Step feeder

Fast and high-quality step conveyors

The step feeders are built as turnkey solutions and are gradually adapted to the customer’s product for the best performance.

Step feeders are especially suitable for saving space as they are very compact. Step feeders are also very suitable for fragile components as the handling is very smooth. Cubic parts up to 200 mm in length and rod-shaped parts up to 500 mm in length can be sorted with a step feeder. Sorting rails after the step feeder can be built up to 3,000 mm in length with a transport speed of up to 10 m / min.

Big step feeders from Schindler

Some facts about our step feeders:

  • Compact construction
  • Adjusted height adjustment for best ergonomics
  • Electromagnetic frequency controlled linear feeders
  • Low power
  • Soft handling gives low noise level
  • There is no wear or contamination in the sorting part
  • Low maintenance costs
  • Tangled details are separated
  • Functional safe
  • Long service life
  • Allows feeding of lightly oiled components

MAFU Step Feeder

Steps that move in opposite directions transport the parts out of the bunker on the MAFU step feeder and transfer it to the MAFU linear feeder. The width and thickness of the steps are adapted to the articles being fed so that extremely gentle handling of the details can be guaranteed.
A low and therefore ergonomically optimal filling height can be ensured even at high outlet heights.

Middle size step feeder from MAFU

smaller step feeder from Weber

Weber Step Feeder ZEL

Low noise
ZEL feeds screws, nuts and pins and is gentle on the material. The system allows cycling speeds as low as 0.8 seconds. An output rail with low vibration, which minimizes vibrations, enables transfer of coated and sensitive parts. This is a very important aspect, especially with regard to the requirements for technical cleanliness. Integrated sensors guarantee high process safety. The measures to reduce noise emissions are designed for noise protection in the workplace.

Low susceptibility to soiling
The container for fasteners is made of stainless steel – the integrated slider made of hardened tool steel or plastic. These surface properties reduce abrasion and prevent soiling. A bunker feeder can be installed as an option.

If you are thinking about the type of feeder to be used for your particular product, contact us for a discussion

Example of feeding components.