It’s one thing to automate the assembly of smart devices, and something else entirely to feed the components into the assembly cell, especially the most special-shaped ones.
Automated feeding of components, also special-shaped ones and bulk material, for the assembly phase by using different types of feeder technologies.
Feeders are typically integrated into assembly robot cells. Components can be fed into the assembly cell from trays, tubes or tape & reel. Loose material is fed by using linear or vibratory bowls and hoppers.