Hardware & Component Handling Industries

Below is a selection of the equipment and applications covered by SKAKO VIBRATION.

PRIMARY STORAGE FEEDING SYSTEMS

The storage hopper type FVE is a combination of a storage hopper and vibratory feeder. It ensures controlled proportioning of components, including interlocking materials. With infinitely variable feed rate control, it can be coupled with a weigh system for integration into automated loading systems. Available in 6 standard sizes, with storage capacities up to 4000kg.


AUTOMATED FURNACE LOADING SYSTEMS

Custom designed fully automated furnace loading weigh systems, developed in cooperation with our customers, to give a consistent and controlled flow to hardening and annealing furnaces. This ensures optimum product quality and optimum efficiency of the downstream equipment.




HANDLING INTERLOCKING PRODUCTS

The unique action of the FVE storage feeders allows for interlocking products, like screws and nails to be efficiently handled, and discharged at a controlled rate onto subsequent process equipment.





GENERAL PURPOSE HEAT TREATMENT LINE LOADING

Fully automated loading systems are developed and designed for companies handling a variety of products, which could span free flowing nuts to interlocking screews. The weigh system can be preprogrammed with differing product parameter details, allowing for products to be switched with the minimum of downtime.



DIRECT FURNACE CHARGING FEEDERS

Special heat resistant type CC trough feeders for discharging directly onto the furnace belt inside the furnace itself, allowing for temperatures up to 900 deg.C. Either with infinitely variable electro-magnetic drives, or fixed feed rate unbalanced motor driven units.




SPECIALIST GAS PROOF FURNACE FEEDERS

Type CC trough feeders are custom designed with sealing flanges for gas proof furnace requirements. The feeders can have either infinitely variable electro-magnetic drives, or fixed feed rate unbalanced motor drives.





SINGLE LAYER FEEDING

To ensure one layer discharging of components onto subsequent process equipment, custom designed motorised brushes mounted above the transfer feeder are utilised. This includes adjustable systems, to suit varying product sizes.






LIFT & TIP LOADING SYSTEMS (STATIC)

Used to charge the primary storage feeders, the lift & tip type 'Tilde' is available in standard sizes to lift up to 2500kg, with tipping heights up to 5M. Standard options allow for either manual or automatic clamping systems and various guarding levels. They can be fully integrated with the subsequent feeding system for total automation.



LIFT & TIP LOADING SYSTEMS (TRAVERSABLE)

Where there are a number of feeding systems in line, a single lift & tip loading system running on guide rails can be utilised. This allows for optimum equipment utilisation and efficiency.






LOADING INSPECTION, SORTING & PACKING MACHINES

Type FVE storage feeders are utilised to give a consistent and controlled flow to processing lines, allowing for continuous 'operator free' usage. They can also include for batch weighing and fully automated operation.





LOADING BOWL FEEDERS

Type FVE storage feeders with infinitely variable and instant on / off control functions are extensively used to load bowl feeders. Depending upon the storage capacity selected, it can give hours of continuous operation.






LOADING PLATING BARRELS

Custom designed automatic weight controlled loading systems into plating barrels. Depending upon the plating line design, systems for single, double and quadruple loading are available. A variety of gate options ensure non spillage during the batching process.





SPECIAL PURPOSE STORAGE FEEDERS

Custom designed storage feeders allow for 'multi task' operations. This includes traversable units, where differing products can be fed into a common process line, or a common storage feeder can be utilised to charge multiple process functions. Self contained portable units can also be moved around a factory.



SILO DISCHARGE FEEDERS

Infinitely variable type CCE feeders are built into a silo discharge system to handle 'easy flowing' small sized products, like nuts, washers and coins. They will accept loading from 'bottom discharge' tote bins. They offer low cost controlled feed operations.





VIBRATORY TRANSFER CONVEYORS

Custom designed CCU vibratory transfer conveyors, available up to 2000mm wide and up to 10M long. Driven by unbalanced motors, they will give a fixed feed rate and can withstand component impact.






PRODUCT SAMPLES BEING HANDLED

The various types of equipment covered above are custom designed and selected to handle a vast variety of components, ranging from fixings including tiny rivets, through all sizes of nuts, bolts and pins, to lengthy interlocking screws and nails. Additionally, a vast array of pressed, extruded and cast components are handled. The photos show only a small sample of parts we can handle.



FACTORY COMPONENT TEST FACILITY

For products we have not previously successfully handled, there a factory test facility to determine the handling characteristics, and develop a suitable system.







LIFT TIPPER
STORAGE FEEDER
SKAKO WEIGH SYSTEM
HEAT TREATMENT
PACKAGING SYSTEM