Air Vibrator

An air vibrator is a pneumatically driven industrial vibrator that can help your production process.  The air vibrator breaks clogs, promotes material flow, busts up material bridging and can help eliminate ratholing of powder materials in bins and silos.  Bulk solid materials often have flow problems due to cohesion and adhesion.  Cohesion is the binding and attraction between the material particles, adhesion is the sticking or attraction between the material and the bin walls.

There are two categories of air vibrators, both use pneumatic power to introduce energy into the bulk solid material in a bin, hopper or silo in order to break up the cohesive and adhesive forces, thereby promoting the bulk solid material to flow.  The two categories of air vibrators are piston (also known as “linear”) and rotary.

Simply put, the piston or linear air vibrator transmits energy into the material by using the linear motion of a piston within the vibrator.  The force or energy introduced into the material depends on the size of the air vibrator and the pneumatic pressure being used to power the piston linear motion.  Piston air vibrators usually are available in repetitive and single-shot (hammer) types.  The units providing repetitive “shots” of energy are available with either direct impact of the piston onto the bin wall through the air vibrator enclosure, or they are available as air-cushioned where the piston reciprocates against a wall of air inside the air vibrator.  The air cushioned units are less noisy.

Rotary air vibrator devices come in three styles, the ball air vibrator, the ring vibrator and the turbine air vibrator.  All three use the rotation of an internal mechanism drive by pneumatic air pressure to produce the force and energy directed into the bulk solid material through the bin wall.  The primary advantage of the rotary air vibrator is its much quieter operation.

Piston (linear) or rotary style, air vibrators are problem solvers.  Do you have a bulk solids flow problem you need to resolve?  Consider air vibrators.  Aplus Finetek offers the BVP and BAH piston style air vibrators and the BVK, BVR and BVT rotary style air vibrator units.

For more information on the BVP, BAH, BVK, BVR and BVT series go to the B Series Air Vibrator product page or contact us at 815-632-3132.

 

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