Industrial Vibrators for Bins, Hoppers, Chutes, Railcars, Bulk Trailers & Trucks
Electric Vibrators, Pneumatic Vibrators and Hydraulic Vibrators can enhance the handling of powders and bulk solid materials. The right Vibrator for the job can energize and maintain the movement of wet or dry materials by efficiently and reliably reducing both the coefficient of friction between the bulk material and the structure's walls, and the bulk material's particle-to-particle cohesion and interlocking. The wrong vibrator can compound the handling problem by compacting the material, damaging the structure being vibrated, wasting energy and creating unwanted noise. It is the adherence to applied vibration principles in selecting the Vibrator, locating the Vibrator on the structure, correctly mounting the Vibrator, and controlling the Vibrator's runtime that ensures powder and bulk solid materials flow more freely, feed more consistently, sort more effectively, and compact more efficiently.
For almost 75-years, AIRMATIC has been at the forefront of solving bulk material flow problems through the engineering and science 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 vibrating spice tins and packaging lines, to vibrating forms and molds for consolidation, to emptying bins, hoppers and silos, to vibrating material through chutes and pipes, to vibrating hopper-bottom railcars, bulk trailers, salt trucks, spreader trucks and other mobile equipment without hang-ups, bottlenecks or QC issues.
View Products below, read more about how to solve your flow problem, or call us at 800.332.9770 to talk with a Vibrator Application Engineer.
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 concrete poured in forms and molds 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 by using air-driven rotary external form vibrators, eg, high frequency pneumatic dual roller or turbine form vibrators or reciprocating form vibrators, eg, piston vibrators, or electric-driven, high speed rotary electric concrete vibrators; or by using electric, air or gas internal concrete vibrators, including flex-shaft immersion vibrators, high frequency internal vibrators, and backpack vibrators, eg, poker vibrators or spud vibrators; or, in some cases, using both internal vibrators and external form vibrators in concert. We also offer a complete line of pneumatic and electric vibratory screeds, vibrating trowels, vibrating finishing beams, and a full range of vibrating tables for concrete molds.
Applied Vibration Technology
Based on 75-years of experience in recommending, installing and repairing Concrete and Industrial 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 flow problems as industrial pneumatic vibrators 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 in a range of applications in feed & grain, mining, pharmaceutical, concrete construction, aggregate, manufacturing, cement, food, plastics, power generation, water filtration and waste handling 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 speed and force adjustment should the operating requirements or bulk material change.
Industrial Vibrators, Air & Electric Powered
We offer the most extensive range of Electric Vibrators and Pneumatic Vibrators in the Material Handling Industry.
ROTARY & PISTON PNEUMATIC VIBRATORS
Air-operated Vibrators generate force energy using either rotating motion (Rotary Air Vibrators) or reciprocating motion (Piston Air Vibrators).
Rotary Air Vibrators generate all directional centrifugal force through the circular movement of an unbalanced weight around a center point of rotation. Common types of rotary air vibrators include ball vibrators, roller vibrators, turbine vibrators and air motor driven eccentric weight vibrators. Each type is sold in a range of unbalanced mass sizes for greater or lesser centrifugal force output (too much force is as bad as too little force), and mount-foot designs to meet application specific requirements.
Selection criteria for the ideal Rotary Air Vibrator for the material flow problem being experienced in a bin, hopper, chute or other containment or vessel includes: Vibrator centrifugal force output; Vibrator frequency/speed, aka, vibrations-per-minute (VPM); Vibrator mount-foot design & dimensions; Permanent mount vibrator vs temporary vacuum mount portable vibrator or wedge-mount or quick change cradle-lug mount portable vibrator; Vibrator PSI and CFM energy efficiency; Vibrator noise rating; Industrial atmospheric conditions and temperature rating; Vibrator maintenance/life expectancy; Vibrator 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 (metal to metal/UHMW strike block); Continuous cushioned impact vibrators (metal to air cushioned strike block); 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; Vibrator piston diameter & length of stroke; Vibrator frequency/speed in vibrations-per-minute (VPM); Vibrator noise rating; Permanent mount vibrator vs wedge mount vibrator, or vacuum mount portable vibrator; Vibrator PSI and CFM energy efficiency; Vibrator weight; Vibrator budget.
ROTARY & ELECTROMAGNETIC ELECTRIC VIBRATORS
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 or base mounted design for horizontal or angular offset mounting and have adjustable or fixed weight settings. There are also flange mount rotary electric vibrators for vertical mount vibrator applications, such as vibratory separators. While most of our electric vibrators operate on single or three phase AC power, we do offer 12VDC and 24VDC powered "Truck/mobile Vibrators" for use on salt trucks, concrete mixers and pumps, dump trucks, spreaders, 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: Vibrator power requirement (AC [V/P/Hz]; DC [12V/24V]); Vibrator centrifugal force output; Vibrator frequency/VPM speed; Vibrator duty cycle; Vibrator HazLoc requirements; Industrial atmospheric conditions; Ambient temperature; Vibrator FDA compliance; Weather or washdown-duty vibrator requirements; Vibrator 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) and 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.
SSelection criteria for the ideal Electromagnetic Vibrator for the material flow problem being experienced includes: Wall thickness of containment; Vibrator frequency/VPM speed; Vibrator duty cycle; Vibrator HazLoc requirements; Industrial atmosphere; Weather or washdown-duty vibrator requirements; Vibrator power requirements; Vibrator budget.
Internal Concrete Vibrators & Concrete External Form Vibrators
AIRMATIC stocks Internal Concrete Vibrators and Rebar Shakers, repair parts, and accessories from the nation’s leading vibrator manufacturers: WYCO, WACKER NEUSON, OZTEC, and CHICAGO PNEUMATIC Poker Vibrators.
Further, AIRMATIC also stocks External Form Vibrators and repair parts including the complete range of pneumatic single and dual roller vibrators, turbine vibrators, piston vibrators, and high frequency, VFD controlled, fixed speed and variable speed rotary electric vibrators; Quick-change cradle lug brackets; Vibrator 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 concrete vibrator type, size, frequency, duration, and operator technique to match your concrete mix and specific job site requirements.
AIRMATIC Repairs Concrete & Industrial Vibrators
If a vibrator needs repair, we're ready and able to help.
When repair or rebuild maintenance is required on Air and Electric Vibrators and Mechanical Exciters, it is important that quality repairs be performed by factory-trained, experienced, skilled Vibrator Service Technicians, and that OEM parts be used to ensure repaired units meet factory standards.
Our Service Center, located in Malvern, PA, uses only original factory parts and maintains a large inventory of OEM parts including factory specified cylindrical roller bearings, specialized, factory specified greases, and other critical tolerance items. The depth of our technical knowledge based on 70-years in the vibrator repair business, and the breadth of our diagnostic, repair, testing and finishing shop equipment, combined with these factory original parts is your guarantee of the best repair and maintenance of your Vibrators and Force Exciters.
We repair or rebuild all makes or models of air driven Industrial and Concrete Vibrators, electric driven Rotary and Electromagnetic Flow-Aid Vibrators, Motors for Vibrating Conveyors and Feeders, and other Vibratory Equipment Vibrators, including Mechanical Force Exciters, manufactured by the world's leading vibrator manufacturers.
All Vibrators and Exciters serviced by AIRMATIC are subjected to diagnostic tests upon arrival at our Service Shop, and strict performance tests after the vibrator or exciter is repaired and ready to be returned.
All Electric Vibrators sent to AIRMATIC for service are visually inspected for obvious defects, eg, cracked housing, and then tested for winding and insulation integrity. The vibrator is then disassembled, cleaned and dimensionally checked for critical tolerances including: stator frame bore; bearing housing interfaces; rotor bearing journals. This ensures that critical factory specifications will be maintained for all vibrator repairs.
Then, from our detailed inspection, a report and formal quotation for the repair is prepared. Because we maintain complete records for all vibrators we repair, our Service Technicians can track the history of every vibrator or exciter ever repaired in our Shop.
When the repair is completed, the vibrator is subjected to operational tests, including electrical amperage and temperature rise checks. Vibrators are then finish painted with factory or custom-color machinery enamel paint and packed for return shipment.
All Pneumatic Vibrators are visually inspected for obvious defects and then moved into the repair stream for the disassembly, cleaning, inspection, quoting and approval steps. When the repair is completed the vibrators are tested for RPM/VPM and air consumption (CFM) at 60-PSI and 80-PSI (the recommended operating pressure on most applications).
AIRMATIC's Industrial and Concrete Air and Electric Vibrator repair/rebuild program provides the best turnaround time and most comprehensive repair service available – and it's backed by decades of repair/rebuilding experience. We invite you to send your Vibrators and Mechanical Exciters to AIRMATIC for great service, quality repair work and guaranteed satisfaction.
Airmatic Solves Material Flow Problems – GUARANTEED
If your operation suffers the impact of material flow problems caused by using the wrong vibrator, misapplying the right vibrator or not yet using a vibrator, we invite you to let our 75-years of experience in Applied Vibration Technology solve your problem.
We guarantee your satisfaction with a no hassle, no cost return policy. Wasted manpower to keep material flowing; Reduced product quality; Damage to structures; Unacceptable noise levels; Product contamination or spoilage; and Uncontrollable processes that damage downstream feeders, conveyors or other equipment are solvable problems with the right vibrator(s).
Call us at 800.332.9770 to speak with one of our Vibrator Application Engineers or member of our Vibrator Technical Support staff.