Feeding CELLS and sorting systems


Feeding cells and feeding systems – We are particularly proud of our versatile feeding technology


SIM feeding and sorting systems ensure the reliability of our assembly, testing and inspection systems. We develop, design, manufacture and adapt these systems based on customer specifications and the existing assembly system. A combination of various feeding, handling, camera and sensor systems and robots can also be used in additional to individual systems.

The systems are used in virtually all industrial branches, including medical engineering, pharmaceuticals, food and cosmetics, the automotive industry and electrical engineering. Feeding systems are an important part of automation technology, as are the isolation and provision of individual components.

Advantages of feeding using a spiral conveyor

  • Product-specific SIM oscillating drives
  • Product-specific SIM vibrating attachments in polyamide or stainless steel
  • Various coatings for improving conveying performance and protecting parts
  • CAD-built sorting elements for rapid replacement and minimal set-up time in the event of wear or when changing the type of conveyed parts

Advantages of an automatic cell and multi-lane linear sorting

  • Complete feeding system in cell format with minimal space requirements
  • Compact, closed feeding cell with up to five feed units and handling modules or multi-lane part feeding

Additional components can be integrated:

  • Spiral conveyors, sorting lanes, buffer zones, headpiece, hoppers, belts, step feeders or belt, controls, control cabinet, sensor and camera control systems
  • User-friendly part filling
  • Integration of the most diverse assembly, testing, sorting and palletizing systems possible

The advantages of feeding systems for O-rings:

  • Sorting and handling of dry and oiles O-rings
  • Assembly of internal and external O-rings

Advantages of the SIM universal palletizer

  • SCARA, FlexPicker (ABB), portal versions
  • Palletizer for different tray sizes and types
  • Parts extraction using grippers or suction devices
  • Low maintenance and tooling requirements
  • High levels of availability
  • Up to 80 cycles
  • Single or dual gripper
  • No interruptions between tray changes
  • Adjustable feed table height
  • Integrated image processing
  • Part set-down possible up to 600 mm outside the frame
  • Also suitable for heavier parts

Advantages of the AnyFeeder/EyeFeeder

  • Outstanding flexibility
  • Not dependent on parts geometry
  • Large varieties possible
  • Also suitable for very small parts
  • Can be combined with various camera systems


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SIM Feeder

As a specialist for assembly systems and feeding technology, SIM Automation GmbH offers standard feeding systems for standard parts, split up into shaft-heavy and top-heavy elements.

Advantages of the SIM Feeder?

  • Quiet
  • High levels of availability
  • Protects the element surfaces
  • Very short delivery times
  • Vibration-free operation
  • Compact design with easy accessibility via inspection doors
  • Modular expansion with integrated service and display elements
  • Hopper filled via large hinged lids
  • Low maintenance thanks to automatic troubleshooting
  • Scalable via modular design