Improving performance of an old vibratory feeder – Cleaning the bowl bottom

Over a period of time, a lot of dust / oil / foreign matter get accumulated between the bowl and the vibrator base. Thus cleaning this area periodically will result in improving the performance of the vibratory bowl feeder. For this, you should remove the bowl, it might be either mounted on a single central screw, on 8 to 12 screws in the middle of the bowl or else on the sides of the bowl (by 4, 6 or 8 screws). After removing the bowl, clean the bottom surface of the bowl, which is in contact with the vibrator base with dry cotton waste and also the top surface of the vibrator base which is in contact with the bowl. Thereafter, fit the bowl again in the same way in which it was removed and start the vibrator.

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.