27 July, 2015
Innovative Usage of Vibratory Feeders -Elscint Vibratory feeding systems for feeding Uranium Pallets
Elscint recently manufactured two sets of vibratory feeding systems for feeding of uranium pallets. There were two bowl feeders per set, one to feed dia 5.6 x 6 mm pallets while the other was for feeding of dia 5.6 x 7 mm pallets. One type of pallet was to run at one time. Thereafter, they were to move on a 1500 mm long linear track. However, the first track was of 1100 mm length and the second, mounted on a separate linear vibrator was to be of 400 mm length. The first track was laser marked with a scale on both sides to ensure that the operator knows at what level the pallets were filled. There were provisions made for fixing stoppers and gauges at various points as per the customer request. Further, for ease of operator usage, the two bowl feeders were kept on an X-Y Slide provided with a handle to ensure ease of movement / changeover. The uranium pallets being radioactive, the complete system was to be kept in an enclosure with a maximum opening of 220 x 220 mm and hence, one more requirement was to ensure that the dimensions of the equipment were such that the complete unit, in semi-assembled state, would fit in the above mentioned opening. The electrical panel was housed in a separate control box with a foot pedal provided for stopping of the equipment.