Elscint Vibratory Bowl Feeder for feeding small Pins

Elscint, recently completed a project where the requirement was to feed small pins having diameter of just 1.62 x 18.50 length. One end of the pin was flat while the other was slightly conical. The customer wanted one bowl feeder with the flat end forward while the second one was required with the conical side forward. Speed required was 30 parts per minute. A linear vibrator with a 200 mm length track was required for each of these two bowl feeders. Elscint provided a solution with its Model 160 Vibratory bowl feeder with a cylindrical bowl for both these applications. The bowl was fabricated from stainless steel and the output was provided in a stainless steel tube. The bowls had a diameter of 230 mm with linear vibrator Model LF VI ahead of the same with track length of 200 mm each. The bowl feeders and the linear vibrators were mounted on a single plate to ease of integration at the customer’s end. Elscint provided 100% accuracy of orientation. This was very important as in case of even a single pin coming in wrong orientation, they would jam in the outlet tube. You can watch the video of the Elscint Bowl feeder for feeding the pointed pins with conical side forward and the one with flat side forward

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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