Elscint recently manufactured a bowl feeder for feeding of 3 types of screws where the head diameter was more than the length of the screw. Due to this the screws used to come with the head down / tail up. The customer had a Taiwan make bowl feeder for various types of screws. However, these 3 screws could not be fed in that bowl feeder as the speed used to be less than 30 or 40 parts per minute. The customer required a speed of 120 to 150 parts per minute for each of these. Elscint manufactured a step type bowl with adjustable tooling to ensure that all the 3 types of screws could be fed with the least amount of changeover. Further, air jets were used to remove the wrongly oriented screws. A top guide, again adjustable was provided to ensure that the screws do not overlap at the outlet point. The bowl was coated with Elscinthane PU coating to ensure low noise level and easy movement.
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.