Production logistics get smart
Closing the circle - Sensor solutions in production logistics - even for the smallest spaces in production
In a vibratory bowl feeder, small parts in the form of bulk materials are sorted and automatically presented in the proper position for additional processing steps. To prevent the vibration drives of both the bowl feeder and the connected linear conveyor from running in constant operation, the presence and level of the bulk material must be measured. To achieve this, the UM18-2 Pro ultrasonic level sensor checks the level of the vibratory bowl feeder. Alternatively, WTB2S-2 or WTB4-3 miniature photoelectric sensors with background suppression or an IQ08 inductive proximity sensor integrated into a pendulum can be used to monitor the level of the vibratory bowl feeder. The bowl feeder is switched on or off depending on the measured level.