Compared to "conventional" feeding systems such as step and chain conveyors, flexible feeding systems frequently adapt to new requirements/product types at the touch of a button.
Often, the conversion work is reduced considerably and also the number of replacement parts, which are indispensable for a type conversion of a conventional sorting facility. Here, components pre-sorting the material work, e.g. slope conveyor without a sorting facility, are combined with robotic and image processing systems.
In addition to the position detection, which the robot requires to determine its gripping point, often via image processing also additional controls can be realised (workpiece geometry / type differentiation / detection of incorrect parts, etc.).