Shibuya Hoppmann has been building, designing and improving upon a variety of prefeeders for years, and has a wide selection of prefeeders that will meet your part specific requirements.
We have created several overhead prefeeders, the LB-1 and LB-03/06, that are designed to handle small to medium sized parts and are engineered to interface directly with smaller style parts feeders.
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Series elevating style prefeeders handle small, medium and large parts, and delivers product at belt speeds between 23 and 35 feet per minute. The elevating prefeeders use cleated belts at varying pitches and heights to bring product from floor level up into the feeding application.
The trough style prefeeders (WB-6 and TP-30) use flat conveyor type belts to deliver the more fragile or intricate parts or parts that tend to nest together into the feeding application. Large parts prefeeders, such as the WEP-40, WEP-80 or WEP-120 are designed with independently controlled variable speed drives, which control the live bottom hopper conveyor belt and cleated elevating belt. The hopper capacities are large, and the average belt speed of 23 feet per minute, combined with the cleat pitch of 12”, allows for maximum product loading.
The innovative horizontal discharge, elevating prefeeder, the EH-08, was designed using a modular, plastic, cleated chain to vertically and horizontally transport parts. The EH-08’s multidimensional discharge is closer to the feeder bowl, eliminates potential scraping or scuffing of parts, and is able to reach over existing equipment via the horizontal discharge chute.