Stand for mounting a Vibratory Bowl Feeder

Most of the times, customers purchase only a vibratory bowl feeder and a few accessories along with the same. They do not purchase a stand for mounting the same from the bowl feeder manufacturer. The reason most of the times is to save on costs. However, it is better to purchase even the mounting stand from the vibratory bowl feeder manufacturer. The simple reason being that the manufacturer knows the mounting as well as the weight of the vibratory bowl feeder and other accessories ordered. This helps him to plan and manufacture a stand accordingly. Some manufacturers like Elscint also provide height adjustment for the stand. This results in not only in ease of operation for the customer but also ensures that in case of any small change in the outlet height, the same can be adjusted very easily. Standard Elscint stands provide (+/-) 100 mm height adjustment. However, in case of need, even upto (+/-) 250 mm height adjustment can be provided. Further the stand can either be mounted on leveling screw or else on castors, making movement very easy. In case of castors, out of the four, two have braking arrangement to ensure that the stand does not move. Additionally, an extra locking arrangement is part of the Elscint design to ensure ease of operation. Further a full keyway in the bolt used for height adjustment ensures that the vibratory feeder does not rotate. The stand can be either single post (ensuring that the space required is very less) or else cubical (ensuring that the customer has more space for storage). Further, being standardized, not only is the cost less but also the delivery time.

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.