Unless you work in the industrial field—specifically in tooling and finishing parts—then working with a vibratory feeder bowl might not be something you know much about. Fortunately, we can break it down for anyone to understand. This is how to tool a vibratory feeder bowl for those looking to learn.
Design for Automation
The structure of a small vibratory bowl feeder is very intricate. There are diagrams with step-by-step instructions on exactly how they’re put together for the proper procedure when in operation. These designs help finish the products how they were intended.
Weight and Parts
In this process, while you’re working the machine up to its fullest potential, you must consider what it can and cannot handle. Line up the pieces that need polishing and finishing by their size and weight and which the tool can handle. If done properly, you should get a similar result nearly every time.
When all is set up, it’s a good idea to take an inventory and make one run-through if possible. By doing this step, you prevent anything from going wrong. Having the right parts means you’ll end up with what you were initially after.
Orientation of Shapes
Shapes play a huge role in how the feeder operates. Without certain shapes, you couldn’t get in between certain grooves to smooth down and polish pieces. Having a variety ensures you’ll have an end result you can be proud of. Whenever you’re orienting your shapes, make sure there’s a good number of each. Just make sure you don’t have an over-abundance of any one shape or the product will end up misshapen and the job won’t get done correctly.
In order to understand the process of vibratory finishing with feeder bowls, you must get down to the basics of how it’s built and how the inside parts work. If you ever need a refresher on how to tool a vibratory finishing bowl, refer to this article.
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