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Transfer of components using a bowl feeder

The Problem

bowl feeder

A manufacturer of tube fittings made extensive use of vibratory bowl feeders to move metal products around and to transfer them from a hopper to the next stage of a production process. The noise level associated with this was 96dB.

Bowl feeder

The Solution

The inside surfaces of the bowl feeder were faced with a 3mm thick layer of shotblast rubber held in place with a contact adhesive.

The Results

The noise level was reduced by at some 5dB to 91dB.

The Costs

£70 per bowl feeder (including adhesive, and in house labour).

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CMT Engineering

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Noise control technique

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Updated 2010-03-02