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26 February, 2010

Feeding of various sizes of caps in a single bowl

When it comes to accommodating various parts in a single bowl, then caps of various sizes are easy to accommodate in a single bowl with simple changeover tooling. For tooling a bowl for caps, three things are required. First being “wiper” which ensures that only a single cap moves forward while the ones on top of each other fall back in as well as those resting on their edge too fall back in. Then comes the “scallop”. It is the part with which the caps with the open side facing ground fall back into the bowl while the ones with the open side facing sky move forward. The third one is the part for ensuring that the caps coming out as “open side facing sky” are turned 180 degrees to make then “open side facing ground”. For accommodating various sizes of caps in a single bowl, the “wiper” needs to be adjusted up or down to ensure that only a single cap moves forward while the one on top of each other fall back as well as those resting on their edge too fall back in. Then the “scallop” needs to be changed as per the diameter of the cap. The third adjustment i.e. that for turning / twisting the caps in 180 degrees, too needs to be changed. However, Elscint has developed an innovative tooling for twisting the caps in 180 degrees that it need not be changed from cap to cap. The same tooling can accommodate a wide variety of caps. However, in case there is a huge variation in the diameters of the caps, then a slight adjustment is required. Elscint can accommodate caps having diameter from 15 mm to even upto dia 100 mm in the same bowl with this innovative tooling.

Monish Shet

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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