Performance Feeders Step Feeders

Performance Feeder’s step feeders are capable of feeding small cylindrical and spherical parts. They offer numerous advantages over conventional feeding methods, including quiet operation, space savings and gentle handling of parts. Our step feeders are available in several configurations ranging from standalone units to completely tooled feed systems.

How They Work

Bulk parts are lifted out of the integrated hopper bin by the step. The step thickness is selected so that a single row of parts is lifted. At the top of the step stroke, the parts drop onto a linear feeder (vibratory inline, belt conveyor or air track), where additional orientation can be performed. Improperly oriented parts that are ejected from the orienting track can often drop directly back into the bin, or can be returned to the bin via gravity slide, air track or conveyor in situations where more complex orientation is performed on the orienting track.