The Smart Feeder fulfills the same function as a traditional vibration bowl feeder; the singling out of bulk and orientation of parts. However, the Smart Feeder has a number of very great advantages with respect to a traditional vibration bowl feeder:
The Smart Feeder is universal, where a vibration bowl feeder is always taylormade for a part.
The Smart Feeder is able to work with more than one part or component. This is a great advantage when more variants of a product are produced or several products are manufactured on one line.
Therefore, the Smart Feeder after the life cycle of a product is re-usable for another product.
Therefore, the Smart Feeder has a quick change over time, a new part or component can be added in a quarter by a teach-in function.
Smart Feeder achieves the same performance as a traditional vibration bowl feeder but for a wider range components in size and mass.
The integrated vision technology makes it possible to do quality checks of parts.
The integrated robotics make it possible to perform simple assembly operations.
Smart Automation has a test setup to demonstrate the usability for your particular parts or components.
Smart Automation uses robotics in more and more automations that we develop and realize for our clients. As a result, we now have extensive experience with different brands and types of robots. Often combined with vision.
We have extensive experience with robots from the brands Omron, Kuka, ABB and our own developed portal robot based on Beckhoff. And for vision we often use Omron, Cognex or Sensopart. We have successfully deployed from accurate 6-axle robots to super-fast Delta pickers.
If you are interested in what robotics can do for your production, please feel free to contact us.
As a builder of machines and production lines that sometimes do their work for decades, Smart Automation has a great responsibility towards the environment. We are well aware of this and make the following considerations:
In this way we try to limit the footprint within our sphere of influence. If you are interested in our approach, or if you still see room for improvement, we would be happy to discuss this with you.
Smart Automation celebrated its 10th anniversary this weekend. We had a wonderful weekend in Bergen aan Zee with our team and partners, with Sky diving, good food, sports activities on the beach and lots of fun.
Smart Automation has completed a compact machine for wirelessly encoding of chips in identification documents.
Smart Automation has started testing and debugging with a large robot line. The robot will transport barrels up to 1000 liters between a leak tester and a coating line.
Just in 2017 a large line was transported to Germany. Overthere it will pack disposables for printers, at a speed up to 480 pieces per minute! The machine is very flexible because it can change over automatically between different product types.