Elscint recently manufactured a vibratory bowl feeder for feeding of springs in four outlets. The wire diameter being small, these springs had a tendency of getting entangled between themselves. However, Elscint designed the bowl in such a way that the entangled springs fell back into the bowl and got disentangled while falling down. Only single disentangled springs came out of the bowl. Additionally, four tubular gravity feeder. chutes were provided so that four separate outlets could be provided at the centre distance required by the customer. At the end of the outlets, two separate Elscint pneumatic escapements (one for two outlets) were provided in order to release the springs one at a time. The customer required to feed the same to his disc grinder. Separate sensors were provided for the customer to actuate the escapements to release one spring at a time per tube. The gravity chutes too had separate sensors in order to provide for “auto-switch off” once both the chutes were full. As there were four outlets, proper overflow was provided for each of these. The complete system was mounted on a stand made of aluminium extruded sections and height adjustment of (+/-) 25 mm was given. A speed of 80 springs per minute per row was achieved. Presently the customer was manually feeding springs and this automation certainly reduced his manpower and increased the speed of operation. The system was made to run on 110 V / 60 Hz supply as it was air shipped to the customer in the USA. In fact, this was a repeat order. Elscint had supplied a bowl feeder for similar springs 4 years back to the same customer with 2 outlets. That time, Model 400 HD was used and this time, the same was completed with Model 630. You can watch the video of this bowl feeder for feeding of Springs.

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