Chains links are a very small part where the orientation is difficult and the required feed rate or speed is also very high (upto 300 pieces per minute). Not only is their orientation very difficult as there is very less difference between the two ends but the links being very flat and thin (0.60 mm in thickness) makes it doubly difficult. However, Elscint Automation ( has developed a Vibratory Bowl Feeder, which not only orients the links in the correct manner but also feeds them at a very high speed. The outer track is made in such a way to ensure that there is an overflow which means that there is no jamming of components in the track even if the outlet is closed / chute is full. This eliminates the requirement of having a Sensor for stopping the Vibratory Bowl Feeder every time the outlet chute is full.