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16 January, 2019

Vibratory bowl feeder for Plastic cups

Elscint recently manufactured and supplied two bowl feeders for a small plastic cap having diameter 16 mm x 6 mm height. The requirement was to feed the caps in rolling orientation with the open side away from the bowl centre. One bowl feeder was clockwise and the other anti-clockwise. They were mounted on a single base plate with vertical gravity tracks next to each other with a centre distance of 250 mm. The customer kept his assembly fixture in this gap for assembly of the caps. The feed rate specified by the customer was 50 parts per minute while Elscint provided 80 parts per minute in each of the bowl feeders. A sensor was mounted on the track so that once the same was full, the respective bowl feeders could be switched off, reducing the noise as well as energy consumption. The equipment was completed within 4 weeks from receipt of the order and supplied and commissioned at the customer’s factory.

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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