Patent Number: 6,168,010

Title: Apparatus and method for controlling vibrating feeder

Abstract: A method and apparatus of controlling a vibrating feeder applies a drive signal to a vibrating mechanism connected to the vibrating feeder at a first predetermined power level, and subsequently applies the drive signal to the vibrating mechanism at a second predetermined power level which is greater than zero and lower than the first predetermined power level whereby an amplitude of vibration of the vibrating feeder converges towards a target amplitude. Another method and apparatus of controlling a vibrating feeder applies a drive signal having a phase to a vibrating mechanism connected to the vibrating feeder at a first phase and subsequently applies the drive signal to the vibrating mechanism at a second phase which is different from the first phase, whereby an amplitude of vibration of the vibrating feeder converges towards a target amplitude.

Inventors: Komatsu; Toshiyuki (Shiga, JP)

Assignee: Ishida Co., Ltd.

International Classification: G05D 19/00 (20060101); G05D 19/02 (20060101); B65G 025/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018