Feeding of half bearings or similar semi-circular parts is not easy and as these parts are very large in size, using a bowl feeder does not make since nor is it economical. Hence, Elscint has developed a unique feeding system for feeding of Half Bearings of various sizes. Half Bearings of upto dia 90 mm or even more can be fed through this system. This equipment consists of an Elscint Vibratory Hopper Feeder, two Elscint Linear Vibratory Feeders and an Elscint Small Parts (Conveyor) Feeder. The speed of operation or the feed rate can be upto 60 pieces per minute in an oriented manner. This Speed can be varied through a potentiometer. Electronic Controls are provided to synchronize the speed of the various components listed above. The Elscint Small Parts (Conveyor) Feeder is used for recirculation of unused parts. A special orientation device is used for orientation of the Half Bearings. Upto 150 Kgs of material can be loaded in the Vibratory Hopper. This makes the system totally manless and the operator can be utilized to do some other work. This system has been found beneficial to various Half Bearing Manufacturers all over the world. It has helped improve productivity by almost 100%.
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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.