Vibrating conveyors are robust conveying equipment used for fine to coarse-grained bulk materials. Whether this be powdery materials, gravel or coarse scree. They are extremely durable provided that these materials are conveyed horizontally. The only limitation results from the suspension design.
High conveying rates are demonstrated particularly when compared directly to conveyor belts, which block with the same material pressure or wear out too quickly when used in the silo.
However, vibrating conveyors are relatively impervious to congestion or conveyor channel blockages. They generally work freely again without intervention.
It should be noted when planning the design that they work most efficiently in a horizontal or inclined direction.
Vibrating conveyors also include vibrating spiral conveyors, or vibratory feeders ideal for sorting individual parts.
How it works
The vibrating conveyor moves upwards at a sinusoidal angle in the direction of transport. With each forward feed it lifts the material depending on the cast parameter and pushes it in the desired direction. During reverse, the material remains motionless due to its inertia and the downwards direction of the conveyor.
With every additional forward vibration, the material is inched continually forwards. This process is repeated depending on the frequency of the vibratory drive. The speed of the material feed is determined by the amplitude range and the frequency of the conveyor’s vibrations.