4 Tips for a Smooth Vibratory Bowl Installation

You’ve purchased a vibratory feeder bowl.

It’s just been delivered.

And now it’s time to install….

If this is your first vibratory feeder, you may be wondering where to start. Below are a few simple tips to help with the installation process and enhance the longevity and overall efficiency of your equipment.

ShippingBowlInstallation Tips

Inspect Your Delivery

  • Before it’s unpackaged - check for any shipping damage
  • Once opened, review the contents, and locate all materials including the operations and maintenance manual
  • If anything appears damaged or missing, contact us as soon as possible

Install the Tool Steel Tracks

  • Most vibratory feeders will be shipped with temporary stainless-steel shipping brackets on the inline drivers to prevent damage during transit (the tool steel tracks will be detached)
  • If your vibratory feeder has the tool steel inline tracks detached, follow these steps:
  1. Remove the temporary shipping brackets
  2. Install the tool steel inline tracks
  3. Carefully align the inline track and bowl discharge

Ensure the Equipment is Level

  • Once you position your vibratory feeder in the desired location, use the leveling feet to adjust the height to proper location (making sure all four feet are firmly on the floor)
  • If the machine rocks or there is any significant difference in the weight being supported by each foot, there could be resonance issues. Continuing troubleshooting until the equipment is level

Starting Your Vibratory Feeder

  • Before you power on your equipment, review the system settings called out in the Operation & Maintenance Manual
    • A paper copy is included with your shipment
    • A digital copy can be accessed by scanning the QR code on the machine with your phone or tablet
  • Start with Hoosier Feeder Company’s suggested system settings
    • In some cases, slight adjustment in control settings or air jet pressures may need to be made but should be minor
  • If you have any questions about how the vibratory bowl functions, feel free to contact us

Other Resources

You can find more helpful documents by visiting our:

Resource Library

Vibratory Technical Documents 

Feeder University LogoFor those looking to learn even more, we’ve established Feeder University. From how equipment works together to equipment troubleshooting, this online library includes learning modules and videos designed to simplify and present process automation equipment in a whole new way.

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Need Anything?

Our goal is to deliver feeding systems you can rely on.  If you need any assistance with your installation, or if you have a new application and would like to discuss your options, please contact us! We’re here to support you. 

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January 17th, 2023