Vibratory conveyors are used to transport material when an application has special requirements.
Common applications include material that is:
- Intolorent of contamination
- Extremely hot
The primary difference between a vibratory conveyor and feeder is that the conveyors are not designed to cope with headloads. Vibrating conveyors generally receive a constant flow of material that is never dumped in large, heavy batches.
Due to the distance limits of directly driven vibratory conveyors, sub resonant drive systems are mostly installed. Lengths of up to 20m can be achieved without special design requirements on sub resonant vibratory conveyors.
Other processes can be achieved with vibratory conveyors besides the simple movement of material. Product can be subsequently heated, cooled, mixed or aerated. It can also be lifted or dropped. Together with an electrical control unit, material can also be sped up or slowed down depending on requirements.
Trough construction is either mild steel or various grades of stainless steel depending on application and process requirements.
Liners on vibratory conveyors are used either to protect the trough structure or assist in the conveying efficiency. Steel based liners are commonly used for protection with specific hard wearing materials such as Bisalloy or Hardox. Stainless steel can also be used for protection but also for it's low friction coefficient. Plastic based liners, such as polyurethane, are also hard wearing and extremely slippery.
Vibroflow offers a wide selection of vibratory feeder designs to facilitate specific requirements. We can assist in the selection of the appropriate feeding technology to satisfy clients' requirements.