What is a linear feeder?
Apart from pure transportation tasks, linear feeders also act as buffer and accumulation lines. Even if their feeding is incomplete or irregular, component parts can be continuously supplied by the preceding sorting installation for the following processing stage.
Besides, linear feeders enable a sorting free of lateral oscillation (linear sorting lines). These sorting lines can also be installed as multi-tracks, in order to achieve a higher sorting efficiency. Parts that have been sorted out are led back to the preceding feeding system via so-called sorting hoppers which are activated by the linear feeder as well.
Linear feeders also serve as a drive for bulk hoppers to stockpile mass-produced parts. Thanks to the way they are constructed, the advantage of these vibratory hoppers in comparison to other hopper systems is that they guarantee a trouble and gap-free material flow, plus they allow for large filling weights.
The linear feeders by RNA reach high feeding capacities and fulfil their tasks even on long feeding lines and under critical conditions.