Elscint Automation has developed a special Vibratory Parts Feeder where cylindrical parts having diameter more than length can be fed axially or lengthwise. The parts which do not come Axially have to be removed and this is what most of the vibratory bowl feeder manufacturers find difficult. However, the special bowl developed by Elscint takes care of removal of non-axial parts and only axial parts are taken forward. Even components which are complete flat like those having diameter 30 x 1 mm thickness too can be fed axially. This is particularly important for feeding to centreless grinding machines for outer diameter grinding. The speeds or the feed rates depend upon the sizes of the components but speeds of upto 300 to 400 pieces per minute / 4 to 5 meters per minute are possible. Another beauty of this is that the bowl is made in such a way that components of various sizes, say from 2 mm x 2 mm to even upto 40 mm x 40 mm can be fed in the same bowl with the least amount of changeover tooling. Elscint can also provide the changeover tooling necessary for more sizes subsequently.
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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.