This is how the vibration feeder works

From the hopper, the solid products pass into the vibratory chute, where dust and debris are safely discharged. They then slide into the vibrator plate of the circular vibrator, where they are transported via the product paths into the feed chute.

In the case of PVC forming films, the products can be deposited directly into the blister pockets.

In the case of aluminum forming films, the feed chute fills the pockets of the filling roller. The subsequent depositing into the film pockets can be assisted by compressed air. This enables continuous feeding into larger pockets.

Advantages of the vibratory feeder

Flexible

Universal use for different product shapes. The vibratory feeder fits most requirements and offers high performance for tablets with simple geometries as well as for capsules. 

Due to the vibrations, we recommend our SimTap feeder for highly dusty and fragile pharmaceutical products and dietary supplements, which gently places all solid shapes in the film cavities.

Powerful

Excellent balance of simplicity and speed

User-friendly

Simple operation and tool-free format change – quick and easy

Compact

Space-saving design for high performance in a small footprint

Vibratory feeder in detail

Questions & Answers about the Vibratory Feeder

How efficient is the vibratory feeder?
The vibratory feeder achieves a filling level of almost 100%.

How is the vibratory feeder controlled?
All Uhlmann feeders are integrated into SmartControl, the control system of the packaging line, and can be operated easily and intuitively.

How complicated is it to replace a vibratory feeder with another feeder?
The vibratory feeder can be replaced by another Uhlmann solid products feeder with little effort.

Can a blister line be equipped with multiple feeders?
Many Uhlmann customers are already planning for a longer filling distance at the time of purchase. Either use multiple feeders from the start or keep the option open to add more feeders later.

How easy is it to clear a product jam?
Due to the simple design, it is usually possible to remove the product jam without stopping the machine.

How time-consuming is the cleaning of the vibratory feeder?
All Uhlmann feeders are GMP-compliant and optimized for fast, safe cleaning.

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Our feeders at a glance

  Type Product forms Packing Performance
Parenteral products Ampoules, vials, cartridges and vials Blister and folding box;
Direct in Box
Up to 1,450 products per minute
Parenteral products Syringe sizes with diameters from 6.5 to 26 mm Blister and folding box;
Direct in Box
Up to 350 syringes per minute
Solid products Convex solids and capsules Blister In many cases, the most economical solution
Solid products Solids with simple geometries such as tablets, oblongs or capsules Blister The all-rounder that represents a good compromise between performance and effort.
Solid products Solids with simple and complicated geometries Blister The most flexible and powerful feeder

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