Feeding of Valve for Facemasks

Elscint recently manufactured and supplied a feeding system for feeding of the valves of N95 face masks. The part was an assembled part with two parts and a membrane inside. The orientation required was flange down and the speed required was more 60 parts per minute. The diameter was 42 mm with 14 mm ht. Additionally, a 500 mm long linear track with a sensor on the same was required ahead of the bowl feeder. A cubical stand was also supplied with (+/-) 100 mm height adjustment. The customer wanted the equipment immediately and hence Elscint put it under priority and supplied within a week. The orientation was perfected in such a way that valves coming in any direction were changed and used. This unique concept resulted in a speed of more than 75 parts per minute. A sensor was placed on the linear track which ensured that the bowl feeder was switched off once the chute was full.

You can watch the video of the equipment in running condition.

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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