Elscint has developed a lot of expertise in manufacturing vibratory bowl Feeders for blood bag components. The main requirement is for feeding of parts like the threaded stopper and hub cover, which go into the blood bag as well as saline bags. Orientation and feeding of the “threaded stopper” is quite easy but the “hub cover” is quite difficult to orient and secondly, getting the required speed / feed rate is a challenge. However, Elscint has developed a very modular design for its bowl which makes it easy to achieve various speeds. Speeds of upto 200 parts per minute are possible. Further, being medical parts, a medical grade bowl made of stainless steel with proper welding and polishing is required. In case of a recent order, the orientation required for both the parts was “rolling with pointed side towards bowl centre”. Additionally, Elscint provided a gravity chute with a sensor to ensure that the bowl feeder got switched off once the chute got full. The bowl feeders were supplied along with Frequency Controllers of suitable rating.
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.