Compacting

When transporting and storing bulk solids, volume is money. In other words, the more material you can fit in a container, the lower your shipping and warehousing costs per unit of weight.

If your plant is packing boxes of loose items – like ketchup packets, ping-pong balls or lugnuts, for example – and loading them on a truck for transport, having them settle during the trip is an expensive and unnecessary waste because you’re paying to ship air. And it happens frequently because the vibration of the moving truck causes the items to settle and fill in the empty spaces.

Using an industrial vibrator mounted to a compaction table while the container is being filled not only settles the material, it flattens the angle of repose, minimizing the cone-shaped mound that builds up near the top of the container. (This is essential if you plan to put a lid on the container or close the top of the box!)

Compaction tables work with a wide range of bulk solids, including those with high moisture content, as well as loose items. In the food industry, settling frozen fruit and vegetables while packing can help your budget substantially because freezer space is expensive to operate and maintain. Industrial vibrators can also evenly distribute bulk ingredients in large quantities and de-aerate thick liquids like melted chocolate prior to cooling.

At Martin® Vibration Systems, we have hundreds of products that fulfill a wide range of needs. We’re happy to discuss your operation’s processes and help you determine which product will help you save time and money. Just give us a call at 1-888-920-1933 or send a message to our Engineering/Application Department to connect with us.


Products Typically Used In This Application

Compaction of Bulk Material

In the lowered position vibration plate stands on a scale. Gap in the plate for loading with a pallet jack.… Learn More

Compaction of Bulk Material in Bags

High amplitude is achieved with linear vibration. Pneumatic springs were used to offer spring rate adjustment. Complete pneumatic control and… Learn More

Compaction of Big Bags on Pallets

Mounted on a scale. The height is limited to 12”. Very soft springs isolate the load cells from the vibration.… Learn More

Compaction of Carbon in Cartridges

The vibration table has a very low overall height. For optimum vibration insulation coil springs have been selected. The frequency… Learn More

Compaction of Fiberglass Concrete

Vibration table integrated in the conveyor belt. Lateral guide tracks. Base frame completely coated to prevent penetration of dirt. Learn More

Compaction of Powder in Pots

The vibration table is moveable. Coil springs have been selected for vibration insulation. The wooden construction acts as a support… Learn More

Compaction of Plastic Parts in Cartons

Vibration table to be integrated in a roller truck. The bellows lift the ribs through the rollers and lift the… Learn More


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Compacting Videos

MARTIN® Compaction Tables Save Time and Money.

You may be spending too much on shipping costs, simply because you're paying to ship empty space! Why? Because the vibration from shipping causes loose materials to settle inside the box. With a MARTIN® Compaction Table, you can pre-settle the contents and add more product, saving you money!

MARTIN® Vibration Table with Integrated Rolling Conveyor Table

In this demo of the MARTIN® Vibration Table with Integrated Rolling Conveyor Table, a container filled with loose material is rolled into place on a conveyor, "fingers" rise between the rollers. Then vibration settles the product and the container is lowered back onto the conveyor table.

MARTIN® Vibration Table Compacting Broccoli

MARTIN® Vibration Tables are ideal for compacting food products, like broccoli and other foods, because the gentle vibration doesn't damage the product while settling. Special bars lift the container off of the conveyor, ensuring that the roller bars are not impacted by the vibration.