3 July, 2013
Innovative Usage of Vibratory Bowl Feeders – Feeding steel bush in two rows with escapement
Elscint recently manufactured a vibratory Bowl Feeder for feeding of bushes in two outlets. Additionally, Elscint provided a double escapement to release one bush from each of the rows simultaneously on receipt of a signal (from the customer’s PLC). Further a sensor was mounted on both the outlet chutes ensuring that the bowl feeder was switched off once both the chutes were full. As the customer’s cycle time was much less (3 parts per minute per row) as compared to the speed of the bowl feeder (50 parts per minute per row), this ensured that the bowl feeder remained switched off most of the times, reducing not only the power consumption but also the noise level. The double escapement (to release one bush at a time was designed in such a way that only a single Festo make cylinder was used for this purpose.