Feeding of very large bolts or screws in a vibratory part feeder bowl is not possible. However, Elscint has developed an innovative feeding system for feeding of Bolts having size M 6 to M 24 and length between 30 mm to 200 mm. Any number of sizes between these dimensions can be fed through this type of feeding system. A chain elevator feeder and a custom built vibratory linear feeder are used in this case. Bulk loading of the bolts can be done at the ground level in a 200 Ltr. Hopper. The elevator feeder carries the bolts from the hopper to a height of about three meters from where they are unloaded onto a customized Elscint In-Line Rail Feeder which then transports the bolts in head up direction. A Pneumatic Escapement can also be attached to this equipment, if required. This releases the bolts one at a time on receipt of a 24 V DC signal. Speed of between 50 to 200 pieces per minute can be achieved depending upon the sizes of the bolts. The system results in a smooth flow of components without any starvation to the subsequent Machine.
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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.