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23 November, 2015

Innovative Usage of Vibratory Feeders – Elscint Vibratory Bowl Feeder for thin silver contacts

Elscint recently manufactured a vibratory bowl feeder for feeding a very thin contacts. The parts were having size 4 mm x 3 mm x 0.5 mm thickness with two slits on one side. The requirement was to get the slits towards the bowl centre as the contacts moved lengthwise. Due to the parts being very thin, there was a tendency of the parts coming double or jamming at the outlet. However, in the specially designed bowl feeder manufactured by Elscint, these possibilities were totally eliminated, resulting in smooth flow the parts at a high speed of 150 parts per minute.  Linear vibrator with 250 mm long track with a sensor attached to the same to switch off the bowl feeder was provided. Additionally, height adjustment of (+/-) 30 mm was provided for the bowl feeder and linear vibrator to make it easy for the customer to integrate with his system. The complete bowl was fully machined from stainless steel on a 5 Axis Vertical Machining Centre for achieving the required accuracy. You can watch the video of this bowl feeder.

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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