FlexiBowl®: How it works

FlexiBowl® includes a rotating disk that is directly actuated by a servomotor, and an impulse generator underneath the surface. The servomotor can move the disk in both directions. An intelligent drive unit and optional backlight are directly installed inside the system. Additionally, a hopper or elevating tray can be added to the system, to provide the required automatic working autonomy.

 

The working principle is very simple and straightforward: parts dispensed by the hopper fall on the surface and are separated through the combined actuation of servomotor and impulse generator. These shaking movements also allow parts to arrange and lie on feeder surface with the right orientation, so that the vision system can locate them and send coordinates to the robot for pick up.

 

The set of instructions allows to change acceleration and deceleration parameters, impulse frequency according to part geometry, to achieve an optimal result.

The communication with robot controller and vision system is done by sending simple commands through the available communications ports: ethernet, ethercat, digital i/o signals.

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FlexiBowl®: Available Models, Main Options, Remote assistance via Web

FlexiBowl® is currently available with different bowl sizes: 350, 500, 650, 800 inner diameter.

 

The rotating disk is made of standard conveyor belt material and can be easily found and replaced everywhere. The change of the surface takes few minutes. The disk can be directly supplied in different colors and materials (silicon, textured surfaces, etc.). According to the parts that need to be fed, our technical office can provide usefull indications to select the proper disk material.

An optional internal backlight is available (red, white, infrared led).

 

To provide the necessary automatic working autonomy we offer a range of hoppers with standard 5, 10, 20 liters capacity. Bigger capacity (40 -80 liters) or elevating trays, can be supplied upon request.

 

Moreover, we provide a Remote desktop control Assistance which guarantees our support everywhere.
In a few minutes, our staff can connect to your system and give you all the requested support, via the web.

 

 

 

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