Vibrating conveyors are used to convey powders horizontally at a controlled rate in either an open or enclosed environment. Conveying action is gentle and quiet at a low velocity with no moving parts in contact with the powder, resulting in virtually no product degradation.
At Powder Process-Solutions, our team of engineers can work with you to design an efficient and sanitary vibrating conveyor that’s customized to the unique requirements of the application and type of powder being processed.
Types of Vibrating Conveyors
There are two common type of vibrating conveyors: vibrating tube conveyors and vibrating pan conveyors.
Vibrating Tube Conveyors
Vibrating tube conveyors are perfect for conveying fragile agglomerated, instantized and standard powders or granules. Material is conveyed down the length of a closed tube in a series of small movements using low frequency (16- 25 Hz) and long stroke (0.16”- 0.32”) vibrations. The momentum of the flow of materials is powered by counter rotating motors.
Vibrating Pan Conveyor
Vibrating pan conveyors are similar to vibrating tube conveyors, however they feature a pan cross-section and hinged top covers for improved access to product contact surfaces. In addition, the inside corners are designed for ease of cleaning.
Advantages of Vibratory Conveyors
Vibratory conveyors are a gentle conveying option with minimal product degradation. This low maintenance, dust-free conveying option for sanitary powder processing offers a variety of advantages
- Sanitary design meets USDA Dairy Guidelines.
With an enclosed model, dairy and food powder materials being conveyed can be protected against cross-contamination and dust, utilizing clean design to meet USDA Dairy guidelines.
- Easily cleaned with no moving parts.
With fewer moving parts, vibrating conveyors have easy to clean surfaces and require less maintenance than other types of mechanical conveyors.
- Energy efficient, low-horsepower requirements.
Unlike slope models, vibrating conveyors don’t require a ton of horsepower to move materials. Less horsepower leads to energy efficiency and lower operational costs.
- Extremely quiet operation.
An added benefit of the low horsepower requirements is an quiet overall operation, often registering between 60 and 75 A-weighted decibels (dBA).
- Heavy duty, maintenance-free design.
The heavy duty design allows for a continuous operation, protecting against leaks and spillage that can lead to maintenance and downtime.
When to Use a Vibrating Conveyor: Applications & Industries
Vibrating conveyors have proven to be highly effective in numerous industries due to the number of processes that can be accomplished through movement.
Vibrating conveyors can be mounted on isolation spring support bases or suspended by overhead cables. This component is suitable for use on fragile, agglomerated, and instantized powders or sanitary applications that require frequent cleaning with low maintenance operation.
Powder Process-Solutions offers vibrating conveyors for a wide range of operations. Some of the industries that most benefit from vibrating conveyors are:
- Infant Formula
- RTE (Ready-to-eat)
How to Select the Right Vibrating Conveyor
Choosing the perfect conveyor system for your business should be based on a number of factors including the type of material being conveyed, the space you’re operating within, the speed and distance you’re moving materials and other process requirements.
Powder Process-Solutions has the knowledge and understanding of manufacturing that can only be attained after 40 years of active and successful engineering within the industry. We will work with you to design a system that provides you with the most efficient, sanitary and quality process solution.
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To discuss your needs or learn more about whether a vibrating conveyor is the right choice for your powder processing facility, contact us today.
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