Elscint recently manufactured a vibratory Bowl Feeder for feeding of bushes in two outlets. Additionally, Elscint provided a double escapement to release one bush from each of the rows simultaneously on receipt of a signal (from the customer’s PLC). Further a sensor was mounted on both the outlet chutes ensuring that the bowl feeder was switched off once both the chutes were full. As the customer’s cycle time was much less (3 parts per minute per row) as compared to the speed of the bowl feeder (50 parts per minute per row), this ensured that the bowl feeder remained switched off most of the times, reducing not only the power consumption but also the noise level. The double escapement (to release one bush at a time was designed in such a way that only a single Festo make cylinder was used for this purpose.
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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.