Innovative Usage of Vibratory Bowl Feeders – Elscint Vibratory Bowl Feeder for feeding two types of steel covers

Elscint recently supplied a vibratory bowl feeder  for feeding of two steel parts in a single row. The part was very difficult to orient as there was a small tail on one side and no other difference. It was a “C” shaped part and the requirement was to get it in “open side facing sky with tail trailing”. There were two parts of same type but different sizes. Elscint removed the wrong parts by the use of a small air jet and then used machined outer chute to ensure that the orientation of the parts do not change afterwards during transfer to a linear vibratory track of 400 mm length. Elscint I linear vibrator was used for this purpose, again with a machine chute. A sensor was provided on the linear track to switch off the bowl feeder when the chute was full. Two separate tracks (orientation track in the bowl and the linear track were supplied for each of the components). The complete unit was supplied on a base plate to a special purpose machine builder.

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.