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Step Feeders

Gently sorting & orientation of tubular and cylindrical products, or elevation of small parts.


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Sprinkling, Spreading & Depositing

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Quiet and gentle product sorting

One of the gentlest infeed options available, step feeders are perfect for damage free infeeds for delicate products


Reduce damage by only moving your products short distances in a Step Feeder.

Variable Speed

Wide adjustment range with ability to lock off settings to prevent unauthorised access.

Infeed Solutions

Podmores offer a wide range of bulk storage infeed solutions to reduce operator refill times.


Podmores offer an industry leading reliable design proven for 24/7/365 operation in critical process conditions.

Low Noise Level

The emission sound pressure level of our standard Step Feeder is below 65 dB(A) at 1m distance, without product (Lpa re. 20µPa).

Low Running Cost

A basic Step Feeder costs as little as £0.20 per hour in operation.


No nip/trap points by design.

Customised Solution

Podmores offer a customised solution to your materials handling needs.

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Key benefits

Podmores step feeders allow you to easily and gently orientate and raise products over short to medium heights. Step feeders work by raising ‘steps’ which create an upwards waterfall effect. There is very little damage to product being handled as the product typically only moves a few millimeters at a time. Because of their gentle nature, step feeders are particularly suited to military applications and generally to industries with delicate products or gentle handling requirements.

Hopper feeder to store
product, freeing up
operators for other tasks

Long elevation

Short elevation
for sorting and
delivering round
or tubular products

Adjustable side
guides for products
of differing lengths

Proven Technology

Podmores Step Feeders are found in factories all over the world, from small businesses to household name companies. Podmores Step Feeders provide the blank bars for machining, rebar for automated  robotic insertion, bullet tips for final processing and much more, and are trusted in critical production line processes. Their durable design means almost no downtime.


Deployed in applications requiring absolutely no product damage and trusted to deliver consistently delicate product handling.

Fill and forget

Our expertise with Storage & Infeed Systems allows us to deliver a solution no matter how much product you want to hold and how little you want to have to top the system up. Podmores can help you deploy storage solutions that keep your operatives free for other tasks around your factory.

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We bring 
Step Feeders 
gentle product handling 
orientated parts 
proven technology 
reliable, quality systems 
to your production lines

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