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1 April, 2019

Vibratory bowl feeder for feeding of various parts to Eddy Current Testing Machine

Elscint recently completed an assignment wherein the requirement was to feed various types of shafts for testing to an Eddy Current Testing Machine. There were various sizes of shafts ranging from dia 18.5 x 73.50 mm length to dia 16 x 57.3 mm length. This was the major diameter and both ends were having different diameters. The requirement was to orient the shafts in one particular manner. The interesting part was the at both the sides were having equal weight and hence orientation was difficult. However, Elscint took this up as a challenge and did the orientation with an air jet. As the equipment wsa for integration with an Eddy Current Testing Machine, Elscint provided a tubular gravity chute ahead of the bowl feeder with a pneumatic singulator / singulator for releasing one shaft at a time on receipt of a signal from the Eddy Current Testing Machine. To make changeover between two parts easy, Elscint provided separate tooling fixtures for each of the shafts, making the changeover very easy and convenient for the operator. The complete system was mounted on a single post stand with (+/-) 100 mm ht. adjustment in order to match the input height of the Eddy Current Testing Machine. The bowl was coated with Elscinthane PU coating for reduction in noise level as well as better performance. Elscint supplied the equipment within a short time and even provided installation, commissioning and integration with the Eddy Current Testing Machine in Bangalore. As Elscint has a local office in Bangalore, service and installation is fast and convenient for its Bangalore customers.

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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