Manufacturer: Flexibowl Robotic Parts Feeders



FlexiBowl® is an innovative device to feed bulk components.
It does not work with vibration, but through the combined actuation of servomotor and impulse generator. Once bulk components lie on feeder surface with the right orientation, the vision system can locate them and send coordinates to the robot for pick up.

FlexiBowl® is capable of feeding entire families of parts and does not require any retooling cost for product changeovers: product changes can be made in a matter of seconds without any trouble.

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FlexiBowl®: How it works feeding system flexibowl

FlexiBowl® includes a rotating disk that is directly actuated by a servomotor, and an impulse generator underneath the surface. The servomotor can move the          disk in both directions. An intelligent drive unit and optional backlight are directly installed inside the system. Additionally, a hopper or elevating tray can be added to the system, to provide the required automatic working autonomy.


The working principle is very simple and straightforward: parts dispensed by the hopper fall on the surface and are separated through the combined actuation of servomotor and impulse generator. These shaking movements also allow parts to arrange and lie on feeder surface with the right orientation, so that the vision system can locate them and send coordinates to the robot for pick up.


The set of instructions allows to change acceleration and deceleration parameters, impulse frequency according to part geometry, to achieve an optimal result.

The communication with robot controller and vision system is done by sending simple commands through the available communications ports: ethernet, ethercat, digital i/o signals.









Flexibowl CAD files
Software File

Flexibowl CAD Library.

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Flexibowl Presentation

Power Point Flexibowl Presentation

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Flexibowl Specifications

Flexibowl specification brochure

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Flexibowl Data Sheet

Flexibowl Data Sheet

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Flexibowl Surface Disc Selection Guide

Use this handy guide to help determine the proper disc for your part and application

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