Chains links are a very small part where the orientation is difficult and the required feed rate or speed is also very high (upto 300 pieces per minute). Not only is their orientation very difficult as there is very less difference between the two ends but the links being very flat and thin (0.60 mm in thickness) makes it doubly difficult. However, Elscint Automation (www.elscintautomation.com) has developed a Vibratory Bowl Feeder, which not only orients the links in the correct manner but also feeds them at a very high speed. The outer track is made in such a way to ensure that there is an overflow which means that there is no jamming of components in the track even if the outlet is closed / chute is full. This eliminates the requirement of having a Sensor for stopping the Vibratory Bowl Feeder every time the outlet chute is full.
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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.