Elscint recently manufactured and exported a bowl feeder to South Africa for bolts having head diameter 13 mm x 53 mm length. The bolts were to be fed in a single line onto a gravity chute. The scope of supply included the bowl feeder, gravity chute with a sensor to start / stop the vibrator along with the controller. The complete assembly was mounted on a base plate. The bowl was made of stainless steel and coated with Elscinthane PU coating to reduce the noise level. The bowl being made of metal as also the component, the noise level was high. Elscinthane PU coating ensured that the metal to metal contact between the bowl and the components was eliminated and thus the noise level was brought down to a manageable 72 db. As against the required speed / feed rate of 15 parts per minute, Elscint achived more than 150 parts per minute! The bowl feeder was completed before the committed delivery time and shipped to South Africa. You can watch the video of the bolt feeder.
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.