Building a Material Part Handling Ecosystem

A material part handling system can be seen as an ecosystem that thrives on regular, well-defined, and most importantly, timely movements. All these movements together can help manage several processes.

Several processes are integrated to provide a smooth functioning system. Such systems are used when several different parts need to be assimilated and packaged in one unit. These systems are commonly seen in applications like coal washing, manufacturing of motorcycles, and many more.

To start building this system, you will need to understand your product and requirements thoroughly. After which, you can consult a manufacturer or supplier for these specific parts.

Commonly Used Machines in Material Part Handling Systems

Several machines can be integrated into this system. The most commonly used ones are:

  1. Vibratory Bowl Feeders: These machines automatically integrate pre-defined parts into a component. For example, outside track bowl feeders and cascade bowl feeders are used.
  2. Supply Hoppers: These machines are used to load parts into the above mentioned feeders. These machines operate automatically according to pre-set functions.
  3. Other Machines: Other automation machines like linear power tracks, high inertia power units, etc. are used to move or align parts.

Some material part handling systems have the capabilities of assembling over 130 parts per minute. This system is precise to the second and is indispensable in bulk manufacturing units. Such a system is also able to reduce overall costs by lowering the cost of transportation, middle men, inventory, and labor. Fluid functionality, as exhibited by a material part handling system, is the key to shorten production time as well. Since these systems require minimum supervision, they can operate round the clock, thus contributing to the overall reduction in time and increase in revenue.