3 September, 2013
Innovative Usage of Vibratory Bowl Feeders – Elscint Vibratory Bowl Feeder for feeding Bullet Cartridges
Elscint recently manufactured a bowl feeder for feeding of empty bullet cartridges. These had to be fed for filling in ammunition in the cartridges. As there was ammunition present, the main criteria was to ensure a explosive proof vibratory feeder. Regular Elscint coils being totally encapsulated and explosive proof could be used for this application. The coil connections too were housed in flame proof enclosures to further mitigate the risks. The cartridge, which is about 65 mm in length is made of cardboard and is closed from one end. Elscint used a proper orientation mechanism to ensure proper orientation of the cartridges. The oriented cartridges were fed in a tube with the open side forward for the ammunition filling operation. Elscint used its Model 400 with a cast aluminium bowl with Elscinthane polyurethane coating for this application.