Four outlet Vibratory Bowl Feeder for very small Springs exported to Canada

Elscint recently manufactured a vibratory bowl feeder for feeding of springs in four outlets. The diameter of the spring was just 2.3 mm and the length was 9 mm. The wire diameter being just 0.8 mm, these springs had a tendency of getting entangled between themselves. However, Elscint designed the bowl in such a way that the entangled springs fell back into the bowl and got disentangled while falling down. Only single disentangled springs came out of the bowl. Additionally, four tubular gravity feeder chutes were provided so that four separate outlets could be provided. At the end of the outlets, a pneumatic singulator was provided to singulate one spring from each tube for blow feed. The springs were to be transported 6 meters away and this was done by blow feeding the same. Sensors were placed on each tube to ensure that the spring was present before singulation took place. Additionally after the escapement / singulation, another set of 4 sensors were placed to check whether the springs had pashed through the blow feed. The complete system with electrical controls was designed and manufactured by Elscint and supplied to a big auto manufacturer in Canada. You can watch the video of this bowl feeder for feeding of Springs.

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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