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13 July, 2015

Innovative Usage of Vibratory Feeders – Elscint Vibratory Bowl Feeder for feeding plastic rivets in 6 rows

Elscint recently manufactured a vibratory bowl feeder for feeding of plastic rivets in 6 rows. The rivets were small ones, having dia 10.60 mm x tail dia 6.40 mm x 12.30 mm ht. The requirement was to feed the rivets in 6 rows at a centre distance of 50.47 mm at various uneven points at a speed of 60 parts per minute per row. Elscint recommended its Model 400 HD with Linear Vibrator Model Elscint II HD. Model 400 HD has a bowl diameter of more than 700 mm ensuring a lot of loading capacity, eliminating the need of a separate hopper and level control. A speed of between 60 to 120 parts was observed in the various rows. A major requirement in case of multiple outlets is that there should be proper overflow arrangement to ensure that once a particular track is full, the excess rivets are either diverted to another track or fall back into the bowl. Elscint ensured that this was taken care off. The rivets being white in colour, Elscinthane coating was provided on the bowl to ensure that they do not get coloured or dirty during usage in the stainless steel bowl. The equipment was supplied to a customer in Canada and hence was made to work on 110 V / 60 Hz input power. Confirmation videos were sent to the customer for his approval and then the system was packed and dispatched by air freight mode to Canada.

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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