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Case Study

Vibratory Nut Conveyor


Case Parameters

General Properties
Equipment Type: Conveyor
Industry: Food / Pharmaceutical
Physical Properties
Unit Length: 3046 mm
Unit Width: 517 mm
Unit Height: 767 mm
Unit Weight: 160 kg
Capacity: 0.75 tph
Product Nuts
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Liner Type
Support Type Steel Coil Spring
Trough Construction Stainless Steel
Cover Type
Motor Quantity 2
Support Location Bottom


A client needed a hygienic method to transport roasted nuts from an oven into a bucket elevator for further processing.

During oven startup, nuts are fed through but are rejected. The client also wanted a method of discharging the rejects to the side.

The oven also caused other issues with discharge as the area is quite large and material is difficult to catch.


Vibroflow offered a direct drive vibratory conveyor to receive material from the oven and feed into the bucket elevator.

Build material is a food grade stainless steel (316). In order to overcome the reject discharge, Vibroflow installed a removable side chute that, when installed, will discharge all material to the side.

Vibroflow increased the catchment area by installing a high side wall which would force the nuts to bounce back into the trough.

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