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 either pocket vibration or whole-car vibration. Type and size of vibrator is based on factors including: Material being unloaded; Number of cars unloaded per week; Unloading site conditions (such as, availability of compressed air at required pressure (PSI) and volume (CFM), noise restrictions, and site security); Physical abilities of the Site Workers (our vibrators weigh between 48-lbs and 110-lbs); and the Budget. We can help a Customer select from air-operated Piston, rotary Turbine, rotary HD Roller/Ring Vibrators, or air and electric motor-driven, adjustable eccentric-weight Vibrators.
WORKMASTER Hopper Car Vibrators allow most operators to lift and slide a wedge-mount vibrator into the railcar’s pocket, or place a clamp-mount vibrator on the railcar's side sill. With the right railcar vibrator, even solidly jammed railcars, the kind that put workers into dangerous work or overtime situations because of banging, poking or rodding, can be easily and quickly emptied. The force output of WORKMASTER Vibrators ranges from 1,000 force-lbs to a whopping 14,000 force-lbs, and the vibrators operate at speeds from 2,000-VPM to 15,000-VPM for easy, fast, and safe unloading.
WORKMASTER Railcar vibrators are engineered and manufactured to provide dependable, long-term service. Construction materials are chosen for their strength and durability, and we guarantee that our recommendation for your existing or new application will be the energy-efficient, long lasting, and economical solution you are looking for.
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’re unloading. 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 available air volume (CFM) and air pressure (PSI) which enables the Vibrator to reach the required force and speed. All Vibrators should 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 at the site to supplement plant air. You'll also need to use the correct-size hose, couplings, and fittings — airline 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. Lubrication helps maintain vibrator power and lifespan and reduces vibrator noise. 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 never let the price be the primary determinant.
Our terms and conditions are flexible and we can usually solve any budget problem. Finally, if you'd like our help 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 75-years of experience, we're sure we can help you select the Railcar Vibrator with the energy-efficiency, speed, power, duty-cycle durability, dBA rating and mount style needed to match or improve an existing application or meet the requirements of a new application.