Elscint Vibratory Bowl Feeder for small balls

Elscint recently manufactured and supplied a vibratory bowl feeder for feeding of stainless steel balls and having a diameter of only 3 mm. The speed required was just 2 balls per minute. However, the customer required singulation for the same i.e. one ball to be released on receipt of a signal. This required highly accurate singulation mechanism. This was provided with the help of a Festo make cylinder. A highly accurate sensors were also required to ensure, the bowl feeder is switched off once the tube carrying the balls is full and to provide a signal to the customer once a single ball is singulated. For both these, a ring type sensor was used. The equipment was completed within the customers timeline and successfully installed at the customer’s place. You can watch the video of the vibratory ball feeder.

Leave a Reply