Chain links are required to be stacked on “forks” so that they can be used in the chain making process. These chain links are of various sizes and types with two holes in the same. They are stacked in a magazine which consists of two rods which go into the holes in the chain links. This ensures that the chain links do not fall after stacking. The unit consists of a vibratory bowl feeder, two stacking stations and a table to mount the same. The two outlets are at 180 degrees to each other. A special step design bowl is manufactured to ensure that the chain links get fed properly in the correct orientation. After feeding and orienting the same, they get stacked on the two rods. The rods are removable and can be tightened and loosened with the help of a toggle clamp. This makes the removal and replacement of the rods very easy. Elscint provides two extra sets of rods so that the operator can replace the rods while he uses the stacked magazine. This ensures that the operator’s time is utilized most productively. The vibratory bowl feeder comes with Elscinthane polyurethane bowl coating. A rough texture is given on the Elscinthane coating so that even oily chain links can be fed through the same. The life and performance of the bowl feeder improves tremendously due to the Elscinthane bowl lining. The control is by way of a electronic voltage controller, namely model E5FC, which ensures smooth feeding. Provision for overload cut-off, soft start and soft stop is provided in the controller to ensure trouble free usage.
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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.