Elscint recently manufactured a bowl feeder for feeding of various sizes of small plastic bottles having diameter ranging from 10 mm to 30 mm and ht. from 5 mm to 40 mm and one side open. The requirement was to get the bottles in closed side facing ground orientation. While some bottles were having dia more than the height the others were having diameter less than the height, leading to challenges in the orientation of the same. Both these types require separate types of tooling, making it difficult to accommodate them in the same bowl feeder. The speed required too was very high (upwards from 200 parts per minute to 400 parts per minute). Hence, Elscint employed certain tooling to ensure that the bottles got into the required orientation. The bottles were used for storing lip balm and similar medicines and hence a stainless steel medical grade bowl was used for this purpose.

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