Vibratory Feeding & Stacking Systems
20 September 2012
Elscint recently supplied a vibratory feeding and stacking system for lapping operation of a very small component having diameter 5 mm x 2.82 mm height with a small boss having dia 2 on one side.
The requirement was to stack this component on a Hylem Plate having diameter 190 mm. The stacked Hylem Ring was required to be transferred onto the lapping machine for further operation. Presently, the Hylem Rings were stacked manually and loaded onto the lapping machine. The component being very small, this used to take a lot of time. Hence, Elscint supplied a feeding solution where the parts were loaded and oriented in a vibratory bowl feeder, namely Model 160 with a cast aluminum bowl with Elscinthane PU coating.
Thereafter the parts were transferred to another vibratory drive on which the hylem plate and ring were mounted through a linear vibrator. The components would automatically get stacked inside the hylem ring on thehylem plate. A quick mounting and removal arrangement was provided for the hylem plate and ring whereby they could be removed easily for transfer to the lapping machine.
A top acrylic dust cover too was provided. At a speed of more than 180 parts per minute, the hylem ring would get completely stacked in less than 8 minutes, automating the operation. A sensor to ensure that the equipment switches off once the hylem ring is completely stacked too was provided.
The complete system was mounted on a table making it complete solution for the customer. You can even watch the video of the equipment.
For further information, please contact Monish Shete:
W-191 Bhosari MIDC,
Pune 411 026. India
Tel.: +91-20-27122059 Fax: +91-20-27122994
E-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org
Website - www.elscintautomation.com