WORKMASTER® has the Railcar Vibrator you need to eliminate the safety and productivity problems associated with the dangerous, dirty, and slow job of unloading railcars. We offer the industry's most-complete line of air Vibrators for pocket vibration or whole-car vibration. Based on factors including: Material being unloaded; Number of cars unloaded per week; Unloading site conditions, such as avialable compressed air (both pressure [PSI] and volume [CFM]), noise restriction, and site secrutiy; the Physical abilities of the site worker(s) (our vibrators weigh between 48-lbs and 110-lbs; and Budget, a Customer can choose from air-operated piston, rotary turbine, rotary HD roller, or motor-driven adjustable eccentric-weight vibrators.
WORKMASTER® Hopper Car Vibrators allow most operators to lift and easily slide a wedge-mount vibrator into the car's pocket, or place a clamp-mount vibrator on the car's side sill. With the right railcar vibrator, even solidly jammed railcars, the kind that put workers into overtime, or dangerous work situations like rodding, poking or banging, can be easily and quickly emptied. The force output of WORKMASTER® Vibrators varies from 1,000 force-lbs to a whopping 14,000 force-lbs, and operate at speeds from 2,000-VPM to 15,000-VPM for easy, fast, and safe unloading.
WORKMASTER® Hopper Car Vibrators are engineered and manufactured to provide dependable, long-term service. Construction materials are chosen for their strength and durability, and we guarantee your satisfaction.
As you'll see, every one of our vibrators can make the job safer and easier. So how do you decide which vibrator is best for your unloading site? Is it the fastest, and most powerful (and also consumer of the greatest CFM), or is it the quietest, or least heavy? Your decision should be based on criteria such as: (1) the Flow Characteristic of the material you intend to unload. When the gate is opened, is material jammed solid? Does it begin to flow then stop due to bridging? Does the material tunnel or rat-hole? Does it flow steadily but slowly? The flow problem guides us to how much force and frequency is needed; (2) the site's Air Volume (CFM) and Air Pressure (PSI) which enables the vibrator to reach the required force and speed. All vibrators must be fed up to 80-PSI at start-up (can then be dropped to 60-PSI when sufficient material is flowing), and they must have sufficient air volume (21-CFM to 83-CFM based on model and size). If not, a simple and inexpensive air receiver tank can be installed to supplement plant air. You'll also need to use the correct-size hose, couplings, and fittings — air line restrictions paralyze air vibrators, and gate openers; (3) the Compressed Air must be clean and the vibrator needs small amounts of lubrication. Rust, scale, burnt oil, and other debris kills power output and increases maintenance costs. An inexpensive, properly sized and maintained air filter, regulator w/gauge, and lubricator (FRL) is an inexpensive insurance policy to guarantee long, maintenance-free vibrator life. The costs of labor and productivity problems far exceeds the cost of a correct-sized FRL; (4) the Budget (our vibrators range in price from ≈ $600 to ≈ $3,000 — but don't let the price be the primary determinant; our terms and conditions are flexible and we can usually solve the budget problem). Finally, if you'd like our h elp in selecting the ideal Vibrator for your site, give us a call. WIth the thousands of Hopper Car Vibrators we've successfully applied in our 68-years of experience, we're sure we can halp you select the Vibrator that best meets your needs.