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3 July, 2012

Innovative Usage of Vibratory Bowl Feeders – Feeding of thin parts

Feeding of very thin parts is always difficult in a bowl feeder. Thin parts have a tendency to override one on top of the other, which results in jamming of the washers and additionally it is difficult to segregate two washers in case they come together. A regular “wiper” does not work in such a case. However, there is a special bowl design where the “wiper” itself can be made redundant by providing a specially designed track. 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 has to be made in stainless steel with a very high accuracy. High speeds too are possible for such parts.

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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