Feeding of pen barrels made of plastic is difficult as the orientation is critical and speed required is very high. However, Elscint has developed a unique vibratory bowl feeder for feeding of plastic pen barrels having length of 70 mm. These pen barrels are used in sketch pens. They are made of plastic and are very light weight. Secondly, they need to be oriented with respect to one particular side which has just a small step towards the end and most importantly; they need to be stacked by getting them out in a rolling position. Elscint has perfected the orientation of these parts and hence can provide feeding at a very high speed of 80 pieces per minute (for the 70 mm length pen barrels) with the correct orientation and that too in a rolling position! The unique orientation concept perfected by Elscint is provided at two places to ensure that even a single wrongly oriented component does not come out of the bowl. Elscint uses a cast aluminium bowl with its popular Elscinthane PU coating. The tooling is made in stainless steel with full argon welding which ensures there is no wear and tear.
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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.