Project Highlights:

Project Type: Rotary (Centrifugal) Feeder System
Industry for Use: Food Packaging

Description: To orient caps containing fruit and nuts, split 1 lane of product into 4, and snap the cap onto a single-serve container of oatmeal.

Feed System Components:

  • Prefeeder

  • Centrifugal Feeder

  • Incline Air Conveyor

  • Bi-flow Accumulation Table to Split
           Product into 4 Lanes of Feed

  • 4 Down Angle Gravity Tracks

  • Spring Loaded Jaws to Present Topping
           Cups to the Containers

Volume/Rate: 4 lanes at 50 ppm per lane, totaling 200 parts per minute
Delivery/Turnaround Time: 16 weeks
Delivery Location: Iowa

Results: Food Grade, Customers Specification


Customers in many different industries place their trust in the exceptional parts handling design and engineering capabilities of Hoosier Feeder Company. When one of our clients in the food packaging industry needed a centrifugal feeder for topping caps, we were proud to take on the job. The centrifugal (or rotary) feeder system needed to orient caps containing fruits and nuts, split one (1) lane of products into four (4), and then snap the caps onto single-serve containers of oatmeal.


Meeting high food grade standards and our customer's specifications, we manufactured a system with high grade components, including a prefeeder, centrifugal feeder, incline air conveyor, and four (4) down angle gravity tracks. We also constructed a bi-flow accumulation table to split products into four (4) lanes of feed, with spring-loaded jaws to present topping cups to the single-serve containers. The stainless steel construction integrated multiple components for a single machine, creating a turnkey project to take the product from one machine to another. When completed, the feeder system featured four (4) lanes, each at a rate of 50 ppm per lane, for a total of 200 parts per minute. The system was completed and delivered to our Iowa client in 16 weeks. This valued customer now uses Hoosier Feeder repeatedly for complex feeder system projects.

To learn more about this centrifugal feeder project or how Hoosier Feeder can assist your organization, please contact us or view addition feeder system and parts handling projects.

At a Glance: Hoosier Feeder

Hoosier Feeder specializes in delivering high-quality and efficient feeding, orienting, and conveying solutions. Offering custom-built vibratory feeder bowls, centrifugal feeder bowls, conveyor systems, and more, we take pride in serving industries worldwide with dependable automation equipment.

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