Elscint recently supplied a vibratory bowl feeder for feeding of Oval Caps having size 50 x 25 mm x 30 mm ht.. The requirement was to feed the same in “open side down orientation” to the capping machine of the customer. The scope of supply included a vibratory bowl feeder, gravity chute with a sensor on the same to switch off the bowl feeder once the chute was full of caps, a stand to mount the bowl feeder and the chute and an Elevator with a hopper having a capacity of 125 litres. The elevator was complete enclosed giving it a very good aesthetic look. The requirement was to feed the caps at a speed of 120 caps per minute. Elscint used its Model 400 with a stainless steel bowl having diameter of approximately 750 mm for this purpose. Usage of air was allowed and hence air was used to change the orientation as well as get them out of the bowl fast. The caps were then twisted in the bowl itself to make them all upside down (open side down) as the tendency of the caps was to come in open side up position in the bowl feeder. The required speed was achieved with 100% correct orientation. The elevator base structure was made in Aluminium extruded sections with a stainless steel hopper and belt with polyamid slats. A level controller was provided in the bowl to ensure that the elevator would work only when the caps in the bowl feeder were less. Additionally, a polycarbonate cover was provided for dust free operation for the Elevator feeder.
Other items included other than the vibratory bowl feeder and elevator were gravity chute, stand for mounting the vibratory bowl feeder, Level controller in the bowl as well as in the hopper, with a tower lamp to give signal in case the hopper is empty. You can watch the video of the equipment.