WHY CHOOSE FLEXIBOWL®?

FlexiBowl® allows the orientation and separation of components, by the combined movements of a servomotor and an impulse generator.

The FlexiBowl® system is highly versatile and able to feed objects of any:

  • Geometry
  • Surface
  • Material

This is possible thanks to the vast choice of rotary discs, available in multiple colours, textures, resistances and degrees of surface adhesion.

The working principle is very simple and straightforward: the bulk feeder releases and lets the parts fall onto the FlexiBowl® surface and they are effectively separated by the combination of bidirectional rotation and the impulse generator. Once the parts are singulated, the camera recognizes them and sends the coordinates to the robot for the pick-up.

The set of instructions allows changing the speed parameters, the acceleration and the impulse frequency according to the parts’ geometry, to achieve an optimal result.

  • High Performance (over 80 ppm)
  • 7 Kg Max Payload
  • Reliable and Lean Design
  • Low Maintenance
  • Intuitive Programming
  • Works in Extreme Environments
  • Ready to Ship
  • Suitable for Tangly and Sticky Parts

 

All the electronics and the optional backlight system are integrated. FlexiBowl® is paired with a vibrating bulk feeder and an optional, motorized hopper - both part of the system - so to achieve the necessary operating autonomy.

The communication with the robot controller and vision system is achieved by sending simple commands through the available communications ports: Ethernet (TCP/IP, UDP/IP), Ethernet/IP, digital I/O.

We are raising up performance limits for Flexible Feeding

FLEXIBOWL® 200

Ideal for 1-10mm components

Slide Backlight Area 90 cm² Backlight Area (Dim.) 180 x 90.5 mm Footprint 254 x 470 mm Pick Height 270 mm Recommended bulk feeder 1.5 l Recommended part size 1< x <10 mm 200 Recommended part weight <20 g Max Payload 1 kg
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FLEXIBOWL® 350

Ideal for 1-20mm components

Slide Backlight Area 166 cm² Backlight Area (Dim.) 111 x 230 mm Footprint 447 mm Pick Height 270 mm Recommended bulk feeder 5/10 l Recommended part size 1< x <20 mm 350 Recommended part weight <40 g Max Payload 3 kg
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FLEXIBOWL® 500

Ideal for 5-50mm components

Slide FB 500 Backlight Area 513 cm² Backlight Area (Dim.) 334 x 167 mm Footprint 629 mm Pick Height 270 mm Recommended bulk feeder 10/20 l Recommended part size 5< x <50 mm 500 Recommended part weight <100 g Max Payload 7 kg
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FLEXIBOWL® 500 E

Round Edged disc

Ideal for 5-50mm components

Slide FB 500 Backlight Area 513 cm² Backlight Area (Dim.) 334 x 167 mm Footprint 629 mm Pick Height 270 mm Recommended bulk feeder 10/20 l Recommended part size 5< x <50 mm 500 E Recommended part weight <100 g Max Payload 7 kg
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FLEXIBOWL® 650

Ideal for 20-110mm components

Slide Backlight Area 922 cm² Backlight Area (Dim.) 404 x 250 mm Footprint 788 mm Pick Height 270 mm Recommended bulk feeder 20/40 l Recommended part size 20< x <110 mm 650 Recommended part weight <170 g Max Payload 7 kg
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FLEXIBOWL® 800

Ideal for 60-250 components

Slide Backlight Area 1125 cm² Backlight Area (Dim.) 404 x 325 mm Footprint 941 mm Pick Height 270 mm Recommended bulk feeder 20/40 l Recommended part size 60<x<250mm 800 Recommended part weight <250 g Max Payload 7 kg
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OPTIONS

We can help you choose the best options for your components

Backlight

Available in IR, red or white

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Toplight

Available in IR, red or white

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Air-Blow

Moves the tiniest components away from the edge

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Standard diverter

Redirects the components from the edge

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Brush diverter

Redirects the components from the edge

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Wedge diverter

Components deviation system consisting of a wedge located between the steel surface and the rotary disc

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Quick emptying

For fast product changeovers

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Custom grooved disc

Design upon request

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Multiple parts feeding

Simultaneous feeding of different components

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Round edged disc

The Rotary Disc is available in various colours, textures, degrees of surface adhesion for FlexiBowl® 200, 350 & 500E

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Rotary disc

The Rotary Disc is available in various colours, textures, degrees of surface adhesion for FlexiBowl® 500, 650 & 800

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