General


The anyfeed SXM50 is a flexible bulk parts feeder with an integrated bulk storage bin that can hold components of arbitrary shapes and materials. When combined with flexfactory’s vision solution or and your robot of choice, the anyfeed SXM50 becomes a highly versatile robot feeding system that offers solutions for a wide range of application requirements. Controlled by the vision system, the anyfeed SXM50 uses its servo-electric drives to move the components into positions that can be easily picked by the robot.

The anyfeed SXM line of feeders is based on a feeding method patented by flexfactory that does not require high maintenance conveyor belts or expensive recirculating systems. The ‘first-in-first-out’ principle of the anyfeed SXM50 is an efficient and reliable handling method that ensures parts spend as little time as possible in the feeding system, waiting to be picked.

• Wide variety of parts – handles parts of arbitrary shapes, sizes and materials
• Maximum availability – parts don’t get jammed, no operator intervention
• Gentle parts handling – minimal stress for parts as no recirculation occurs
• Automatic emptying – minimal changeover times during product changeovers
• Simple installation – compact unit with all controls integrated
• Optimized feeding action – quick-change feeder plates for perfect part feeding and identification
• Simple layouting – the feeder’s narrow rectangular footprint is ideal for compact cell layouts
• Simplified service – all the anyfeed models in the SXM/SX range use the same servomotors
• Standardized communication – all the anyfeed models in the SXM/SX range understand the same commands
• Reproducible performance – regardless of which system you choose, anyfeed-based solutions deliver reproducible performance

Application areas

Perfect for the flexible feeding of parts in assembly, inspection, packaging, counting and machine-loading processes.

Feeders in the anyfeed SX/SXM series are not suitable for: foods, environments with explosion hazards or wet, very dirty or very oily parts.

Features

Robust, conveyor-belt-free design with a very small footprint
Gentle part handling thanks to first-in-first-out principle and no recirculation
Quick-change feed surfaces in various colors, materials and surface finishes
Materials that come into contact with parts: POM, WN1.4301, anodized aluminum
Maintenance free, brushless servo drives
Fully integrated controls
Rapid parts supply thanks to configurable feeder actions and structured feeder surfaces
Multiple feeders can be used with one robot
Power supply: 24V DC supply voltage, no compressed air
Communications interface: RS232, or Ethernet TCP/IP in combination with Cognex In-Sight

 

Special features

Bulk storage bin with quick-change adapter for easy cleaning and logistics
Integrated safe purge bin
Backlight can be switched between strobe/3x intensity and continuous mode

Product variants

anyfeed SXM50

Scope of supply

SXM50 feeder
Power (5m) and RS232 (4.5m) cable
no mounting screws are included

Further information

All about feeders: Good to know
How the technology works
Partner companies and suppliers
Vision systems

Options & Accesories


• Vision systems – Universal vision solution for your feeder and the robot of your choice
Feed surfaces in different colors, materials and surface finishes
LED backlight SXM50 IR/875nm
LED backlightSXM50 red/630nm
LED backlightSXM50 white
Product variants for medical and cleanroom applications on request

Technical Data


Suitable for Parts

Part requirement                                         dry, clean and between 5-45°C

Recommended part size                             15 mm

Minimal part size                                         0.15 mm

Maximum part weight                                 2g

Part shape                                                   random

Part material                                               metal, plastic, glass (stable)

Dimensions