Project Highlights:

Project Type: Rotary (Centrifugal) Feeder System
Client: Kraft / Maxwell House
Industry for Use: Food and Beverage

Description: Kraft approached Hoosier Feeder Company about developing a system to deliver Maxwell House coffee lids at a higher rate of speed.

Feed System Components:

  • 120 cu ft Prefeeder

  • Centrifugal Feeder

  • Air Conveyor

  • Bi-directional Merge Conveyor

Volume/Rate: 350 parts per minute
Delivery/Turnaround Time: 5 months
Delivery Location: Florida

Results: Created innovative system that oriented tasks to 99.98% efficiency.


Kraft approached Hoosier Feeder Company about increasing the output speed over existing lines that delivered the lids to Maxwell House coffee containers by 50%. A standard tooled rotary (centrifugal) feeder system would not provide them with a higher rate of speed. Kraft initially went to companies they had worked with before to identify methods that could increase their output rate. Those companies were unable to find ways to increase the speed of the system.


To meet Kraft’s specifications, Hoosier Feeder Company had to demonstrate they could orient lids to 99.98% efficiency at the higher feed rate. Always up for a challenge, Hoosier Feeder Company developed a new, innovative system that exceeded Kraft’s output requirements. With this project, Hoosier Feeder Company proved it could approach tasks from a fresh new perspective and identify solutions that other companies were unable to see.

At a Glance: Hoosier Feeder Company

We specialize in producing high quality and efficient equipment that orients parts with vibratory feeders and centrifugal food systems. We weve worldwide industries with our parts handling equipment. From custom built parts handling equipment to routine maintencace, service, installation and repair.

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