Improving performance of an old vibratory feeder – Checking cracks in the bowl

Sometimes the bowl can break or crack at some place. This can happen during transportation or else during movement, if the vibrator falls down during handling. In such a case, it is better to fill up the crack for better performance of the bowl feeder. If the bowl is made of stainless steel, one should weld the crack with full argon welding. In case of cast aluminium bowls, one can fix a separate steel strip at the cracked portion in such a way that it provides good strength to the bowl. Not following this will result in the performance of the bowl deteriorating along with its life.

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.