Vibratory Feeders Bowls

Moorfeed’s Vibratory Feeder Bowl Systems

Vibratory feeders are the heart of what we do at Moorfeed. With a history and knowledge base that spans over half a century, if it can be fed, we have probably done it. Our basic bowls range in size from 2.5 inches in diameter up to 42 inches in diameter. Each vibratory feeder is specifically designed for the part being fed and is not a standard unit pulled from a shelf and modified. Fabricated using our industry proven set of standards from 304 or 316L stainless steel, our feeder bowls are made to last and move your parts to their destination smoothly and efficiently.

Centrifugal Feeders

About our Centrifugal Feeders

Centrifugal feeders, commonly referred to as rotary parts feeders, use a bowl that spins and forces parts to the outside of the bowl. Rotary feeders are best utilized in high rate applications, feeding simple parts requiring little or no part manipulation. The common style of rotary feeders is dual motion, in which a center disc and an outer tub spin at varying speeds, flat disc rotary feeders which are commonly used when no part orientation is required, and scallop feeders, which is a variation of a dual motion rotary feeder that seats parts into scallop pockets. Moorfeed’s patented centrifugal designs are unrivaled in the industry for their durability and longevity.

Custom Design Equipment

 

Whether your needs are for engineering support, build to print manufacturing, or reverse engineering of existing equipment, Moorfeed has the knowledge and capabilities to take care of you.

Sound & Safety Enclosures

Built with extruded aluminum frames and a choice of impact resistant panels, high visibility mesh screen, or polycarbonate panels, each enclosure is specifically designed for the unit it works with. Whether on a new or existing piece of equipment these enclosures will keep your employees safe.

Build to Print Manufacturing

If you have a machine design, but don’t have the capabilities to manufacture the machine yourself. Our experienced fabricators and technicians are here to help weld, machine, or assemble a design into reality.

Heavy Duty Tables

When you need a sturdy platform for your equipment, don’t settle for just any table and framework. Designed to work with our equipment or to your specifications, our mounting plates range from ¾ inches thick up to 3 inches thick and Blanchard ground on both sides, our tables can carry the load.

To support these hefty plates we use square structural tubing for our frameworks, with support stringers on the top and bottom. Standard adjustable heavy duty machine pads keep everything level and planted firmly on the ground.

Need X, Y, or Z adjustability, we can do that, need adjustability in all three axis’, we can do that too. With manual or motor driven adjustability, let us know what you need and we will put together a design that is not only sturdy, but functional as well.

Reverse Engineering

Sometimes what you need just isn’t made anymore, this is where we step in and help. We can reverse engineer your equipment into engineering designs or to manufacture a new piece of equipment.

Elevating Pre-Feeders

Elevating pre-feeders provide bulk part storage while maintaining OSHA approved load heights. Moorfeed’s standard elevators are built tough to withstand years of abuse and with the ability to be easily customized, we are sure to find an elevator to suit your needs. Available in painted mild steel, 304 stainless steel, and 316L stainless steel and with a wide array of belt designs and materials, these elevators will get your parts moving in the right direction.

Our Standard Elevators are available in a standard drag-thru style and also with a vibratory infeed, which utilizes a vibratory hopper to trickle parts onto the elevator belt. This allows large and heavy parts to meter on to the elevator belt rather than dragging the belt through the parts, leading to extended belt live and reduced part damage.

With standard discharge heights ranging from 6 feet up to 16 feet, the sky is the limit. We can also custom design an elevator for your specific application.

Tracking Systems

Tracking systems typically move pre-oriented and singulated parts in a linear direction, feeding the parts from a vibratory or centrifugal feeder into downstream equipment. Common tracking systems are vibratory inlines, conveyors, and air tracks. Moorfeed specifies the right tracking system for each individual application, with several options available, our experience and history allows us to advise the right choice for any situation.

Coatings and Linings

We’ve teamed up with one of the best when it comes to coatings, Keco Engineered Coatings, Inc. is a nationally recognized leader specializing in custom services, such as research and development, prototype and distinct production categories – and is one of 22 licensed DuPont Teflon® industrial applicators (LIAs) in the United States.

We also carry a large assortment of linings which assist in part feeding, reduce noise, or increase the life of the feed system

Whether you are looking for part protection, noise abatement, or bowl longevity, we can recommend the right coating or lining which can be applied to just about every piece of equipment we manufacture.

Coatings Available:

EFEX (Abcite/Surlyn)

  • Typically used to improve bowl longevity this coating has great corrosion resistance as well as a high impact strength and comes in several color options. Commonly used as the cover on golf balls, this coating can greatly increase the life of any feed system and can be combined with other coatings to provide texture.

K-Kote & K-Kote+ (Urethane)

  • This coating has excellent wear properties and is also a great choice for noise abatement. Able to be matched with a textured finish allows this coating to be used for additional grip on heavy and oily parts.

Keco 100 (Teflon®)

  • This dry lubricant coating is used under conditions of moderate abrasion and where nonstick properties contribute to product performance. Great for instances which require release characteristics, this coating is also available in FDA approved coatings (21 CFR 175.300).

Keco 100P (Teflon®)

  • This two-part composite Teflon® coating has excellent release characteristics along with a smooth durable finish and is the best releasing coating offered by Keco. Available in multiple colors, this coating is a great option for many types or rubber parts and is also available in FDA approved coatings (21 CFR 175.300).

Normac

  • A heavy duty coating which is called upon to resist tearing, chipping, grinding, and pounding, it is great for heavy or abrasive parts while also providing excellent noise reduction. Widely used all over the world in vibratory feeders, this fairly smooth coating comes in several color options.

Keco 600SS

  • Need extra wear protection for your feed system, this stainless steel wire applied coating does just that, along with adding texture and grip for medium weight or oily parts. Perfect for smaller parts that need grip but can withstand light scratches.

Keco 600TC

  • A plasma sprayed coating which contains Tungsten Carbide Cobalt for excellent wear properties, this is the Top-of-the-line wear coating provided by Keco. With a medium smooth surface, this coating provides good wear protection with a minimal chance of part marring.

Keco 800

  • A PFA/PTFE blend with outstanding durability and similar properties to Keco 100P along with being electro-conductive, this coating is great for soft rubber parts as well as parts with a combination of rubber with plastic or other materials. Effective at eliminating static charge build-up, this is often a more economical option over expensive Ionizers.

Line-X® Coating

  • Often used for coating truck beds, this lining provides good sound abatement at a reasonable price. This coating is also an effective way to protect large or metal parts as they are introduced into the feed system.

Cut to Fit Linings Available:

3M Green Brushlon®

  • A material used almost exclusively for the parts handling and feeding industry, this lining fills many needs including part protection, bowl longevity, improved part feeding characteristics, and bowl longevity. This specialized lining requires focused care and attention for installation, which Moorfeed has perfected over the years.

3M Black Brushlon®

  • Similar to the Green Brushlon® the black variation uses a stiffer bristle to achieve the same results. Often used for feeding extremely abrasive parts, such as ceramic, this lining has great wear properties without the potential for part marring.

UHMW

  • A staple in parts handling, UHMW can be used in unison with coatings and linings and provide a replaceable barrier between the part and the feed system.

Red Sheet Urethane

  • Resistant to chipping, grinding, tearing, and pounding, this is the ultimate lining for large heavy parts or parts with sharp burrs and edges. With the ability to wear like steel, this lining keeps bowls running longer, plus has the capability to be re-lined quicker and less expensive than buying a replacement bowl.

In an ever changing world, we are constantly trying new coatings and linings to coincide with our parts feeding systems. Working with Keco Coatings allows us to R&D a coating to ensure it will work for your application, rest assured your systems isn’t the Guinea pig.

Have an existing system with a coating that needs rejuvenated or replaced? Contact us about our SPEEDY-COAT process. The Keco/Moorfeed partnership allows us to expedite these coatings without the “expedited” fee, with most re-coats turned around in less than two weeks, keeping you and your equipment running.

Bulk Storage Hoppers

Moorfeed carries a full line of bulk storage hoppers which allow your operations to run for longer periods of time without operator intervention. With storage sizes ranging from ½ cubic foot up to 40 cubic foot, our storage hoppers keep your equipment running.

We manufacture several styles of hoppers including:

  • Small and Large Standard Hoppers (square top)
  • Straight Front Hoppers
  • Low Profile Hoppers
  • Heavy Duty Pedestal Hoppers
  • Mechanical (live belt) Hoppers

Available in painted mild steel, 304 stainless steel, and 316L stainless steel, our hoppers can also be lined or coated to work with your application. Contact us for more information on our standard bulk storage units and we can determine the right pre-feeder for your system.