Elscint manufactures an Auto Loading System for feeding of long length shafts for centreless grinding machines. Shafts having length from 90 mm upto 600 metre. These Shafts being of longer length, they cannot be fed from a vibratory bowl feeder. Feeding such a variety of shafts of various lengths and diameters in a vibratory bowl feeder also requires a lot of changeover tooling which increases the changeover time, making it unfeasible. Hence, keeping view of these problems, Elscint has developed the long length shaft Auto Loading System. The equipment consists of a pneumatic lifter unit and a belt conveyor for further feeding of the shafts to the grinding machine. The shafts have to be aligned and kept on an inclined table, from where a pneumatic cylinder singles out and feeds the shafts to a belt conveyor which further feeds the shafts to the centreless grinding machine. Proper synchronizing sensors ensure that the equipment works without any manual intervention. Options available include, firstly an X-Y adjustment of (+/-) 50 mm on either side, which is especially useful for wheel dressing. Height adjustmen too can be provided to ensure that the feeding system is compatible for shafts of various diameters. Another option which can be opted for is the variable speed for the belt conveyor. You can watch the video of the Auto-Loading System for longer length shafts for Centreless Grinding Machines.
Monish Shete is CEO of Elscint India Pvt Ltd (formerly Elscint Automation), a 40 year old company manufacturing vibratory bowl feeders, Rotary / Centrifugal Feeding Systems and similar small part handing products. He personally has more than 25 years experience with last 20 years being with Elscint. This blog will help customers and laymen understand the intricacies of vibratory bowl feeders. One can find information about the finer aspects of vibratory bowl feeders which cannot be found anywhere else. Case studies and information about various innovative ways of feeding and orienting of different parts are given in this blog. Do subscribe to get this thrice a month.