With over 40 years of continuous
- Wealth of industry experience
- Design and manufacturing in-house
- Bespoke and
- Friendly and dedicated team
We use this experience and knowledge to adapt our designs to even the most
Our ability to design from first principles means that we are not only able to offer standard solutions to problems but we are also often asked to adapt our equipment to suit more specialised applications, which benefits us by pushing our boundaries of knowledge further forward, and in turn our customers who receive the best solution the market has to offer.
Designing and manufacturing in-house
Rather than simply sell handling equipment, our policy is to advise those looking to find the best way to solve a handling problem or improve a current application. If our equipment is the right fit for the job, we will follow it through and provide the same support and advice as we would at first contact. Our priority is always to ensure that the issue is solved in the most effective manner.
Applied Vibration's handling equipment provides solutions to material handling, feeding, screening, elevating and compacting problems - our product and solution pages illustrate just a small part of what we are able to achieve, so be sure to give us a call and talk to our team about how we could help you.
So why vibration equipment?
A vibrating feeder or conveyor is a relatively simple construction with a minimal amount of moving and rotating parts meaning that there is little or no maintenance and therefore very high reliability.
Advantages of vibration equipment:
- Vibration drive units have a low power consumption
- The conveying surfaces are continuous and easily cleaned
- Conveying troughs can be readily enclosed with bolted covers or even tubular in construction. For some applications where regular cleaning is required quick release covers can be fitted
- For heavy duty
applications expendableliner plates can be fitted
- The fact that the materials spend a large part of the time in the air, being thrown upwards by the micro jumps actually means that for many applications wear is reduced
- Conveying troughs can be made in a number of materials including carbon steel stainless steel or plastics
Vibration can also be used to aid the processing of materials. The agitation makes it ideal for processes such as screening where products are separated
There are some limitations to vibrating equipment. It is generally better suited to loose grain materials but will not convey liquids. It can be used for most powder products but those which aerate very easily and display particularly fluid properties can sometimes present problems.Light wet products can also present a problem in that if the wet surface adhesion bond cannot be broken by the vibration then product will not convey satisfactorily. Examples of this can include wet paper and card thin sliced raw potato etc.
For our equipment, conveying distances are generally limited 5
The demands of industry and application of vibration equipment are widely varied, but we have many years practical experience of both the design and manufacture of this equipment.
How does it work?
Our vibrating equipment generally comprises a conveying trough or structure, a vibration exciter or drive unit and vibration isolation mounts such that the unit can be mounted on a static supporting frame.
The vibration exciter can take the form of either an electromagnetic drive unit or twin contra-rotated vibrator motors which are directly mounted on the conveying structure to cause a constant series of linear vibrations.
The linear vibration imparted into the structure causes any loose materials on the conveying surface to be thrown upwards and forwards in a continual series of
Perhaps surprisingly vibration amplitudes do not need to be particularly high with amplitudes less than 1 mm peak to peak being sufficient to move many
Add to that the ability to adjust the amplitude of the unit using a power controller, place the conveying unit beneath a hopper or full of material and you have a means of not only feeding out the contents but also the ability to control the rate at which they are discharged.
Frequency and amplitude of the equipment
Equipment using linear vibration can be installed horizontally and it can even tolerate a small incline - as in the case of spiral elevators which can be used to lift products in the smallest of spaces. Declining a vibrating unit can also be beneficial on occasions used when additional throughput rate achieved is desirable for using the smallest and most cost effective unit.