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- 08/29/17--07:24: _How to Define Parts...
- 09/06/17--05:48: _Why Should I Automa...
- 09/18/17--10:08: _New Hoosier Feeder ...
- 10/03/17--08:44: _Hoosier’s Sam Tolle...
- 10/24/17--05:40: _Validating Feeder S...
- 12/20/17--09:40: _We Welcome Jim Minc...
- 12/27/17--10:19: _New System for an E...
- 01/03/18--06:21: _Hoosier Feeder Comp...
- 01/09/18--10:23: _Noise Control for V...
- 01/24/18--08:53: _Feeders for Everyda...
- 01/31/18--09:45: _Our HFC Vibratory F...
- 02/16/18--06:05: _Why Vibratory Feede...
- 02/28/18--06:14: _Vibratory Feeder Vo...
- 03/13/18--10:53: _How HFC Feeders Hel...
- 08/29/17--07:24: How to Define Parts Feeder Systems Effectiveness (Or Quality)
- 09/06/17--05:48: Why Should I Automate My Product Line?
- 09/18/17--10:08: New Hoosier Feeder Training Center Showroom and NDA-Shop
- 10/03/17--08:44: Hoosier’s Sam Tollett awarded Mike Rowe Scholarship
- 10/24/17--05:40: Validating Feeder System Performance
- 12/20/17--09:40: We Welcome Jim Minchin to the Team
- 12/27/17--10:19: New System for an Existing Line
- 01/03/18--06:21: Hoosier Feeder Company Celebrates 10 Years
- 01/09/18--10:23: Noise Control for Vibratory Feeders
- 01/24/18--08:53: Feeders for Everyday Projects
- 01/31/18--09:45: Our HFC Vibratory Feeder was Delivered. Now What?
- 02/16/18--06:05: Why Vibratory Feeder Projects Fail (And how to prevent it)
- 02/28/18--06:14: Vibratory Feeder Vocabulary
- 03/13/18--10:53: How HFC Feeders Help Grow Your Company
Hoosier Feeder Company understands what makes an excellent feeding system and has the experience to guide you through your purchase. We offer our insight to ask the right questions and give you accurate answers so that you can feel confident in the feeding system we deliver to you.
Here are seven reasons why you should automate your product line
Since moving into our new facility in late 2016, Hoosier Feeder Company has been growing to embrace the additional space and the capabilities it affords. An exciting project we are working towards is incorporating a Showroom and Training Center into our administrative building.
One of the many efforts led by this organization is the Work Ethic Scholarship Program that, in 2017, hand selected 259 hard-working students in the entire United State to receive scholarships to help them learn more about the trades they are pursuing. We were proud to hear this foundation had selected our own Samuel Tollett.
Hoosier Feeder Company understands the value of production time and the detriment down-time can cause. That is why before your feeding system leaves our facility, we ask ourselves, “How can we make our system’s integration as seamless as possible?”. That question is answered in the form of checklists and tests prior to shipment. We cannot account for unknown circumstances once the feeder leaves our facility so we make sure that our system is rock solid so your effort can be directed elsewhere.
Adding members to the Hoosier Feeder team is always an exciting step. It means that we are growing as a unit and need some additional manpower and expertise to help fulfill our goals and promises to our customers.
As new projects roll in, we are confronted with a variety of challenges that vary as much as the different parts we are challenged to feed. Many times we are tasked to design and build feeding systems for new productions and assembly lines.
Hoosier Feeder Company took the time to celebrate 10 years together as the family we are, away from work and the stresses it brings. We celebrated together on Lake Monroe this October and enjoyed food, drink, and good company.
Vibratory feeders are inherently noisy machines. Electromagnetic coils pull and release metal blocks beneath the bowl, usually between 60-120 times per second, to drive part movement causing the parts to vibrate not only against the bowl itself but against adjacent parts. Depending on the material and shape of the parts, the noise level of a feeder system can quickly become damaging to unprotected ears, especially when there is more than one feeder in the area. Fortunately for you, there is an assortment of options to help reduce the overall noise level of your vibratory feeding system.
While it is extremely unlikely that a vibratory or centrifugal feeder ends up in a household, chances are, a feeder has played a much larger role in the production of goods you find in your house every day. From consumable products, to tools and automobiles, the products made in large quantities for the masses must be manufactured in way that is financially reasonable, and Hoosier Feeder Company feeders help our customers do just that.
In many cases, the arrival of a feeding system to a machine-build is an important stepping stone, as many parts used in the process originate from these feeders. Additionally, the pressures of an aggressive build schedule can be exaggerated when new equipment is arrives because that usually means another tier of work is now ready for attention. Despite these pressures, it is important to carefully integrate your new feeding system into your production line to avoid causing more trouble than necessary. Luckily, with some due diligence, many common issues upon receival of a feeder system can be avoided.
Vibratory feeders appeal to many applications, however there are some that provide to be more troublesome than others. At Hoosier Feeder Company, we like to ask questions up-front to fully understand the application and easily avoid total project failure (i.e. building the feeder and system to find out that it does not work). When we consider project failure, realistically, it comes down to how seamlessly our system is integrated into our customers production line. You, our customer, can take steps along with us here at Hoosier Feeder Company to ensure your new feeder system easily adds value to your automation project.
At Hoosier Feeder Company, part feeders are our “bread and butter”, and we interact with these machines every day. As the parts feeding industry has grown over time, so has the language that is used to communicate within it. We try to communicate about a projects inner workings as clearly as possible but sometime, we confess, those conversations get a little “wordy”. Here are some vocabulary words that may help shed a little light into your next vibratory feeder project.
Depending on the size of your current operation, adding part feeding systems can be a sizable investment into your company and as a result may require some careful consideration. Anytime you invest back into your company it’s important to understand how the investment will return and help add value to your processes, products, and company in general.