Industrial Vibrators for Bins & Hoppers, Chutes and Silos
Vibrators will enhance the handling of any powder or bulk solid. Industrial Vibrators, driven by pneumatic, electric, or hydraulic power, can energize and maintain the movement of wet or dry materials by reducing both particle-to-particle and material-to-structure friction. But it is the adherence to Applied Vibration Principles when selecting, locating and mounting a Vibrator that ensures powder and bulk solid materials flow more freely, feed more consistently, sort more effectively, and compact more efficiently.
For over 70-years, AIRMATIC has been at the forefront of solving bulk material flow problems through the science and engineering of Applied Vibration Technology. We have successfully prescribed countless permanent mount and portable mount air vibrators and electric vibrators to improve the flow of powders and bulk solids into or out-of material containments from spice tins, to forms/molds, bins, hoppers, chutes and silos, to hopper-bottom railcars, to trucks and mobile equipment without hang-ups, bottlenecks or QC issues.
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Concrete Vibrators for Consolidation and Finishing
Internal and External Concrete Vibrators used in the Precast, Prestressed and Cast-in-Place Concrete Construction Industries ensure that poured concrete consolidates properly.
Freshly-placed concrete can contain 5% to 20% entrapped air, which increases the concrete’s permeability, and reduces its density, strength, and durability. Failure to properly consolidate concrete will result in pockets of air that can compromise the strength, integrity, and appearance of the concrete. The majority of common defects, such as honeycombing, rock pockets, “bugholes”, sand streaks, pour lines, and voids, are avoidable if the concrete is properly vibrated during the pour – whether using electric-driven or air-driven High Frequency Rotary Form Vibrators, eg, pneumatic Dual Roller Vibrators; or Reciprocating External Form Vibrators, eg, Piston Vibrators; or using air-driven, electric-driven or gas-driven Internal Concrete Vibrators, including Flex-Shaft Immersion Vibrators, High Frequency Internal Vibrators, and Backpack Vibrators, eg, Spud Vibrators or Poker Vibrators, or using both Internal Vibrators and External Form Vibrators in concert. We also offer a complete line of Pneumatic and Electric Vibratory Screeds, Vibrating Trowels, Finishing Beams, and Vibrating Tables for concrete molds.
AIRMATIC stocks Internal Concrete Vibrators and repair parts from the nation’s leading manufacturers: WYCO, WACKER NEUSON, OZTEC, and CHICAGO PNEUMATIC Poker Vibrators. Further, AIRMATIC stocks External Form Vibrators and repair parts including the complete range of pneumatic Dual Roller Vibrators, Turbine Vibrators, Piston Vibrators, and Electric Vibrators; Quick-change Cradle Lug Brackets; Vibrator Repair Parts and Bracket Repair Parts; and a full range of Air and Electric Vibrator Accessories to keep Concrete Vibrators operating at peak efficiency. With over 50-years of experience in Concrete Vibration, we are able to recommend the correct type, size, frequency, duration, and operator technique to match your concrete mix and job site requirements.
Airmatic Experienced in Applied Vibration Technology
Based on 70-years of experience in recommending, installing and repairing Industrial and Concrete Vibrators, we know that when properly selected, located, mounted, and controlled, no other type or category of flow-aid device has the ability to solve as many bulk solid handling problems as Industrial Air and Electric Vibrators.
Vibrators have proven to be a dependable, durable, low energy consumption, low-maintenance method to enhance material flow and improve productivity. We have effectively used Rotary Air Vibrators, Rotary Electric Vibrators, Electromagnetic Vibrators, and Piston Air Vibrators to solve problems a range of applications in agriculture, mining, concrete construction, manufacturing, and public utility settings. Vibrators are not only economical to buy, install, and operate, but they can also be retrofitted to existing structures, and when properly selected and controlled will allow flow-adjustment should the bulk material or operating requirements change.
Types of Industrial Vibrators
We offer the most extensive line of Electric Vibrators and Pneumatic Vibrators in the Material Handling Industry.
Air-operated Vibrators generate force energy using either rotating motion (Rotary Air Vibrators) or reciprocating motion (Piston Air Vibrators).
Rotary Air Vibrators generate omnidirectional centrifugal force through the rotation of an unbalanced mass about a center point. Common types of Rotary Air Vibrators include Ball Vibrators, Roller Vibrators, Turbine Vibrators and Air Motor Driven Vibrators. Each type is sold in a range of unbalanced mass sizes and mount-foot designs to meet application specific requirements.
Selection criteria for the ideal Rotary Air Vibrator for the material flow problem being experienced, eg, in a bin, hopper, chute or other containment, includes: Centrifugal Force Output; Frequency/Speed in Vibrations-per-minute (VPM); Mount-Foot Design/Dimensions; Permanent Mount vs Vacuum Mount or Wedge-Mount Portable; PSI/CFM Efficiency; Noise Rating; Industrial Atmosphere; Temperature Rating; Maintenance/Life Expectancy; Budget.
Piston Air Vibrators generate linear impact force through the repeated driving of a piston against a base plate, much like repeated powerful strikes by a hammer. Common types of Piston Air Vibrators include: Continuous Solid Impact Vibrators; Continuous Cushioned Impact Vibrators; Single Impact Vibrators; Oscillating Vibrators; Knocker Vibrators.
Selection criteria for the ideal Piston Vibrator for the material flow problem being experienced includes: Wall Thickness of Containment; Piston Diameter/Length of Stroke; Frequency/Speed in Vibrations-per-minute (VPM); Noise Rating; Permanent Mount vs Wedge Mount or Vacuum Mount Portable; PSI/CFM Efficiency; Vibrator Weight; Budget.
Electric-operated Vibrators generate force energy using either reciprocating motion (Electromagnetic Vibrators) or rotary motion (Rotary Electric Vibrators).
Rotary Electric Vibrators generate omnidirectional centrifugal force through the rotation of an eccentric weight mounted at the end of a rotating shaft or at both ends of a rotating shaft. The most common type of Rotary Electric Vibrators are a foot mount design and have adjustable or fixed weight settings; there are, however, flange mount Rotary Electric Vibrators for Vertical Vibrator applications, such as Vibratory Separators. While most of our Electric Vibrators operate on single or three phase AC power, we do offer 12V and 24V DC powered Vibrators for use on trucks, farm equipment and locations where AC power is not available.
Selection criteria for the ideal Rotary Electric Vibrator for the material flow problem being experienced, eg, in a bin, chute, hopper or other containment, includes: Power requirement (AC [V/P/Hz]; DC [12V/24V]); Centrifugal Force Output; Frequency/VPM Speed; Duty Cycle; HazLoc Requirements; Industrial Atmosphere; Ambient Temperature; FDA Compliance; Weather or Washdown-Duty Requirements; Budget.
Electromagnetic Vibrators generate linear impact force (much like repeated strikes by a hammer), through a spring-mounted mass moving along one axis that is alternately attracted by a pulsating powered electromagnet and then released to return to its original position by the springs. Common types of Electromagnetic Vibrators include: Solid Impact Vibrators (metal to metal-strike-block); Cushioned Impact Vibrators (metal to rubber-strike-block). Both types of Electromagnetic Vibrators are available for continuous or intermittent duty cycle. Vibrator speed can be controlled by varying the supply voltage.
Selection criteria for the ideal Electromagnetic Vibrator for the material flow problem being experienced includes: Wall Thickness of Containment; Frequency/VPM Speed; Duty Cycle; HazLoc Requirements; Industrial Atmosphere; Weather or Washdown-Duty Requirements; Power Requirements; Budget.
Airmatic Solves Material Flow Problems – GUARANTEED
Does your operation suffer the impact of the following material flow problems?
Wasted manpower to keep material flowing, reduced product quality, damage to structures from hammering or misapplied vibrators, spoilage, uncontrollable processes, or damage to downstream feeders, conveyors or other equipment – we invite you to let our 70-years of experience in Applied Vibration Technology solve your problem. We guarantee your satisfaction with a no hassle, no cost return policy.
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