Automated Production Ltd

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Feeding & Handling Systems



APL provide automatic parts feeding and handling equipment for high volumn production in a variety of industries.

With many years experience in the automation and parts handling industry we have earned a reputation for the most robust and reliable equipment on the market. We provide an extensive range of the most efficient drive units, controllers and accessories for either standard or special requirements.

All equipment is manufactured to the highest standards of quality upon which we have built our reputation. Our product range is manufactured to meet the highest demands of the food and pharmaceutical industries and also includes equipment manufactured to UL and CSA standards.


Vibratory Bowl Feeders

Automated Production Ltd provide a complete range of standard equipment for vibratory bowl feeders, includes drive units, bowls, bowl centres, control units and additional accessories (stands, base plates, sound covers and sensors). Special requirements are available upon request.

  • Custom designed and tooled
  • Standard, off-the-shelf equipment
  • Cost-efficient drive technology
  • Compact design
  • Low noise level
Standard equipment

Vibratory Linear Feeders

Vibratory linear feeders enable a linear sorting and orientating. APL vibratory linear feeders are also available in a multi-track design to provide higher outputs. Misorientated components are returned to prefeeders via a chute and vibration tray. In addition to horizontal conveying of components, vibratory linear feeders can be used to handle irregular component parts from upstream equipment, creating a buffer store and smooth flow for further processes.

APL supplies vibratory linear feeders which are renowned for their high feed performance and long tracks in reliability in demanding conditions.


Centrifugal Feeders

  • High feed rates which increases productivity
  • Gentle handling of component parts
  • Suitable for complicated parts
  • Less Maintenance
  • Quiet
  • Quick Changeover
  • Adjustable tooling

Step Feeders

Our step feeders (ST) are perfectly suitable for component parts with small details. They are easy to retool and have variable speeds.

The component parts are collected from the hopper by elevating plates, pre-sorted and fed until they reach the desired transfer height. Key features of the step feeder are that it operates quietly and without vibration. The step feeder can be adapted and integrated with multi-lane tracks to meet your needs.

  • Presorting of the component parts on lifting plates that work in opposite direction
  • Adjustable conveying speeds
  • Integrated Hopper
  • Easy retooling
  • Quiet Operation
  • Gentle Part Handling
  • Durable


Carpet Feeders

The Carpet Feeders are particularly suitable for loading hoppers, orienting and feeding sensitive, heavy or “noisy” components.

  • For components weighing up to 2.5kg
  • Low noise level
  • Gentle hanlding
  • Simple retooling and flexible
  • High feeding speed


Other Feeding Solutions

Tailored to your needs, we supply feeding solutions that provide the sorted component parts for the assembly process.

  • Multiple supply devices
  • Belt Elevator Feeders
  • Rotary tables
  • Blow-feed stations
  • Robots
  • Vision systems
  • Transfer stations

Many more…

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