Vibratory tray feeders: Ten common problems and how to fix them
This article explains how to troubleshoot problems with a vibratory tray feeder. After a brief review of the feeder's components and operation, the article lists 10 common feeder problems and explains how to find and fix them. A troubleshooting table provides a quick reference for matching problems with potential causes.
A vibratory tray feeder (also called a vibratory pan feeder or oscillating feeder) consists of a tray that moves rapidly back and forth to meter material into a process. As the tray vibrates, each particle is thrown up and forward from one point on the tray and drops down at a point farther along the tray.