3 March, 2012
Innovative Usage of Feeders – Half Bearing Feeding System
Feeding of half bearings or similar semi-circular parts is not easy and as these parts are very large in size, using a bowl feeder does not make since nor is it economical. Hence, Elscint has developed a unique feeding system for feeding of Half Bearings of various sizes. Half Bearings of upto dia 90 mm or even more can be fed through this system. This equipment consists of an Elscint Vibratory Hopper Feeder, two Elscint Linear Vibratory Feeders and an Elscint Small Parts (Conveyor) Feeder. The speed of operation or the feed rate can be upto 60 pieces per minute in an oriented manner. This Speed can be varied through a potentiometer. Electronic Controls are provided to synchronize the speed of the various components listed above. The Elscint Small Parts (Conveyor) Feeder is used for recirculation of unused parts. A special orientation device is used for orientation of the Half Bearings. Upto 150 Kgs of material can be loaded in the Vibratory Hopper. This makes the system totally manless and the operator can be utilized to do some other work. This system has been found beneficial to various Half Bearing Manufacturers all over the world. It has helped improve productivity by almost 100%.