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3 August, 2020

Elscint Vibratory Bowl Feeder for feeding Oval plastic caps

Elscint recently supplied a vibratory bowl feeder for feeding of Oval Caps having size 64 x 39 mm x 25 mm ht. The requirement was to feed the same in “open side down orientation” with open side forward in widthwise manner to the capping machine of the customer. Additionally an Hopper Elevator was supplied for extra loading capacity. The elevator was completely enclosed giving it a very good aesthetic look. The requirement was to feed the caps at a speed of 40 caps per minute. Elscint used its Model 400 with a stainless steel bowl having diameter of approximately 700 mm for this purpose. Usage of air was allowed and hence air was used for ensuring that only one side came forward (opening side). The caps were then twisted in the bowl itself to make them all upside down (open side down). The required speed was achieved with 100% correct orientation. The elevator base structure was made in Aluminium extruded sections with a stainless steel hopper and a PU belt was used. A level controller was provided in the bowl to ensure that the elevator would work only when the caps in the bowl feeder were less. Additionally, a polycarbonate cover was provided for dust free operation for the Elevator feeder. 

After the caps came out of the bowl, they were conveyed ahead with a linear vibrator of 400 mm length. Thereafter a pneumatic pusher was used to push the caps perpendicularly so as to make them widthwise. Thereafter they were again taken forward upto the customer’s machine on another linear vibrator. 

The scope of supply included the vibratory bowl feeder and along with that a linear vibrator, a pneumatic pusher, stand to mount these and an extra capacity elevator feeder having a capacity of 125 litres. There was a level controller in the bowl as well as in the hopper, with a tower lamp to give signal in case the hopper is empty. You can watch the video of the equipment.

The equipment was dispatched to Israel within a short time to ensure it reaches before the start of the honey making season. The caps were for bottles of honey.

Monish Shete

Monish Shete is CEO of Elscint Automation, a 30 year old firm manufacturing vibratory bowl feeders and similar small part handing products. He personally has more than 25 years experience with last 15 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.


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