How to decide upon which components to be accommodated in one Vibratory Bowl Feeder

Usually a Vibratory Bowl Feeder manufacturer would prefer only one job to be fed through one Bowl Feeder but customers always have requirements of feeding of multiple jobs in the same Bowl Feeder. One way of feeding such multiple components is to provide separate bowls for different components and another, more difficult way is to accommodate all the components in the same bowl and make provision for simple “Changeover Tooling”. However, in such a case, it is pertinent that the multiple jobs to be fed through one Bowl Feeder are from one “family” of components though their dimensions might defer. To give an example, all the jobs should have diameter less than length. There should not be multiple jobs where some jobs are having diameter less than length and some jobs where the diameter is more than length. Or in case of caps, all the caps too should be having either diameter more than the height or else height more than diameter. A mixture of these two types is difficult to orient and feed in the same Bowl Feeder. Of course, this too can be done but requires more expertise on the part of the bowl feeder manufacturer. Most Vibratory Bowl Feeder manufacturers regret such inquiries or convince the customer to buy multiple bowls, which cost the customer a lot. Plus changing Bowls is not always an easy affair and might require retuning the Vibratory Drive after each change. However, Elscint Automation possesses a rich expertise of working on multiple components of various sizes and dimensions (even the difficult ones detailed above) and can provide a single Bowl for even different families of Components.

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.