Volumetric Feeders are a great feeding solution for applications that do not require rigorous feed rate accuracy. Volumetric feeders are often used in gain-in-weight feeding operations.
Vibratory Feeders and Screw feeders are the two most common volumetric feeders used in the industry. 3Sigma offers its proprietary Geomate Vibratory feeder that is great for volumetric feeding to solve your material handling problems. 3Sigma also offers screw feeders through its parent company, Carolina Material Technologies. Our feeders are optimized for material changes and can be configured for various material properties. The Geomate Vibratory feeder is great for volumetric feeding for various reasons. First, the GeoMate vibratory feeder has no moving parts. Second, the volumetric feeding system operates on a mass flow basis, without the following moving parts: screw, sprockets, bearings, bushings, multiple DC or AC drives, motor brushes, agitators, shafts and seals. Third, the Geomate vibratory feeder is very easy to empty and clean. Remove one quick-disconnect clamp and the tray swings open for complete cleaning.