Elscint recently manufactured and supplied a vibratory bowl feeder for feeding of Carbon Brushes for a company in Romania. The carbon brushes were of two types and the requirement was for feeding them in separate bowl feeders. One was having size 6.2 x 6. 3 x 23.50 mm tail while the other was 10 x 6.2 x 23.50 mm. They were having a serrated part on one end and the same was to be trailing. This made the orientation quite critical. Additionally, the tail being made of a thread and was not rigid. This made the parts getting jam.
For this purpose, Elscint designed the bowl in such a way that the brushes with bent tail fell back into the bowl. This ensured proper feeding and increased speed / feed rate. As against a requirement of 30 parts per minute, more than 60 parts per minute was achieved for both the bowl feeders.
Linear Track Provided –
In each case the required linear track length was 400 mm ahead of the bowl feeder. This was completely machined out of stainless steel. A sensor mounted on the same ensured that once the linear track is full, the bowl feeder could be switched off, so that the bowl feeder need not work continuously. In both the cases, stainless steel step design bowls were used and coated with Elscinthane PU coating.
Dispatch by Air Freight –
Both the bowl feeders were sent by air freight to the customer’s factory in Romania in record time. You can watch the video of the first bowl feeder.
The second bowl feeder video.