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13 March, 2017

Elscint Vibratory Bowl Feeder for small springs

Elscint recently manufactured a miniature vibratory bowl feeder for feeding of small springs having diameter 5 mm and length 11 mm. Feeding of springs is very complicated as they have a tendency of getting entangled. However, the special bowl design developed by Elscint ensures that entangled springs do not come forward but also get disentangled. In this particular case, the requirement was to feed them in a single row, remove the entangled springs, if any and then feed them into a tubular gravity chute for hand pick up at the end of the chute. There was a space constraint and hence the customer wanted a very small bowl feeder for this application. Hence, Elscint recommended its Model 100 with a cylindrical bowl having diameter120 mm with a single track. The springs which were entangled were removed from the outlet position and fell back into the bowl. The falling impact, ensured that most of these entangled springs got disentangled. Additionally, a sensor was fixed on the fixed tubular gravity chute so that once the chute was full, the bowl feeder could be switched off.

 

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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