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24 January, 2010

Mounting of the coil of a vibratory bowl feeder

There are two places where coils of a vibratory bowl feeder are mounted. One is centrally (either one coil or else two coils) or else on the periphery of the vibratory bowl feeder (three or four coils). Most manufacturers mount the coils centrally. The advantage is that one requires only a single coil, thus reducing the cost and secondly, the coil can be made powerful enough so that the same one can be used across models. But the disadvantage is that having a single central coil, leads to excessive vibrations at the centre, which reduce as the part moves away from the bowl centre. Whereas some manufacturers like Elscint mount the coils on the periphery of the vibratory bowl feeder. However, for this the coils need to be correctly designed for each and every model. But the advantages are that firstly there is no extra energy wasted, thus saving on energy costs and secondly, the coils being on the periphery of the vibratory feeder, the vibrations are equally transferred to the bowl, leading to better performance of the vibratory bowl feeder. Secondly, being on the periphery, one can design the bowl having a slightly bigger diameter.

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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