This large system was designed with two vibratory bowl feeders and one common parts escapement.
About The Project
A vibratory feeder bowl with an elevated hopper is a device used in industrial automation and manufacturing processes to feed and orient parts or components to downstream machinery or assembly lines. It consists of two primary components: the vibratory feeder bowl and an elevated hopper. Here's how it works:
Elevated Hopper: The elevated hopper is a container positioned above the vibratory feeder bowl. It holds a supply of parts or components that need to be fed into the production process. The hopper typically has an inclined or sloped bottom, which allows parts to flow into the feeder bowl through a channel or chute.
Feeding Mechanism: The feeder bowl itself is a bowl-shaped, vibration-inducing device made of metal or other materials. It is attached to a base or a vibrating platform that contains an electromagnetic coil, a series of springs, or other mechanical means to generate vibrations. These vibrations cause the parts inside the bowl to move in a controlled manner.
Part Orientation: The vibrations from the feeder bowl cause the parts inside to jump and move randomly. However, the design of the feeder bowl is such that it has tracks, ridges, or contours inside that direct the parts to move in a specific orientation. Parts are typically sorted and oriented so that they have a consistent position for downstream processes.
Part Discharge: As the parts inside the feeder bowl are vibrated and oriented, they move towards the exit or discharge point. The elevated hopper's inclined bottom helps in ensuring a consistent supply of parts to the feeder bowl. As parts reach the discharge point, they are released or transferred onto a conveyor belt, assembly line, or other equipment for further processing.
Control System: A control system is used to adjust the vibration frequency and amplitude, allowing operators to fine-tune the feeder's performance to suit the specific requirements of the production process. Sensors and feedback systems can also be used to monitor the flow of parts and make adjustments as needed.
The combination of the elevated hopper and the vibratory feeder bowl ensures a continuous and controlled supply of parts, which is crucial for many manufacturing and assembly applications. This system is commonly used in industries such as automotive, electronics, pharmaceuticals, and food processing, where precise part orientation and consistent feeding are essential for quality and efficiency.
We were able to work with our customer to design the custom part escapement that would feed their pick-and-place applications in their automated machine.
At Bellco, we value long-term relationships and our goal is always to ensure we are delivering systems that we are confident in the craftsmanship and functionality. We stand behind our systems and are willing to go the extra mile to ensure our customers are happy.
Our customer was able to enjoy our quick turn-around and delivery time for this system which was operating, passed the acceptance testing and was out the door within 12 weeks of placing the order - another testament to our dedication to customer service.
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