Elscint, recently completed a vibratory bowl feeder for feeding of large plastic tubes having diameter 29 x 115 mm length and dia 16.8 mm x 120 mm length. It was a plain tube with 1.5 threads near the mouth. The customer wanted the tubes diameter to diameter, with the threading up. The threading was too less (1.5 mm extra dimeter above the tube) and this made the tubes very difficult to orient. Additionally, the customer wanted a very high speed (120 parts per minute). These tubes are used for storing the Covid 19 Swabs and hence the equipment was required with GMP standards and due to the evolving nature of the Covid Pandemic, was required on war footing.
Elscint took up this challenge and provided a speed of 160 parts per minute for the dia 16.80 x 120 mm length tubes and 120 parts per minute for diameter 29 x 115 mm length tubes. Elscint used Model 630 with a step type bowl having diameter of dia 1100 mm. Ahead of this, a linear track of 750 mm was provided along with a and an aluminum extrusion for mounting the complete equipment. The parts being for medical usage, all GMP standards were taken care of. The equipment was completed on an urgent basis on the request of the customer thus ensuring that the manufacturing capacity of the customer was enhanced to cater to the demand of the covid pandemic.