Ease & Reliability
A lean and efficient design guarantees predictable and low maintenance costs
Flexibility & Productivity
The answer to complex demand for high performance and frequent product changeover
Resilience & Strength
Suitable for both harsh and clean environments
What is Flexibowl®?
FlexiBowl® is an innovative flexible parts feeder that is compatible with every robot and vision system. Entire families of parts within 1-250 mm and 1-250 g can be handled by a single FlexiBowl®, replacing a whole set of vibrating bowl feeders. Its lack of dedicated tooling and its easy-to-use and intuitive programming allows quick and multiple product changeovers inside the same work shift.
Production changes are made in a matter of seconds, without needing long mechanical adjustments.
FlexiBowl® is a flexible and reliable solution and the most important manufacturing companies apply it successfully all over the world.
For over 30 years, we have been involved in automatic solutions for flexible parts’ feeding. Our technical service evaluates promptly the feasibility requests and it is at disposal to make preliminary tests.
The distribution network and our remote support guarantees a global quick assistance.
The most adequate solution to the current manufacturing needs.
COMPATIBLE WITH EVERY ROBOT
Discover our plug-ins
Digital I/O, TCP/IP,
Drops components and rear emptying
Diverts components from the ring
Custom Discs upon request
Automatic Product Changeover
Quick Disc Change
Sends parts coordinates to the robot.
Controls feeder movements and manages
the parts flow from the hopper.
Parts database manager.
from the ring
New Flexibowl® Compatible
The bulk feeder dropping, the feeder separating and the robot picking are performed simultaneously in specific sectors of the FlexiBowl® surface. This allows a quicker feeding sequence.
FlexiBowl® guarantees very high feed rates when compared to alternative solutions, over 80 parts per minute, taking maximum advantage of the circular design. This is because the parts dropping, separating and picking happen simultaneously in different parts of the surface.
The vast choice of surfaces, combined with an intuitive selection of the motion parameters can satisfy even the most challenging requirements, such as:
- Unstable geometries (i.e. cylindrical);
- Complex geometries;
- Tangly geometries;
- Cutting geometries;
- Burrs and flashes;
- Dimensional variations;
- Metal and heavy parts;
- Silicone and rubber parts;
- Sticky parts.
The INOX steel structure, the essential and reliable mechanics and the use of FDA and antistatic materials make FlexiBowl® a suitable product to handle delicate parts in both clean and heavy environments, with the presence of dusts, oils, etc.
The wide contact surface – made in soft material– avoids frictions and scratches even to the most delicate parts.
The intuitive and easy set of commands simplifies the integration with robots and vision systems with a lean programming. The vision system FlexiVision and the robot plug-ins make FlexiBowl® ready to use, reducing the development times for less expert users.
ARIAA Project co-financed by POR FESR Tuscany 2014-2020
AXIS 3 - ACTION 1.1.5 sub A1
A.I. Artificial Intelligence applied to the flexible feeding system of components