A persistent challenge across many industries is the unloading of bulk solids or powders with higher than normal moisture content from hoppers, bins, train cars, truck trailers, etc. While moisture is natural in some substances, especially in foods, others tend to pull moisture hygroscopically from the humidity in the air. Either way, the higher moisture content causes the substance to bind at the particle level, which reduces flow or movement.
By applying an industrial vibrator to the outside of the equipment, the clumps that have bound together are broken up and the material flows more smoothly and thoroughly. The vibration also minimizes bridging and ratholing of bulk solids, so there’s no need to loosen it by manually pounding on the side of the equipment with a hammer or mallet.
Our Vac-Mount Portable VibratorsTM, such as the popular MT-FASTTM Vibrator, are an ideal solution for improving the flow of materials during the unloading and emptying process. These industrial vibrators attach quickly and easily to your equipment with suction, which means they are also easily detached and can be moved from surface to surface in seconds.
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 unload product faster and more thoroughly, saving you 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.