23. November 2014 10:43
Elscint will be taking part in IMTEX 2015 the largest Machine Tool Exhibition in India being held in BIEC, Bangaluru, India from 22nd January to 28th January, 2015. In addition to the regular products like vibratory bowl feeders, linear vibrators and gear boxes and geared motors, some innovative products which are going to be displayed are rotary / centrifugal feeders for feeding of flat drippers, a six outlet vibratory bowl feeder made for medical components, weld nut feeder with air blow arrangement etc. These and other equipment will be displayed in its Stall No. H 104 in Hall 3A. Tooled and untooled bowls of all types i.e. stainless steel, cast aluminum, fabricated as well as machined types etc will be on display. A major highlight will be that senior sales application Engineers from Elscint will be available for interaction and discussions regarding the part feeding needs of its customers during the period of the exhibition. Customers are requested to take full advantage of this opportunity and come along with their sample components and feeding details for discussion with the sales application engineers of Elscint Automation at its Stall.
12. November 2014 12:18
Elscint recently completed its factory expansion. An adjoining plot of 8000 sq. ft. was acquired about 3 years back and construction on the same had started. The new additional space available is now 6500 sq. ft on the ground floor. The total factory shop floor now is assembly area of 10000 sq. ft + 3000 sq. ft. machine shop. The new shop floor has all required facilities like EOT Crane, strategically located pneumatic and electrical points etc. Elscint has endeavored to make a world class factory. The new factory has separate areas for canteen, changing rooms, three separate wash rooms at strategic locations, etc. Do visit us to have a look at the new facilities.
7. November 2014 09:54
Elscint Automation, the leading vibratory bowl feeder manufacturer from India recently supplied a vibratory bowl feeder for feeding of rubber bushings to the USA. The part was a conical rubber bushing and the orientation required was flat with the smaller diameter down. Elscint provided Model 250 EV in which more than 2000 parts could be loaded. The speed or the feed rate required was 20 parts per minute. Elscint could achieve a speed of more than 90 parts per minute. Additionally, a linear track having length of 450 mm was supplied for further conveying of the parts to the work station of the customer. The bowl feeder was completed within a time frame of 3 weeks against a commitment of 6 weeks and shipped by air freight to the USA. You can watch the video of this bowl feeder for feeding of the conical rubber bushings.
28. October 2014 08:33
Elscint recently supplied a large vibratory bowl feeder for large plastic caps to a company in Israel. There were two types of caps, one having diameter of 90 mm and one having diameter of 60 mm. The feed rate or speed required was 50 caps per minute for each of them. Elscint provided separate changeover tooling for these two sizes and the speed achieved was 60 caps per minute for the bigger size caps and 80 caps per minute for the dia 60 mm caps. The orientation required was open side facing ground and the same was achieved. Additionally, Elscint provided a gravity chute with an auto-switch off mechanism along with a stopper for the caps. A pressing conveyor too was included as part of the complete equipment. Model VBF 630 with a stainless steel bowl having diameter of almost 1100 mm was used for this purpose and the same was delivered to Israel by air freight. As against a committed delivery time of 6 weeks, Elscint completed the order in less than 4 weeks.
You can watch the video of this bowl feeder for feeding of the small dia 60 mm caps and for the one for the dia 90 mm caps
13. October 2014 05:43
Elscint recently completed an assignment wherein the requirement was to feed 40 types of components of various dimensions. The parts being carbide inserts, which, though small were very heavy. They required orientation and additionally, some inserts were having diameter more than length, some having diameter equal to length and some length more than diameter. Hence, Elscint provided a total of 4 bowls with changeover tooling for each of these. In most cases, the lot sizes were small and hence, a small bowl feeder (Model 250 with bowl diameter of around 400 mm) was used. This made bowl as well as tooling replacement very easy. The lot sizes in most cases too were less and this made the small bowl convenient. For higher lot sizes, Elscint provided a 50 ltr. Hopper feeder which could accommodate the larger quantity. Further, having a hopper feeder ensured that the bowl feeder was always having only a certain number of components, so that the load on the vibrator was constant in all cases, providing a constant feed. Elscint also provided a linear vibrator with tubes to accommodate different sizes of components for further feeding to the centreless grinding machine. This provided a constant pressure and push to the parts when they entered the grinding machine. The bowl was coated with Elscinthane PU coating, ensuring that the noise level was less by eliminating the metal to metal contact between the stainless steel bowl and the carbide inserts.
3. October 2014 11:26
Elscint recently manufactured a vibratory bowl feeder where very small rivets were required in two rows in head up orientation. The usual tendency of such rivets is to come in head down orientation. None of them come in the required orientation of head up. Hence, Elscint first ensured head down orientation and then used a sector type track to turn them upside down, ensuring that the final orientation of head up was achieved. Further, as there were two outlets, proper overflow was needed to be ensured on each of the outlets. The bowl was a double start bowl which was completely machined. The sector and linear track too was machined with high accuracy and a polycarbonate see through cover was provided for the linear track. Speed of 100 rivets per minute per row was achieved which was more than the requirement of the customer
24. September 2014 03:49
Elscint recently manufactured a vibratory bowl feeding system for feeding grading and blow feeding of hex bolts of the size M8 x 39 mm having a flange. The diameter of the flange was to be checked. In case of oversize or undersize flange, the bolt had to be rejected and only the correct size of bolts had to be blow fed through two separate tubes to two separate stations 5 meters away. Elscint used Model 400 vibratory bowl feeder with a cast aluminium bowl with Elscinthane coating which has a loading capacity of 30 kgs for feeding of the bolts. Thereafter, segregation of the bolts with respect to the undersize and oversize flange was done by using two counter rotating rollers. These rollers ensured that the undersized and oversize bolts fell into separate bins earmarked for the same. The correct size of bolts were then singulated and blow fed through proper flexible tubes to the required stations (two numbers). For this pneumatic cylinders were used with a fixture which ensured that each of the stations was fed on receipt of the required signal from the end of the customer. The whole equipment was mounted on a table as per the requirement of the customer. The complete electrical and pneumatic system was manufactured by Elscint and supplied to the customer. Even commissioning of the equipment was undertaken at the customer’s end.
13. September 2014 09:40
Elscint recently manufactured three bowl feeders for feeding of valve seats and valve guides. There were two valve seats, both having a diameter of dia 44 mm with the thickness of one being 5 mm and another 6 mm. Both required orientation with respect to one face. The difference was that the internal diameter had an inside 0.5 mm chamfer. Elscint could orient them as per the customer’s requirement. Elscint also made a poka yoke provision in each of the bowls which ensure that in case of loading of the valve seats in the wrong bowl, the same were rejected and taken out from the bowl itself. Thereafter, the valve seats were checked with the help of a pneumatic tool which checked not only whether the orientation was correct but also in case the other valve seat came forward. The rejection was done with the help of a three stage Festo make pneumatic cylinder. Thereafter, the valve seats were pneumatically pushed up four metres in height and then rolled down four metres in one direction to take them to the loading position. This ensured that the feeding system could be kept 4 metres away from the loading station. Thereafter, eight valve seats were kept ready for dispensing in the moving magazine of the customers handling system. The third component to be fed in this system was valve guide. Twenty four of these were required. The size of the valve guide was dia 8 mm x 47.5 mm length. These did not have any particular orientation so they were fed axially from the bowl feeder, pneumatically pushed up 6 metres with a Festo make cylinder and then taken forward 5 metres. At the end of the tube, a fixture was manufactured to ensure that the axially oriented valve guides were converted into rolling orientation and then a single valve guide was singulated and released into the moving magazine of the handler. The total equipment used 3 numbers of Model 400 bowl feeders with cast aluminium bowls with Elscinthane PU coating. Elscint proved the working of this equipment at its factory and then installed and commissioned the equipment at the customer’s site.
3. September 2014 06:58
Elscint recently manufactured a bowl feeder for feeding of cellphone charging pins. The requirement was not only to feed the pins through a vibratory bowl feeder but also to singulate them and keep them ready for pickup by a robot at a centre distance of 60 mm in lengthwise manner. Elscint used a Model 250 EV vibratory bowl feeder with a cast aluminium bowl with Elscinthane coating. The tooling was made in stainless steel. The bowl had a capacity of storing approximate 2500 pins and a linear vibrator with 400 mm long track. Thereafter, two pneumatic slides were used to ensure that the gap between two parts was exactly 60 mm. Proper sensors and reed switches were used to ensure this. The cycle time achieved was 15 x 2 parts per lift, which was more than the requirement of the customer. SMC make pneumatics were used as specified by the customer. The complete system was given on a stand which had an adjustment of (+/-) 100 mm as per the requirement of the customer. Additionally a level control with a tower lamp indicator was provided to ensure that the operator gets to know once the bowl is getting empty. Additionally Frequency Controllers were provided for both the bowl feeder as well as the linear vibrator as the customer’s factory is situated in a place where the power situation is bad and hence regular use of diesel genset is a must. Elscint Frequency Controllers, EFQC3 & EFQC1.5 respectively for the bowl feeder and the linear vibrator ensured that such disruptions do not affect the output and efficiency of the equipment.
29. August 2014 06:33
Elscint recently manufactured a bowl feeder for feeding of brass inserts. In fact, two bowl feeder were manufactured, one for feeding of brass inserts having dia 10.50 x 12.50 mm length and dia 13 x 12 mm length. The brass inserts were conical in shape, making the orientation difficult, especially for the dia 13 x 12 mm one as the length and the minor diameter were the same. However, the innovative tooling designed by Elscint ensured that the orientation was correct and possibility of wrongly oriented components was totally eliminated. Additionally, a linear vibrator was provided to ensure the components were taken ahead with a slot in the track for easy pickup of the components at the end of the track. The customer requested for frequency controllers for the bowl feeder and the linear vibrator as well as feedback control for the vibratory bowl feeder. This too was supplied. There were a total of 3 sets, which were delivered within 4 weeks of receipt of the order. Elscint used its Model 250 bowl feeder with Elscinthane PU coating. The brass inserts being metallic, with the Elscinthane PU coating, the metal to metal contact between the bowl surface and the inserts was avoided, thus reducing the noise considerably. You can watch the video of this bowl feeder for feeding of the small inserts and for the bigger size brass inserts