Large Part Flex Feeder
Flexible Feeding Automation is a scalable process which can be applied from the smallest to the largest items. Typically used on parts, packages or materials with physical characteristics not well suited for passive or active tooling. CDS-LIPE has been producing Flex Feeders since the late 1980’s in various forms and for varied application environments. The “flex design” generally includes bulk part supply, linear and lateral distribution elements or devices to create materials, package or part distribution to vision guided robot. Items not “picked” are then recirculated. Ideally the items are re-oriented during recirculation. Both “Pick to Field of View” and “Pick on the Fly” control plans can be accommodated.