Centrifugal Puck Feeder Systems
Hoosier Feeder Company has built an impressive reputation for delivering innovative feeder systems for projects that fall outside standard manufacturing expectations. Puck feeder systems are one such example.
A puck feeder system is a type of centrifugal feeder system that works with continuous motion assembly machines and is designed to transport parts that don’t stand up on their own during the traditional feeding and orienting process. When parts require controlled motion within a feeder system, a puck feeder is an extremely viable option.
Manufacturers that need a feeder system that controls motion and works with continuous motion assembly machines can benefit from implementing a puck system. The puck feeder’s round carrier stabilizes parts as they move through multiple stations, and puck systems are extremely valuable when high speed assembly is required.
Hoosier Feeder Company’s customers have come to expect exceptional quality, high feed rates, and a system that is easy to maintain.
Advantages of a Puck Feeder System
Some advantages of a puck feeder system include the following:
The puck feeder has a round carrier, which stabilizes a part as it goes to various stations in system. If you have a long thin part or an item that won’t stand on its own, a puck feeder can hold it still. For parts with long, thin geometry, where length exceeds width by 5 to 1 (20%), a puck feeder can dramatically improve assembly efficiency.
Puck feeder systems feature next-level automation, which is ideal for higher speed assembly or complex systems where parts are shifted or assembled during movement. In a puck feeder system, parts don’t leave the puck until they’re fully assembled. Speed is also a factor. A vibratory feeder system typically moves 100-120 parts per minute; a recent puck system created by Hoosier Feeder Company fed 750 parts per minute.