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8 December, 2017

Elscint High Speed “O Ring” Feeding System

Elscint, recently completed a project where the requirement was to feed O Rings having diameter 10 mm x 1 mm thickness at a very high speed. The requirement was to feed the O rings in “Flat” orientation at a speed of 600 parts per minute. A hopper for storing 50000 O rings was also required along with a 600 mm long linear track and a stand to mount the complete system.

The O rings where to be fed onto a revolving glass top of the customer for camera based vision inspection. Elscint used its Model 250 with a outer track stainless steel bowl. This ensured multiple tracks which could be converged into a one, whereby a very high speed could be achieved. A 600 mm length machined track was mounted on the linear vibrator for carrying the O rings from the bowl to the revolving glass top of the customer. As the speed was very high, a bulk storage hopper having capacity to store 50000 O rings was provided. A flap type level indicator in the bowl ensured that the hopper would start / stop as per the level of components in the bowl. This whole system was mounted on a single post stand with (+/-) 100 mm ht. adjustment. The stand was mounted on PU levelling screws with grouting provision. The complete system was completed and supplied in less than 4 weeks from receipt of the order.

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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