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13 May, 2017

Elscint Vibratory Bowl Feeder for Sunflower seeds

Elscint recently manufactured a special and small vibratory bowl feeder for feeding of sunflower seeds. The sunflower seeds were having varying sizes and dimensions and hence feeding the same was a challenge. Plus the speed required was 600 seeds per minute, which translated into 8 metres per minute, which too was on a higher side. The end use was for vision inspection and hence a single line of the seeds was required along with high accuracy and very accurate and precise feeding. Elscint used its Model 160 with a stainless steel cylindrical bowl for this application. The specially designed bowl ensured that a single flow of seeds was fed but the speed at which it was dispensed was very high. Further, a linear vibrator with a 500 mm track was provided to ensure that the seeds flow onto the turntable of the manufacturer. Additionally, a frequency controller was provided with the provision for varying the speed of the vibrator through a PLC so that the speed could be adjusted as per requirement.

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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