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anyfeed SX340

The anyfeed SX340 is a flexible bulk parts feeder with an integrated bulk storage bin that can hold components of arbitrary shapes and materials. When combined with flexfactory’s vision solution or and your robot of choice, the anyfeed SX340 becomes a highly versatile robot feeding system that offers solutions for a wide range of application requirements. Controlled by the vision system, the anyfeed SX340 uses its servo-electric drives to move the components into positions that can be easily picked by the robot.

The anyfeed SX line of feeders is based on a feeding method patented by flexfactory that does not require high maintenance conveyor belts or expensive recirculating systems.
The first-in-first-out principle of the anyfeed SX340 is an efficient and reliable handling method that ensures parts spend as little time as possible in the feeding system, waiting to be picked.

  • Wide variety of parts– handles parts of arbitrary shapes, sizes and materials
  • Maximum availability – parts don’t get jammed, no operator intervention
  • Gentle parts handling – minimal stress for parts as no recirculation occurs
  • Automatic emptying – minimal changeover times during product changeovers
  • Simple installation – compact unit with all controls integrated
  • Optimized feeding action – quick-change feeder plates for perfect part feeding and identification
  • Simple layouting – the feeder’s narrow rectangular footprint is ideal for compact cell layouts
  • Simplified service – all the anyfeed models in the SXM/SX range use the same servomotors
  • Standardized communication – all the anyfeed models in the SXM/SX range understand the same commands
  • Reproducible performance – regardless of which system you choose, anyfeed-based solutions deliver reproducible performance

Application areas

Perfect for the flexible feeding of parts in assembly, inspection, packaging, counting and machine-loading processes.

Feeders in the anyfeed SX/SXM series are not suitable for: foods, environments with explosion hazards or wet, very dirty or very oily parts.

Features

  • Robust, conveyor-belt-free design with a very small footprint
  • Gentle part handling thanks to first-in-first-out principle and no recirculation
  • Quick-change feed surfaces in various colors, materials and surface finishes
  • Materials that come into contact with parts: POM, WN1.4301, anodized aluminum
  • Maintenance free, brushless servo drives
  • Fully integrated controls
  • Rapid parts supply thanks to configurable feeder actions and structured feeder surfaces
  • Multiple feeders can be used with one robot
  • Power supply: 24 V [DC] supply voltage, compressed air 6 bar
  • Communications interface: RS232, or Ethernet TCP/IP in combination with Cognex In-Sight

Special features

  • Version available for applications with an external bulk
  • The integrated bulk is emptied via the feed surface. Bulk exit is equipped with a flap, which prevents accidental falling down of parts into the gripping area
  • FOV support plate is supplied as standard

Product variants

  • anyfeed SX340 with standard-bulk
  • anyfeed SX340 for applications with external bulk, with light barrier, with purge gate*
  • anyfeed SX340 for applications with external bulk, without light barrier, with purge gate*

* Must be ordered in this way, cannot be retrofitted.

Scope of supply

  • Feeder SX340 depending on the product variant
  • Power [5 m] and RS232 [4.5 m] cable

Options & Accessories

  • Vision systems - universal vision solution for your feeder and the robot of your choice
  • Feeder plates in different colors, materials as well as surface structures
  • FOV support plate
  • ESD grounding kit
  • LED Backlight SX340 IR/875 nm
  • LED Backlight SX340 red/630 nm
  • LED Backlight SX340 white

Technical Data

Suitable for Parts

Part requirement dry, clean and between 5 – 45 °C
Recommended part size 110 mm
Minimal part size 0.5 mm
Maximum part weight 80 g
Part shape random
Part material metal, plastic, glass [stable]

Machine-Specification

Bulk storage capacity 15 l, 12 kg
Pick Window [W x L] 340 mm x 430 mm
Pick Window [area] 1540 cm² [34 cm x 45.3 cm]
Permissible load inside pick window 1500 g
Pick up level 255 mm
Rim-height 52 mm
Clearance in purge-channel 89 mm
Supply Power 24 V[DC]/10 A
Typical electrical consumption 100 W [depends on the operation]
Compressed air ≤ 6 bar unlubricated/filtered
Eccentricity feeder platform ± 12 mm [Maximal stop at the front – from basic position]
Eccentricity bulk bin ± 5 mm
COM Interface RS232 [DSUB9 connector]
Drive units 2 brushless servo motors
Ambient temperature 5 – 45 °C
Humidity 95 % [non-condensing]
Feeder weight 55 kg

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