flexfactory - anyfeed SXM140


The anyfeed SXM140 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 SXM140 becomes a highly versatile robot feeding system that offers solutions for a wide range of application requirements. Controlled by the vision system, the anyfeed SXM140 uses its servo-electric drives to move the components into positions that can be easily picked by the robot.

The anyfeed SXM 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 SXM140 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.


  • 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: 24V DC supply voltage, no compressed air
  • Communications interface: RS232, or Ethernet TCP/IP in combination with Cognex In-Sight

Special features

  • Available with 4 (standard) or 8 liter Bulk (Order-option)
  • Only with Backlight available

Product variants

  • anyfeed SXM140 with standard bulk (4dm3)*
  • anyfeed SXM140 with large bulk (8dm3)*

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

Scope of supply

  • Feeder SXM140 depending on the product variant
  • Power (5m) and RS232 (4.5m)

no mounting screws are included

Options & Accessories

  • Vision Systeme – Universal vision solution for your feeder and the robot of your choice
  • Feed surfaces in different colors, materials and surface finishes
  • SXM140 IR/875nm LED backlight SXM140 red/630nm LED backlight
  • There are 4 or 8 dm3 bulks as product variants to choose from
  • Product variants for medical and cleanroom applications on request

Technical Data

Suitable for Parts

Part requirement dry, clean and between 5 – 45°C
Recommended part size 45 mm
Minimal part size 0.15 mm
Maximum part weight 25 g
Part shape random
Part material metal, plastic, glass (stable)


Bulk storage capacity 4l/5kg; 8l/5kg
Pick Window (width by length) 140x193mm
Pick Window (area) 270 cm2 (14x19.3cm)
Permissible load inside pick window 500g
Pick up level 160mm
Rim-height 28 mm
Clearance in purge-channel 34 mm
Supply Power 24 VDC/10A
Typical electrical consumption 100 W (depens on the operation)
Compressed air -
Eccentricity feeder platform ± 3.5 mm (Maximal stop at the front – from basic position)
Eccentricity bulk bin ± 2 mm
COM Interface RS232 (DSUB9 Connector)
Drive units 2 Brushless servomotor
Ambient temperature 5-45 °C
Humidity 95 % non condensing
Feeder weight 22 kg