Vibratory Feeding System for Valve Plate

Elscint recently supplied 5 vibratory feeding system for valve plate which is a very small component having diameter 5 mm x 2.82 mm height with a small boss of dia 2 on one side. The requirement was to feed this component with the boss up further to a linear vibrator. Elscint supplied a feeding solution where the parts were loaded and oriented in a vibratory bowl feeder, namely Model 160 with a cast aluminum bowl with Elscinthane PU coating. Thereafter the parts were transferred onto a linear vibrator having a track of 180 mm length. Thereafter a pneumatic cylinder pushed the component into the fixture of the customer. The customer had purchased a bowl feeder from a local manufacturer in Bangalore and it gave a speed of just 20 pieces per minute. Further there used to be a lot of jamming of the parts in the chute. Hence, the customer approached Elscint for a solution. By using a different concept of orientation, Elscint perfected a high speed solution for this application. A speed of above 200 parts per minute was achieved. After the first unit was supplied, the customer immediately ordered 4 more units, which too Elscint supplied in record time to the satisfaction of the customer.

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.

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