Elscint has developed a special bowl for feeding of plastic spouts with the cap being forward allowing overflow in case the outlet track is stopped. This ensures that the spouts move with proper pressure from behind, thus enhancing the flow of the spouts onto the linear track and further upto the pick up point of the customer.
These spouts are required for packing of filled pouches. Feeding of spouts with the cap being forward is always considered a challenge due to which very few bowl feeder manufacturers take this up. Additionally, in most of the cases, the weight on the top and bottom of the spouts is almost the same, making it difficult to orient. Further, providing overflow for this type of parts which have no fixed geometry for holding them is a huge challenge. However, in the special bowl tooling designed, it is possible to not only orient the spouts in the required manner, i.e. with the cap forward and wings on the sides and behind but also ensure overflow. Speeds upto 80 to 100 spouts a minute are possible. You can watch the video of this bowl feeder. Similar concept is possible for spouts without cap too as per this video. Additionally, Elscint can also offer a linear track or gravity chute for further feeding of the spouts upto the machine of the manufacturer along with a hopper feeder with extra loading capacity.