Innovative Usage of Vibratory Bowl feeder -Vibratory bowl feeder for feeding of various screws to Eddy Current Testing Machine

Elscint recently completed an assignment wherein the requirement was to feed various types of screws for testing to an Eddy Current Testing Machine. There were various sizes of screws right from M4 x 20 mm length to M16 x 120 mm length. A single bowl feeder was required for the same. Elscint used its Model 630 with a bowl diameter of approximately 1050 mm. This ensured that even the biggest part of M16 x 120 mm length was fed as well the storage too was enough in the bowl. Further, a linear vibrator was provided with adjustable tooling which again ensured that all these parts were fed properly. Ahead of the linear vibrator, a pneumatic singulator was placed which released one screw at a time on receipt of a signal from the Eddy Current Testing Machine. To make changeover easy, Elscint provided separate tooling fixtures for each of the screws with separate pneumatic cylinders. The changeover was on just 4 screws, making it very easy for the operator. Additionally, a stand with height adjustment was provided to ensure adjustment from 700 mm to 1100 mm to match the input height of the Eddy Current Testing Machine. The bowl was coated with Elscinthane PU coating for reduction in noise level as well as better performance.

Monish Shete

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.