Elscint recently manufactured a vibratory bowl feeder for an engineering company in South Africa. One was for feeding of aluminium tubes of various sizes. There were a total of 3 tubes. However, in all the tubes, the diameter was more than the length. The diameters ranged from dia 41 mm to dia 45 mm and the heights of the tubes were from 26 mm to 30 mm. The orientation required was “standing”. Elscint tooled the bowl in such a manner than there was no changeover required at all for all these sizes. For accommodating a large quantity of tubes, Model 630 with a bowl having diameter of 1100 mm was used. The bowl was fabricated in stainless steel and coated with Elscinthane polyurethane coating in order to reduce the metal to metal contact between the tubes and the metallic bowl. A linear track of 850 mm length was provided with small adjustment for accommodating all the above sizes. A speed of 60 parts per minute was achieved. The order was completed within the required time and was shipped to South Africa. In fact, this was the 4th bowl feeder supplied to the same customer for almost the same type of parts. You can watch the video of the equipment

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