anyfeed SXM50 - Principle
Bulk parts are dispensed (disp) out of the prefeeder (storage container) into the lower level pick zone on the feed platform. It is assumed, that a vision system monitors the pick zone and finds pickable parts. If no part is ready to pick the vision system determines what feeder action is to be taken to prepare an ideal spreading:
Parts on the feed platform and inside the prefeeder are moved forward or backward by a servo-controlled excentric motion of the parts resting surface. Above a certain speed, parts start to take-off and flip around (dance).