Vibratory tracks and escapements are unnecessary and in many cases part placement (pick and place) equipment is unnecessary. Tooling is inexpensive and simple to make. It is a simple matter to clear parts jams. Part-to-part dimensional variations have little effect on system performance. And vertical feeding of parts can free up floor space. Applications include nuts, washers, springs, ferrules, seals, O-rings, Belleville springs, and many more.

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