4 Vibratory bowl feeders with singulation

Elscint recently completed orders for a total of four vibratory bowl feeders for feeding of separate parts for insertion in a mould. The requirement was to feed them and further singulate the same for ease of pick up by the robot of the customer. Space was a constraint and the customer wanted all of the bowl feeders on a single base plate with same / multiple linear tracks and separate singulations.
Elscint provided a solution for the same by feeding the four parts through separate bowl feeders. Two Model 160, one Model 250 and one Model 400 were used for this purpose. Further, a common linear vibrator was provided for the Model 250 and Model 400. Another requirement was that all the bowl feeders should be mounted on a common base plate and the singulation was to be in the same plain. In case of one bowl feeder, a hopper was required to match the required buffer quantity expected in the bowl. This too was provided with a level controller. Among the four parts, were two screws, one washer which required one particular orientation and a brass stud. Each of the bowl feeders was working at a speed / feed rate of above 150 parts per minute.
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Monish Shete

Monish Shete is CEO of Elscint India Pvt Ltd (formerly Elscint Automation), a 40 year old company manufacturing vibratory bowl feeders, Rotary / Centrifugal Feeding Systems and similar small part handing products. He personally has more than 25 years experience with last 20 years being with Elscint. This blog will help customers and laymen understand the intricacies of vibratory bowl feeders. One can find information about the finer aspects of vibratory bowl feeders which cannot be found anywhere else. Case studies and information about various innovative ways of feeding and orienting of different parts are given in this blog. Do subscribe to get this thrice a month.

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