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25 December, 2013

Innovative Usage of Vibratory Bowl Feeders – Elscint Bowl Feeder for feeding thin metal seals

Elscint recently manufactured a vibrator bowl feeder for feeding of very thin seals made out of 0.3 mm thick strip. As in case of very thin parts, the tendency is to override one on top of the other, which results in jamming of the parts and additionally it is difficult to segregate two seals as they get into each other but also come as a bunch and are difficult to singulate. The seals being conical, removing the overriding ones too is difficult. A regular “wiper” does not work in such a case. However, Elscint has designed a special conical bowl which eliminated this problem completely. This ensures that the overriding components fall back into the bowl. This eliminates the possibility of jamming due to the overriding of the thin components. This track is made in stainless steel with a very high accuracy. High speeds too are possible for such parts. Further, a small belt conveyor was given to convey the components upto the assembly station.

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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