Tag: vibratory bowls

Mechanics of Vibratory Equipment

The system I am currently working on is a machine that packages small plastic components. It consists of a number of hoppers with linear vibratory feeders that convey the parts into a mechanism that weighs the parts and feeds them

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Operator Assisted Automation

Automated production lines and cells often have stations that require operator interfacing with the equipment. Typically this is due to the extreme costs that are associated with manual loading of parts into a machine. Parts may be too large or

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Vibratory Bowls

Vibratory bowls and feeders use a variable amplitude control box to control a drive unit with thrusters oriented in the direction of part movement. A bowl with special tooling and tracks sized to the component is mounted to the drive

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Filter Tester

In another post I described an air filter tester built with NAS in the late 1990s. These testers were for automotive filters and generally were built around a single automation concept; a Cosmo leak tester or vision system for instance.

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Rubber Gasket Inspection

When I used to do a lot of work for NAS in Knoxville we got a job to inspect rubber gaskets after they came out of the molding process. The gaskets were about 2-3 inches in diameter and were somewhat

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