Elscint recently completed a project wherein there were four bowl feeders, two clockwise and two anti-clockwise for feeding of spouts with caps. The orientation required was cap trailing vertically down. All four bowl feeders were mounted on a single table with easy “X” Adjustment for movement with a ball screw and wheel for each of them. As the table was to be kept on the customer’s machine, 1 mtr. Extra space was kept on each side to ensure that in case of any requirement, an operator can move around on the same. Proper railing too was provided for safety.
Elscint used its Model 250 with a cylindrical bowls for this applicable. The ht. at which the bowl feeders were kept was almost 4 metres and hence a belt elevator with 125 ltr. capacity was required. As the customer had space constraints, a 90 degrees vertical elevator was provided. A single elevator was used to fill all the four bowl feeders. For this a separate reversible conveyor was provided on top of the bowl feeders with level controllers in each of the four the bowl feeders. The reversible conveyor had a flap arrangement on either side to fill in the Clockwise and Anti-clockwise bowls respectively depending upon the number of spouts in the bowl. The electrical wiring was properly concealed and all CE requirements were adhered to. The customer required a speed of 75 spouts per minute per bowl feeder. Elscint could achieve more than 120 spouts per minute per bowl feeder. There being a sensor in each of the chutes, the bowl feeder, reversible conveyor and the elevator were switched on / off as and when the chute got full. As the requirement was for a food grade pouch making machine, all the touching parts were made in stainless steel 316 while all other parts were of Stainless steel 304. Sensors and motors of reputed make were used with Elscint make gear boxes. The complete system was completed within the desired time and shipped to the customer. You can watch the video of the bowl feeders here.