The S3.5 Screw Step Feeder Enclosed:
An Automatic Screw Step Feeder Design Engineered To Suit Your Application.
To prevent tampering, we’ve engineered our automatic step feeder systems so that there are no mechanical adjustments. All parts of our step feeder mechanism are machined to the specifications of your particular fastener, and dowel pinned in place. This make maintenance of our step feeding systems easy: the escapement can be taken apart for cleaning, and it will go back together precisely as originally manufactured.
Our track level sensor is custom made for the Carlson escapement, ensuring superior accuracy & fastener compatibility. This sensor mounts to the escapement track and requires no positional adjustment, like the rest of our tooling. The sensor’s sensitivity is preset from the factory, and in most cases does not require adjustment.
To prevent fastener jams:
We have engineered a 3 Step Fastener Alignment Verification into each of our automated step feeders & screw presenters.
One of the most frustrating challenges caused by modern step feeding systems is the frequency of fastener jams. To solve this, we have engineered a unique 3-step fastener alignment verification process into our automatic stepfeeders.
Non-Adjustable Sorting Air Jet
The first step in our 3-step fastener verification is our Non-Adjustable Sorting Air jet – a highly pressurized stream of air that ejects misaligned fasteners from the track. This is our first line of defense in the prevention of feeding misaligned fasteners into the automated step feeder mechanism’s blow-feed tube, or from reaching the screw presenter pickup area.
Non-Adjustable Qualifying Track Cover:
The second step is a Non-Adjustable Bowl Track Qualifying Cover, which prevents misaligned fasteners from entering the escapement. The simple construction of this feature, coupled with there being no need for adjustment, makes it a powerful addition.
Escapement-Level U-Bracket Optic Sensor
The third step is our U-Bracket Optic Sensor – a laser-accurate sensor which controls the escapement track level, effectively preventing fasteners from being vibrated towards an already-fully-loaded track. When the escapement is full, step feeder mechanism’s elevator will stop lifting screws, stopping the flow of fasteners to the escapement. This prevents back pressure in the tray.
S3.5 Screw Step Feeder Enclosed
Step Feeder System Anatomy & Features
The S3.5 Series of step feeders comes complete with hardened tool steel and stainless steel escapement. Optic controls switch the bowl vibration on and off to prevent excessive wear and over-pressurization of escapement and tooling areas as seen on other manufacturer’s systems.
Featuring an electrically motorized screw elevator assembly which lifts fasteners from the tray into the track, Carlson Engineering step feeders are a more silent option for feeding fasteners. The low vibration also helps to reduce the uneven coating distribution of fasteners coated with loctite or other substrates that is sometimes seen in vibratory bowl feeding.
The enclosed design of this feeder ensures minimal particulate contamination when delivering fasteners to a drive head or dispenser, while also serving to reduce the noise caused by the vibration of the drive cell.
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