Elscint recently manufactured and exported a bowl feeder to South Africa for small bushes with a flange on one side. The bushes were of size flange diameter 14 x bottom diameter 10 mm x 6.7 mm ht. Two outlets were required with different orientation for each of these outlets. The orientation required was the flange to be facing each other. A particular centre distance too was required to be maintained between the two outlets. Again the scope included gravity chutes with sensors on each of these parts with a mounting base plate. As against required speed / feed rate of 15 parts per minute, Elscint achieved a speed of 100 parts per minute per outlet. As usual Elscinthane PU coating was provided on the bowl feeders to ensure that the bushes were not damaged due to constant rubbing on the metal bowl surface. The bowl was made of stainless steel. The gravity chutes too were machined out of stainless steel. The bowl feeder was completed before the committed delivery time and shipped to South Africa. You can watch the video of the bush 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.