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A18 Vibratory Bowl Automatic Screwfeeder

A18 Vibratory Bowl Automatic Screwfeeder

Categories:
Drive Head
Drive Head Type Chart
Fastener Type
Screw Feeder Ratio
SKU: A18-105

A18 Vibratory Bowl Automatic Screwfeeder

An 18″ (457mm) diameter vibratory bowl automatic screwfeeder suitable for feeding fasteners to a drive head or screw dispenser assembly.
Bowl Feeder's appearance may vary depending on your application's fastener type, tool type, torque specifications, available space, and more factors. Contact sales for more information.
Feeder Details
Bowl
Bowl Size
457-mm
Height
Enclosure Options
No-Enclosure
Step Size
Hopper Options
No-Hopper
Head Diameter
Maximum Screw Ø
19-mm
Screw Length
Maximum Screw Length
76-mm
Head Dia
Maximum Shaft Ø
8-mm
Fastener Type
Fastener Types
Screw, Set-Screw, Nut, Bolt, Pin, Stud, Rivet
About the feeder

An automatic screw feeder system engineered to suit your specific Manufacturing Automation application.

The Carlson Engineering A18 Vibratory Bowl Automatic Screwfeeder is designed to be a low-maintenance, durable, and reliable system you can count on for years.

To prevent tampering, we’ve engineered our automatic screwfeeder bowl tooling so that there are no mechanical adjustments. All parts are machined to the specifications of your particular fastener, and dowel pinned in place. This make maintenance of our vibratory screw feeders easy: the escapement can be taken apart for cleaning, and it will go back together precisely as originally manufactured.

Our track level sensor is custom made for the Carlson escapement, ensuring superior accuracy & fastener compatibility. This sensor mounts to the escapement track and requires no positional adjustment, like the rest of our tooling. The sensor’s sensitivity is preset from the factory, and in most cases does not require adjustment.

Reliability

Carlson Escapements are engineered to prevent screws from getting stuck.

Streamlined automatic screw assembly made simple.

We have engineered a 3 Step Fastener Alignment Verification system into each of our automated screwfeeders & screw presenters.

One of the most frustrating challenges caused by modern vibratory feeder bowls is the frequency of fastener jams. To solve this, we have engineered a unique 3-step fastener alignment verification process into our automatic screw feeder machines.

Error Proof Screw Feeders - Sorting Jet

Step 1: Sorting Air Jet

The first step in our 3-step fastener verification is our Non-Adjustable Sorting Air jet – a highly pressurized stream of air that ejects misaligned fasteners from the track - our first line of defense.

Error Proof Screw Feeders - Qualifying Track

Step 2: Qualifying Track Cover:​​

The second step is a Non-Adjustable Bowl Track Qualifying Cover, which prevents misaligned fasteners from passing underneath its clearance and moving down the escapement track in the first place.

Error Proof Screw Feeders - Optic Sensor

Step 3: Optic Sensor​

When the optic sensor notices that the escapement is full, the bowl will cease vibrations, stopping the flow of fasteners to the escapement. This prevents back pressure in the bowl, stopping jams before they occur.

18" (457 mm) Bowl Size

The A10 family of Carlson Engineering bowl feeders and presenters utilize a 18", or 457 mm, vibratory bowl that is coated with standard polyethylene, making it resistant to wear and tear. The bowl size is optimal for medium sized screws and nuts/bolts.

Blow Feeding Fastener Delivery

The A18 Vibratory Bowl Automatic Screwfeeder is a blow-feeder, which means that it uses a system powered by pressurized air to blow screws through a tube and down into an automatic drive head, remote presenter, or screw dispenser.

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Types 1-6

Drive Head Type Chart

Every assembly is different. That’s why we’ve engineered adaptability into our single-spindle drive heads – so that no matter the application, we have a drive head that will work for you. Each type of drive head has different qualities which make it more suited for a particular style of fastener driving.

Type 1 Drive Head Drawing

Type 1 Drive Heads

Type 1 drive heads include a dual-stage travel slide, with two travel strokes.

Type 2 Drive Head Drawing

Type 2 Drive Heads

Primarily used for pick & place presenter applications or nut-running with a vacuum finder.

Type 3 Drive Head Drawing

Type 3 Drive Heads

Type 3 drive heads are intended for driving pre-placed screws, nut running, and bottle-capping.

Type 4 Drive Head Drawing

Type 4 Drive Heads

Type 4 drive heads have a single-stage travel slide – opposite of the Type 1 drive heads.

Type 5 Drive Head Drawing

Type 5 Drive Heads

A drive head that is configured with a vacuum bit extend option, designed to work with a blow feeder.

Type 6 Drive Head Drawing

Type 6 Drive Heads

A drive head that is configured with a magnetic bit extend option, designed to work with a blow feeder.

Feedability

Feeder Compatibility Formula:

To find out whether or not your fastener can be fed using a traditional blow-feed vibratory screw feeder, use the formula below:

Screw Diagram for measuring feedability ratio

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