From consultation to delivery we strive to exceed your expectations for vibratory feeder, part feeder solutions and customer service expectations.
We provide international feeder equipment servicing. Our team of highly qualified field technicians are trained in design, maintenance, and optimization to get your production speed up to your standards in no time.
Are your current feeder systems not operating the way you expect:
Feeders jam, stop, or slow at the same place?
Operate at inconsistent speeds throughout the day?
When switching from one part to another does it take too long?
Do you feel you could be feeding more parts by increasing your systems feed rate?
We are able to get your system fully optimized and feeding at a higher rate. Give California Vibratory Feeders a call, we may be able to help you right over the phone.
Vibratory Feeder Bowl
One of the most cost-saving automated equipment for part feeder requirements is the use of vibratory feeder bowls. A vibratory feeder is known in the industry as one of the oldest and most used option for effective bowl part feeder loading and as a part sorter. Vibratory feeder bowls use an electromagnetic drive to stimulate movement by vibration. The parts held in the vibratory feeder bowl are moved, or vibrated, up a spiral track, which winds around the inside and/or outside of the vibratory feeder bowl. Only parts that have the correct alignment and/or orientation can pass through the tooling, with rejects returning to the bowl for recirculation or to be discharged as bad parts.
Vibratory feeder bowls are designed to work best with small, lightweight metal or plastic parts that are normally difficult to feed or sort. Vibratory part feeders feed high-quality parts at a rather high feed rate. A correctly used vibratory feeder could move parts at 172” per minute.
Multi-bowl Vibratory Feeder
CVF specializes in Vibratory Feeders. We offer a wide variety of vibratory feeder units to suit all of your feeding needs.
- Multi-lane vibratory feeder – high speed
- Multi-bowl vibratory feeder– high speed
- Multiple sizes – ranges from 3” to 48”
- CVF will make and feed to your specifications
Another option we offer here at California Vibratory Feeders, Inc. is Centrifugal Bowl Feeders. Centrifugal bowl feeders do the same tasks as a vibratory feeder but with more features and benefits such as the ability to handle oil-covered parts and operating at higher feed rates. Centrifugal feeders do not use any type of vibration or tracks to sort parts. A centrifugal bowl feeder uses an angled, spinning disk to cast parts to the outer edge of the bowl. As the parts accumulate at the outer edge of the centrifugal feeder bowl, they are stabilized in order to start orientation of the parts. Specialized tooling is introduced which orients the parts before they exit the centrifugal feeder bowl. As with vibratory feeder bowls, parts that are misaligned return to the centrifugal feeder bowl for recirculation or to be discharged as bad parts.
The subtle processes of centrifugal feeders allow them to be used in more areas where gentle handing of the parts is required. However, because of the high feed rate centrifugal bowl feeders offer, parts that have a tendency to tangle at high feed rates may not be able to be fed in a centrifugal bowl feeder, but may be able to be fed accurately in other equipment we can offer.
Dual Centrifugal Feeders (Double feed rate)
CVF specializes in Centrifugal Bowl Feeders. We offer a wide variety of centrifugal feeders to suit all of your feeding needs.
- Solid state control
- Standard and custom design – 100% reliable
- Photo optic sensors
- Assembly capability
- Dual centrifugal feeders for double feed rate
- Shuttle escapements for sorting parts during orientation
- Pharmaceutical and clean room applications
- FDA-approved standards
- High-speed bottle feeders
- Cap feeders
Standard Products: Conical Bowls, Sound Enclosures, Tables
Specializing in the feeder industry not only includes such main products such as a vibratory feeder, centrifugal feeder, inline tracks and gravity tracks but it also contains the smaller elements of the business that might go unnoticed. Here at CVF we have produced a few standard products to help alleviate some of the other issues that can arise.
Conical bowls are used to help with the circulation of products. The small stature of our conical bowls work perfectly in helping to reduce recirculation of the product as it is introduced to special tooling. Our conical bowls work great for applications that include silicone or rubber stoppers.
When running industrial sized equipment sound levels have to be considered for everyone involved. For example, an 18” diameter stainless-steel bowl feeding steel clips emits 95.5 db. The same stainless-steel bowl with a custom CVF Sound Enclosure installed emits only 77db. That’s a total reduction of 18.5 db! Our custom sound enclosures reduce noise levels to meet in compliance with OSHA standards for industrial noise.
Our sound enclosures are constructed of 1” square tubing with ¼” Plexiglas sides to allow 360 degree viewing of the enclosed machine. The top and sides of the sound enclosure can be hinged to allow access to the bowl and or storage hopper. Here at CVF we offer custom designs on all sound enclosures to fit any one of our vibratory feeder bowls. Our standard size sound enclosure is designed specifically to accommodate feeder bowls ranging from 15” to 30” in diameter.
Some applications may need the use of one of our custom designed tables in order to complete the proper set-up of the machines. The tables here at CVF are specifically designed to help support feeder bowls and other additional components. We offer several types of support tables to best fit your equipment needs. Our stainless steel support tables are constructed of Blanchard ground steel or aluminum. Each table has a tooling plate mounted on a steel tubing frame that includes leveling pads. Our lift and roll support tables do just that. These support tables help to lift and roll feeder systems from one place to another. This allows for each system to be used in as many different areas of your building as possible.
In-lines / Gravity Tracks / Airveyors
Inline Gravity Track
Here at CVF we offer a wide variety of Inlines, Gravity Tracks and Airveyors for any and all of your custom automated equipment feeding needs. All of our inline tracks, gravity tracks and airveyors are designed and built for each specific application to maximize all cost-saving benefits. Once parts exit the vibratory feeder, inline tracks, gravity tracks or airveyors move the parts to the next staging area. During this process the inline tracks, gravity tracks and airveyors help by maintaining orientation, along with supplying the proper feed rate for the task being performed at each particular part sorter stage. Back pressure, a very important issue when trying to be cost effective can also be maintained when working with inline tracks and gravity tracks.