end selection so that swaged ends were together. Tubes were then lifted and transferred onto conveyor feeding tubes end-to-end to the workrest of a CINCINNATI Model 340-20 Centerless Grinder. This involved taking a standard design and adding front-end loader to it and resulted in a cost-savings for the customer and reduction in labor. More details…
     

     

    A grinder rebuilder company with an automotive application requested a conveyor that would be shipped to INDIA to handle Universal Joint Bearing Cups. FEEDALL provided automation to feed bearing cups into a CINCINNATI Model 340-20 Centerless Grinder, then them from the workrest of the grinder. The exit conveyor was equipped with a special air-operated, diverter device (actuated by a post process gauge on the grinder) to transfer out of spec product into a reject container.    More details…

      

    A
    manufacturer of process
    reciprocating
    compressors
    for the
    chemical and processing
    industries was looking to bring
    the grinding process of Crosshead
    Pins back in-house from a18079 conveyor vendor. They purchased a used CINCINNATI Model 360-20 DE Centerless Grinder and needed to queue parts on front side, feed them through the grinder and collect them on the back side. The FEEDALL solution included a manually loaded, single row magazine with an escapement that lifts one row at a time onto entrance conveyor feeding the grinder workrest and an exit conveyor with a cam-off device and an adjustable accumulation tray.  Entrance conveyor…
     Exit Conveyor…

    SOLUTIONS TO FIT YOUR BUDGET

    Our goal is to find the best solution to fit your needs while respecting your financial concerns.   It is about improving  your bottom line ultimately with increased productivity and profitability.   After 65 years, we have the expertise and knowledge to design and build the best solution  for the money

    PARTS DEPARTMENT

    Replacement Parts…instead of purchasing new equipment…we can repair or modify existing equipment!

    March 2011 Newsletter

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    Feeder News & Solutions March, 2011
    IN THIS ISSUE
    RECENT CUSTOMER PROJECTS
    FEEDALL TRIGGERS
    Parts Department
    HELPFUL INFORMATION
    Check out Feedall services and products at www.feedall.com

    Find more solutions
      “Find a Feedall”.

    Do any of your customers fit into these industries?
    Industries Served

    Download Brochures:

     

     

    Increasing Our Customers’ Profitability
    by Improving Productivity since 1946
     
     

    JOIN OUR MAILING LIST

    CONTACT US

     

    CALL:  800.942.8101

     

    FAX:  440.942.5710 

     

     

      

     

    Greetings!  

    We hope that this e-newsletter provides you with important news and real information on feeder solutions that can help you improve your bottom line with improved productivity and increased profits. Please let us know if you have any questions.

    RECENT CUSTOMER PROJECTS

    Feedall develops customized solutions for customers in a variety of industies and applications.   Check out the following examples of recently shipped products to see what we have been working on: 

     

    HopperAn OEM needed a means by which to take bulk loaded (at random) steel spacers and present them one at a time to a robot which places them in a prescribed pattern to stack rolled rings at 2,100 deg. F.  Rings will be re-used after rolled rings cool to ambient temperature.  System is fully automatic with no operator intervention during production runs…Elevating Hopper   

     Bar Feeder

    A contract manufacturer needed a means by which to que up (manually load) steel tubes and present them one at a time to a Robot loading a process.  Budget constraints limited system to a semi-automatic process…. Magazine Tube Feeder

       

    Where feeding
    billets is concerned, whether it be
    “warm forming” or “cold forming”, long
    bars, short bars or round corned square
    bars, or “pucks” or tubes, we can
    help.   Take a look at these
    case histories:  Random Load

    FEEDALL TRIGGERS

     

    WHEN you are looking for increased productivity and efficiency on 

    your lines.

    WHEN you would like to be capable of running your production 24

    hours a day 7 days a week.

    WHEN you are looking to have your employees /operators run or

    manage multiple lines more efficiently and with better quality.

    WHEN you are looking to reduce downtime and maintenance costs.

    WHEN you want to provide a more ergonomic environment for your

    employees.

    WHEN you want to reduce the overall “noise” associated with your

    vibratory equipment.

    WHENyou need a cost-efficient engineering solution.

    WHEN you a looking for a reliable supplier who not only stands

    behind their equipment but will be there to service it in ten years.

    PARTS DEPARTMENT

    Replacement Parts…instead of purchasing new equipment…repair or modify existing equipment!

    December 2010

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    Feeder News & Solutions December, 2010
    IN THIS ISSUE
    Company News & Deals
    Project Profile
    What Makes a Feedall a “Feedall”?
    Parts Department

    COMPANY NEWS

    H A P P Y  H O L I D A Y S ! 

      
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    New President…Feedall, Inc. announces 65 years in business and succession of Roger Winslow, Jr. to President. Roger, Jr., or “J.R.”, has been an employee in various positions for 18 years, most recently as Vice President.

     

    Roger Winslow, Sr. will retire as President but continue to serve Feedall on an advisory basis.   This succession in management represents the third generation of Winslow’s.   Lewis Winslow, deceased, founded the Feedall Tool Company in 1946.  (email: rwinslow@feedall.com).

     

    tom photoEngineering & Manufacturing Manager…

    Welcome back, Tom Manley!  Tom started at Feedall in July of 1979 as an apprentice draftsmen.  He left Feedall in ’86 to work at MayFran International. He returned in 1990 for 8 years.  Besides Feedall, Inc., his work experience includes engineering positions at Fusion, Automated Packaging & Ranpak where he received several U.S. patent awards for design. (email: tmanley@feedall.com).

    Watch for New Developments…Both Roger and Tom will focus on their vision for the future of Feedall, Inc. with the development of new products, more low-cost machinery to compete in today’s markets, and ways of selling those products. 

    Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season from all of us at Feedall, Inc.!

    Save  5% or 10%

    THIS IS THE SEASON FOR SAVING…
    Save 5% on new equipment orders and 10% on parts orders before January 31, 2011!

    PROJECT PROFILE

    MDS3000 

    Find out how a Feedall solution replaced manual labor of loading washer containers, eliminated ergonomic issues, and stabilized the process……Metering Dump System.

    WHAT MAKES A FEEDALL A FEEDALL?

    Feedall equipment is described by our customers as “bullet proof” or “wears forever”.   It’s true.  Many times we get calls for service when in fact, the equipment turns out to be another vendor and not a Feedall!   Gaining our reputation for quality is no accident.   It is intentioned and has been sustained for 65 years throughout three generations of family management.

    • Experts:  Feedall has remained steadfast and focused on the business of parts feeding solutions and improving customer productivity since 1946.  We are experts in the non-vibratory feeder business.  
    • Engineering & Technology:  We do not sell off the shelf products but are experienced in engineering customized solutions for all types of parts feed problems using the latest technology.
    • Long-Lasting Construction: Feedalls are built with the very best and highest quality materials minimizing the need to replace them with new equipment.
    • Critical Difference:  Every wear component is a change detail — not welded — making it easy to repair. Less downtime, lower costs.
    • Flexible:  Feedalls can be retooled to accomodate new parts or machine feeds. 
    • Quality “not just a word”:  Equipment receives rigorous run-off, testing and debugging making sure it is perfect to customer satisfaction prior to shipping.

    Where can you find such value for your money?   Log on to www.feedall.com, or view our extensive choice of project applications by part or machine at  “Find a Feedall”.   Or call us at 1-800-942-8101.

    PARTS DEPARTMENT

    Replacement Parts…instead of purchasing new equipment…will save you money!  Provide the feeder’s serial number and the parts they require and in most cases we will complete a quote within two business days. If you are unable to identify what replacement parts are needed we can provide you with a new maintenance manual for a nominal fee.   Email:  rsparks@feedall.com or call 800.942.8101.

    Improving Our Customers’ Profitability
    by Improving Productivity since 1946

    August 2010 Newsletter

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    Feeder News & Solutions August, 2010

    CONGRATULATIONS!

     TO ALL OF OUR CUSTOMERS WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO OUR 65TH YEAR IN BUSINESS!

      
    We’re saying THANK YOU  by offering savings on new equipment orders. 

     See COUPON below.

    IN THIS ISSUE
    SAVE MONEY!…REPAIR OR RETOOL EXISTING FEEDALL EQUIPMENT
    FEEDALL INNOVATION AT WORK
    FEEDALL WEBSITE TOOL:

    SAVE MONEY! ON NEW EQUIPMENT.  REPAIR OR RETOOL EXISTING FEEDALL EQUIPMENT
    New projects requiring parts Feeders ? Now’s the time to think FEEDALL!   If you do not have any “NEW NEEDS” then its a great time to consider purchasing the necessary spare parts to keep your FEEDALL running at its best!   Avoid purchasing replacement equipment and production downtimes by keeping ALL your FEEDALL’S in tip top shape.  Keep your Feedall equipment running efficiently and up to date for current production requirements with the following services: 

     

    Evaluation
    If your existing unit is not performing as well as it should, a service call may be required. This will allow our staff to inspect the unit and provide recommendations on spare parts and other maintenance issues. These visits are offered at a discounted rate when parts are purchased as a result of the trip.

     

    Rebuild
    Older units can be evaluated and updated with new components. A fresh coat of paint can make your old feeder seem like new.

     

    Retool
    New tooling can be designed for existing units. If you have a new part you wish to feed just supply us a sample. Our engineers will evaluate your current equipment and design new tooling to accommodate your request

    Replacement Parts
    Provide your feeder’s serial number and the parts you require and in most cases we will complete a quote within two business days. If you are unable to identify what replacement parts you need we can provide you with a new maintenance manual for a nominal fee.

    FEEDALL INNOVATION AT WORK
     

    Forging Customer with Vibratory Bowl Feeder problems:
    • Shrinking profits and reduction in new business due line down time causing higher direct labor costs. 
    • Environmentally unfriendly due to noise.
    • Ergonomic issues due to height and frequency needed to work on
    • Overall high maintenance costs and downtime due to resurfacing and retooling bowls every 3-4 months made them non-competitive. 
    • Higher direct labor costs to produce parts due to overtime wages that were now required to meet deliveries.
    Feedall’s Solution:   
    • Determined that the downtime was caused by dumping the 6000# load onto the bowls directly basically beating them to death. 
    • Supplied a metering type hopper BUILT to withstand the dump and take the abuse instead of the feeder. 
    • Eliminated violence on feeder and subsequent down time. 
    • Feedall feeders are designed w/hardened steel cleats and wear areas to increase life and do not require resurfacing.  
    • Customer was supplied a vertical style chain driven BILLET FEEDER which utilizes cleats not vibration to orient parts, thus reducing noise dramatically.  
    • Ergonomics was solved because the Model 4800 is floor mounted and designed to elevate parts to desired heights.  Hopper and load area is 3-5 feet above floor. 
    If you are experiencing similar problems, please call or email Randy Sparks, 1-800-942-8101.Email:  rsparks@feedall.com.

     

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    LOG ON TO “FIND A FEEDALL” TO SEE HOW WE SOLVED SIMILAR PARTS FEED PROJECTS 

    http://www.feedall.com/find-a-feedall.phtml
    Search our extensive case histories and browse completed project information by part or machine fed.

     

    Save 10%

     

    ON ALL NEW EQUIPMENT ORDERS!  

     

    FREE SERVICE (U.S.A. & Canada Only) with new equipment orders includes free inspection of existing equipment, free adjustments and/or minor repairs during that visit and recommendations as to tooling replacement and new parts.  

     

    PLEASE USE THE SPECIAL CODE “65 YEARS” when ordering. 

    Order must be received by 11/30/10.   Not valid on existing orders.

    Improving Our Customers’ Profitability
    by Improving Productivity since 1946