Elscint recently manufactured and supplied two bowl feeders for a small plastic cap having diameter 16 mm x 6 mm height. The requirement was to feed the caps in rolling orientation with the open side away from the bowl centre. One bowl feeder was clockwise and the other anti-clockwise. They were mounted on a single base plate with vertical gravity tracks next to each other with a centre distance of 250 mm. The customer kept his assembly fixture in this gap for assembly of the caps. The feed rate specified by the customer was 50 parts per minute while Elscint provided 80 parts per minute in each of the bowl feeders. A sensor was mounted on the track so that once the same was full, the respective bowl feeders could be switched off, reducing the noise as well as energy consumption. The equipment was completed within 4 weeks from receipt of the order and supplied and commissioned at the customer’s factory.

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