Feeder vibrators are a versatile option for material handling applications. They can be placed in virtually any environment and vary the material flow rate. The vibratory feeders are designed to be easy to maintain, easy to adjust, and relatively quiet. These vibrating feeders are also relatively simple to operate and clean.
A vibratory feeder uses two or more spring-connected masses to generate an oscillating force. The two-mass design is the most common. One mass acts as the trough, and the other is the reaction mass. Both systems use natural frequencies to generate vibration. To generate this natural frequency, a small amount of force is applied. Electric motors or electromagnets can also be used.
A vibrating feeder has several benefits over a conveyor belt. For example, it can spread the product over wide belts, enabling video inspection or picking belt line operations. However, it isn't ideal for materials with very fine particles, because they can become stuck and build up in the pan.
Feeders can be a critical part of material handling systems. They help control the flow of materials and speed up operations in many industries. Vibrating and apron feeders are both good options for different applications. Vibrating feeders are more suitable for rough materials, especially those that require high impact loading.