Manufacturing Finds A Money Saving Friend In Refurbished Vicratory Feeder Technology
As a mainstay of small and large scale manufacturing operations, vibratory feeders and feeder bowls are at the heart of efficiently moving and sorting products that yield profits. But even the most durable vibratory feeder will suffer bowl or component failure at some point in its lifecycle—and new replacements can be cost-prohibitive in this day of ever-rising costs across all fronts of operations.
Now, when a part feeder or vibratory feeder malfunctions or fails, one Indianapolis-based company offers a complete range of alternatives; from custom-built new vibratory feeders, to rehabilitated vibratory feeders, even re-fabrication or replacement of existing part feeders and components offered by competitors.
“While we will always specialize in build-to-suit creation of vibratory feeders for industrial applications, we realized a few years ago there was a real value in being able to refurbish our own products, as well as rehabilitate other types of vibratory feeder components and bowls,” said John Graham II, Owner and President of Feeding Concepts, Inc. “Our refurb division is really taking off right now, despite tough economic times.”
Graham credits cost savings, time savings and his company’s sterling reputation as key motivating factors for his customers, who are under increasing need to keep production lines up and running as much as possible, while trimming costs wherever they can.
“We've made a point to stockpile a wide and deep array of supplies-plates and components, hoppers, drive units.the list goes on and on. As such, we can generally turn things around within four to six weeks,” Graham stated.