Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Prodaid supplies and integrates bowl feeder with press of customer

Prodaid recently completed a vibratory bowl feeder for feeding of dia 17 mm x 12 mm thickness bush with a flange on one side. The requirement was to feed the components in a single line, singulate them and them place them onto the indexing table of the customer for further operation. Prodaid completed this complete unit including integration of the equipment with the indexing table of the customer. The equipment consisted of a vibratory bowl feeder Model P-VBF 250 with a 400 mm diameter top bowl made of cast aluminium, coated with polyurethane coating. A gravity chute was then provided made of stainless steel tube for further take the component from the bowl feeder to the indexing table of the customer. A Pneumatic Escapement was attached to the gravity chute which ensured only a single component was released. This pneumatic escapement was activated with a sensor which was attached to the indexing table, thus co-ordinating the same with the indexing mechanism of the customer’s indexing table. A speed of 60 parts per minute was achieved. The whole equipment was mounted on a square tube stand of suitable height.