Elscint recently manufactured a vibratory bowl feeder where very small rivets were required in two rows in head up orientation. The usual tendency of such rivets is to come in head down orientation. None of them come in the required orientation of head up. Hence, Elscint first ensured head down orientation and then used a sector type track to turn them upside down, ensuring that the final orientation of head up was achieved. Further, as there were two outlets, proper overflow was needed to be ensured on each of the outlets. The bowl was a double start bowl which was completely machined. The sector and linear track too was machined with high accuracy and a polycarbonate see through cover was provided for the linear track. Speed of 100 rivets per minute per row was achieved which was more than the requirement of the customer
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.