Vibrating Bowl Feeder MKII - 3D Print - Industrial Automation 3D print model
This is the latest design for our 3d printable vibrating bowl feeder. It is much larger and functions much more reliably than out MKI bowl feeder. The parts required in addition to the printed components are all generic parts cheaply available from eBay, Aliepress or Amazon.
This bundle includes all of the STL files, as well as the original SolidWorks files in case you want to reverse engineer anything. You get all of the final release files, as well as a few developmental files and alternate bowl styles. This was printed in ABS material for it's favorable wear characteristics and springiness, but any similar polymer should work well.
This device can be seen running 6mm O rings on YouTube here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkNtlXqbp94&t=171s and here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwgzDpe0PMY&t=8s
In addition to the printed parts, you are going to need some 8mm hard chrome bar, a flanged 8mm linear bearing (LMF8UU) and a handful of small M3 fasteners. The actual motor is a 385 frame sized Vibrating motor from ebay. These are generally very cheap, and there are a wide range of styles available. You will also want a PWM controller (Preferably a slightly higher quality one - they tend to hold the output frequency much better) a power supply and some hook up wire. There is a cut out in the base for mounting a 40mmx20mm cooling fan, but this really isn't necessary unless you plant to run continuously for extended periods.
Assembly is fairly straightforward. The parts mostly clip together, or else are held in place with M3x10 cap screws. The 8mm hard chrome bar will need to be cut to length with an abrasive cut off disk. I found this easiest to do before assembling the 'Vibro Base Chassis', 'Vibro Base Top Pad' and the 'Dog Bone's, plus the LMF8UU bearing, and then passing the rod through and cutting to length. You only need about 3mm of travel, so the motor mount can be fairly near the top of the chassis.
A video of this running can be found here; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkNtlXqbp94&t=7s
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