Elscint Vibratory Bowl Feeders for Conical Washer

Elscint recently manufactured a Vibratory Bowl Feeder for feeding of Conical & Flat Washers. The Washers were having outer diameter from 24 mm to 50 mm and thickness of 2.2 mm to 5 mm in ht. Due to its conical curvature, the washers have a tendency of coming in a bunch and it is difficult to remove one out of the bunch. Orientation too is very critical as the Washer is being used in a SPM which cannot detect wrongly orientated pieces. This makes it pertinent to have a bowl feeder that not only feeds correctly oriented parts consistently but also feeds them in a single row, thereby eliminating the chances of double feeding of the washers. For this Elscint used a stainless steel bowl with a reverse track which eliminated the double washers automatically. Additionally ahead of the bowl feeder, a linear vibrator with 800 mm track length having an auto-switch off mechanism and mounting arrangement was provided. After the linear vibrator, a Singulating arrangement with a Festo make cylinder with 60 mm stroke was provided to singulate and push a single washer forward. A mounting stand was provided for the complete system.

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.