What is Flexibowl®?

FlexiBowl® is an innovative flexible parts feeder that is compatible with every industrial robot arm, collaborative robot (cobot) and vision system. Entire families of parts within 1-250 mm and 1-250 g can be handled by a single FlexiBowl®, replacing a whole set of vibrating bowl feeders. Its lack of dedicated tooling, its easy-to-use and intuitive programming allows quick and multiple product changeovers.  Production changes are made in a matter of seconds, without needing long mechanical adjustments.

FlexiBowl® is a flexible and reliable solution and the most important manufacturing companies apply it successfully all over the world.

Flexibowl Features

The bulk feeder dropping, the feeder separating and the robot picking are performed simultaneously in specific sectors of the FlexiBowl® surface. This allows a quicker feeding sequence.

FlexiBowl® guarantees very high feed rates when compared to alternative solutions.  The system can feed over 80 parts per minute, taking maximum advantage of the circular design. This is because the parts dropping, separating and picking happen simultaneously in different parts of the surface.

The vast choice of surfaces, combined with an intuitive selection of the motion parameters can satisfy even the most challenging requirements, such as:

  • Unstable geometries (i.e. cylindrical);
  • Complex geometries;
  • Tangly geometries;
  • Cutting geometries;
  • Burrs and flashes;
  • Dimensional variations;
  • Metal and heavy parts;
  • Silicone and rubber parts;
  • Sticky parts.