Elscint recently manufactured a vibratory bowl feeder for feeding of aluminum caps of two sizes. The dimensions of the caps were dia 18.2 x 15 mm ht. and dia 15.50 x 12.80 mm ht. respectively. Elscint recommended its Model 250 with cast aluminium bowl with Elscinthane PU coating. Changeover tooling was provided to ensure that each of these caps were fed in the correct orientation without any problem. The required speed was 60 parts per minute. However Elscint achieved a speed of more than 200 caps per minute in the correct orientation. Further proper overflow arrangement was provided so that even if the customer did not provided a sensor in his chute, the caps would keep falling back into the bowl.
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.