Automation Devices, Inc (ADI), a vibratory feeder and part system components manufacturer, has added a new feeder controller to its line. The 6400 series vibratory feeder controller offers customers a controller with digital display capabilities. Housed in a Nema-1 general purpose enclosure, the 6400 feeder controller is available in single, double and triple units. Input voltage for the 6400.1 model is 120VAC, 50/60 Hz, while the output is fused for 15 amps. The 6400 series features a soft-start adjustment and enables all adjustments to be made outside of the box with a status line message explaining the control’s operating state. It also measures feeder vibration and regulates the output accordingly, compensating for part load variations, feeder variations and line voltage fluctuations.
“The 6400 Series Controller is an excellent alternative to the 6800 series feeder controllers because it provides a digital display” explains ADI Electrician Matt Friend. “It also reduces part rate variation as the power line drifts and prevents excessive backpressure from jamming the assembly process.” This feeder controller also prevents excessive tooling wear because the bowl stops when the track is full. “This is also a great option for conserving energy, as the bowl feeds as needed,” explains Friend.
The 6400 series not only stores the vibration level set-point in memory, but also has 1000 steps of amplitude adjustment, providing very fine amplitude adjustment. If needed, a security code can be set to restrict the level of operator access.
The 6400 series controller is one product of many that ADI (autodev.com) offers its customers for vibratory feeding needs. Automation Devices, Inc. is a vibratory feeder manufacturer in Fairview, PA specializing in vibratory feeders, centrifugal feeders, hoppers and vibratory controllers. ADI offers in stock products and custom designed systems. For more information, please visit autodev.com or call Automation Devices, Inc. at 814-474-5561.