Innovative Usage of Vibratory Feeders – Vibratory Bowl Feeder for small balls

Elscint recently manufactured a special and small vibratory bowl feeder for feeding of small balls having diameter dia 4.76 mm. The customer required three outlets with gravity tubes for each of them. Balls have a tendency to roll back in a bowl feeder and do not move up the track. However, in the special type of bowl designed by Elscint, this does not take place. A bowl having diameter 250 mm was fabricated and a speed of 200 balls per minute per outlet was achieved. There being 3 outlets, proper overflow was required for each of the outlets and the same was provided by making a special arrangement. The tooling ensured that even the last ball got fed. Flexible tubes of 1 mtr. Length were attached to each of the outlets for connection to the customer fixture.

Monish Shete

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.