2 July, 2017
Elscint Vibratory Bowl Feeder for feeding & dispensing screws in 6 rows
Elscint recently manufactured a vibratory bowl feeder for feeding of small M6 x 9 mm length screws in 6 rows. The requirement was to feed the screws in 6 rows and dispense the same (6 at a time) at a particular PCD. The speed required was 20 cycles of 6 screws per minute. Elscint used it Model 250 D with a outer track bowl fabricated in stainless steel with 6 outlets. The screws were taken in tail forward manner in 6 separate tubes. Thereafter the same were connected to a singulating fixture which dispensed only one screw per tube at the required PCD. As happens in a multi track bowl, the speed / feed rate of each of the outlets was different. Hence, Elscint provided sensors for each of the types and used an air blow off to throw back the screws in the bowl once a particular tube was full. The 6 screws were dispensed on receipt of a signal from the customer. The complete assembly including the fixture was mounted on a single base plate. The supply included the control panel. You can watch the video of the same.