Project Gallery

Vibratory Feeders for Aseptic Environments

This video shows just some of the projects we have worked on over the years that have been used in the pharmaceutical industry.

Vibratory Feeder Systems

A variety of Vibratory Feeder Systems manufactured by PikeBuck Industries over the years that have been used in industrial industries.

Use of Custom Selector Plates for Part Selection

This video shows a vibratory hopper, feeder bowl and inline track with dead nest feeding sinker inserts. A selector plate determines good/bad part orientation letting good parts continue and dropping bad parts into the return pan to return to the bowl for another try. The customer will pick the part with a robot from the dead nest – we are proving the 60 ppm rate using air to eject the part in the absence of a robot.

Feeder for VHP Glove Box Isolator Use

This feeder bowl will be used in an glove box isolator which will be sterilized with vaporized hydrogen peroxide. The base drive is sealed to protect the mechanical components from the vapor. The bowl has 2 removable tracks to accommodate 13mm & 20mm stoppers. The customer requested a dead nest escapement where their equipment will pick up one part at a time at a rate of 30 ppm. We simulated this in the video.

Straight-Wall Bowl w/ Return Pan

A 21″ straight-wall, pharmaceutical, mirror finish, vibratory feeder bowl and base drive to feed 12mm stoppers built to customer specifications manufactured by PikeBuck Industries. This bowl averages 433 parts per minute.

Use of Sensors for Part Selection

This video shows a feeder bowl and shrouded base drive feeding resistors. A selector plate with a sensor determines “good” or “bad” part letting good parts (dark side up) continue and blowing bad parts (white side up) into the return pan to return to the bowl for another try.

Conical Bowl

13mm Aluminum Flip Cap Feeder Bowl shown in simulated testing phase with a pneumatic cylinder and part return track used to mimic the back pressure and timing once the bowl is put into production.

 

Vibratory Inline Hoppers

Vibratory Hoppers manufactured by PikeBuck Industries & modified to run on the customer-provided cart. They are being run separately to show that the vibration does not transfer through the cart to affect the other hopper.

Dual Lane Bowl

2 Lane Vibratory Feeder Bowl for 13mm stoppers manufactured by PikeBuck Industries. A pneumatic cylinder is being used for testing/runoff to mimic the timing and back pressure of the bowl in production.

Parts Quality Control

This feeder system was constructed to be the solution to our customer’s problem of miniscule size differences in the bushings. The control is also connected to a sensor, one that will turn the hopper on (when the parts level in the bowl gets low) and off (when it has released enough parts to run for a while). As seen in the video there is also a dual camera system attached to remove the parts that are not to the customer’s specifications.

Large Part / Small Bowl

This 32mm Flip-Top Cap Feeder Bowl was manufactured by PikeBuck Industries. A unique cage track was used for a part that was difficult to twist into the desired feed direction.  The requested part per minute rate was 12.

High Speed with Small Footprint

Vibratory Feeder System manufactured by PikeBuck Industries. The hopper can hold 150-200 lbs of nails or screws and is 2 cubic feet in size. The conical bowl is on a 15″ base drive. We can achieve 600+ ppm with 3″ spiral nails and 300+ ppm with deck screws with no air assist.

Triple Lane Bowl

Vibratory Feeder Bowl with 3 lanes for feeding caps manufactured by PikeBuck Industries.

Vibratory Inline Hoppers

Vibratory Hoppers manufactured by PikeBuck Industries & modified to run on the customer-provided cart. They are being run separately to show that the vibration does not transfer through the cart to affect the other hopper.

Continuous Runoff Testing

Vibratory Feeder Bowl & Base Drive for 13 & 20mm stoppers manufactured by PikeBuck Industries. For testing purposes, an pneumatic cylinder is being used to mimic the bowl’s use in live production and returning the parts to the bowl for continuous testing. At PikeBuck Industries, we are set up for continuous, unattended runoff testing if required.

Straight-Wall Bowl and Inline

Vibratory Feeder System for Bolts manufactured by PikeBuck Industries.