Innovative Usage of Vibratory Bowl Feeders – Orienting, Feeding & Blow Feed of Shoe Holder Pin

Elscint recently supplied a vibratory bowl feeder for feeding of Shoe Holder Pin in two outlets. The pins were having dia 8 mm one side and dia 4 mm on the other side with the middle pin being dia 2 mm. The length of the pin was 30 mm. The requirement was to blow feed the pin with the bigger diameter forward in two outlets. Elscint used Model 250 with cast aluminium bowl having two outlets for this purpose. The pins were then oriented with the bigger diameter side on top and taken forward onto a linear vibrator, namely Model Elscint III. Thereafter, a fixture was designed to push the two pins with a single cylinder by 20 mm on one side and the pins were then blown up with air jets into flexible tubes to be used by the customer at two separate places. Elscint provided a complete solution with pneumatics and other elements so that the customer could give just a 24 V DC signal to activate the blow feed.

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.