For flexible feeding, the flexfeeder brings many advantages as an all-in-one solution - throughout the entire process. From planning, development, and integration of the feeder solution into your production to ongoing operation. With the flexfactory test center and our training courses, we provide you with professional support at all times. Read more about the advantages of the flexfeeder complete system here.
flexfactory feeders consist of a feeding system, a camera system and the software and are developed as an integrated complete system. Your advantage: The components optimally match each other. This minimizes maintenance and operating errors, and maximizes the potential of your feeder. For more efficiency and process reliability. In addition, flexfactory is thus your one partner for the entire feeder system.
The flexfeeder feeding principle is excellently suited to process a wide variety of parts with one feeder. Per feeder, the parts are usually fed by type. This means that several conventional feeders are replaced by one flexfeeder, expensive changeover times are eliminated, and valuable production space can be used elsewhere.
The bulk storage bin only activates when the pick-up window requires more parts. Otherwise, the bulk material rests stress-free. The parts in the pick-up window are processed in a short time, and there is no risk of them remaining in circulation indefinitely. Therefore, even cosmetically or functionally delicate parts can be fed gently.
The rectangular floor plan, the integrated bulk storage bin and the built-in control system are integrated in all our feeders and offer the best preconditions for realizing elegant solutions even under minimal space conditions.
With fast robots, feeding rates of up to 60 parts per minute can be achieved with one flexfeeder, while maintaining maximum flexibility. Two flexfeeders per robot even allow for outputs of up to 100 parts per minute. This speed is also based on the optimal interaction between the feeder and feedware X: flexfactory’s integrated software not only recognizes the positioning of the parts, but also directly activates the target-oriented movement of the feeder. Additionally, the specifically developed user interface makes installation quick and easy.
If a part cannot be successfully picked by the robot in a first place, a new feeding cycle is triggered. The robot automatically repeats the pick-up attempt until the part can be successfully provided. This automatic error correction eliminates downtime, maximizes availability and reduces manpower requirements.
A wide range of feeding plates, made of different materials, colors, textures and properties, such as FDA approval or antistatic behavior, are available. They allow optimization of the feeding behavior and contrast ratios for image processing. A conveyor plate can be changed manually without tools in just a few seconds.
The new flexfeeder X series includes three new models in different sizes. The anyfeed series offers a solution for smaller parts.
Defective parts (NOK parts) run fully automatically into a separate return container.
Keyword preset management: On request, we can also teach your parts in advance at our test center and save the settings directly on the feeder.
The display is integrated in the scope of delivery of the complete feeder system and is, thanks to the touch screen, easily controllable.
Parts can be added while the feeder is running. This reduces downtime.
Parts are emptied directly into a separate return container. This supports fast part changeover and minimizes manpower requirements.
And what if the parts are larger and the quantities higher? Then the new flexfeeder X250 and X350 offer more surface area and thus 15 - 20% more output.
Interoperable with all commercially available robot systems thanks to feedware X software.
Flexible feeding is always jam-free feeding - it's in the system. Unlike with e.g. vibratory feeders, nothing jams – everything runs smoothly.