Overview

ARS located in Arezzo, Italy developed the Flexi-bowl® the latest in Feeding Technology allowing bulk fed parts to be robotically picked up without the use of more dedicated and traditional feeding devices. Parts are bulk fed from a hopper onto a rotating non-metallic surface. The surface can rapid oscillate back and forth and bounce the parts to facilitate part flip, part separation and reorientation for robot vision picking. The unique design allows the hopper supply activities and re-orienting activities to be done at the same time the parts are in a picking cycle optimizing the part picking rate. There are many options for different surfaces both transparent for back-lighting and opaque with smooth surfaces or raised nubs to assist part separation.