Case Study: Air Consumption Reduced With A MARTIN® NTS™ 50/04 Non-Impacting Vibrator

Problem

An Arkansas gypsum plant manager became concerned about air consumption. They saw that they would need to reduce the load on the plant air system or be forced to upgrade to a larger compressor.

Situation

The plant, for many years had used a VIBROLLER® UCVR 6-.5 Vibrator installed underneath the mixer belt to vibrate and form the gypsum slurry. This roller vibrator did a good job of consolidating the material, and so periodically as needed, the plant would just replace a worn-out vibrator with a new one.

Solution

To demonstrate, the MARTIN® NTS™ 50/04 Non-Impacting Linear Vibrator was placed on a VAC-MOUNT™ Portable Mount. At 60 psi, the MARTIN® NTS™ 50/04 Vibrator is rated at 10 cfm, less than half of the VIBROLLER Vibrator’s 21 cfm of air consumption.

With the VAC-MOUNT™ Portable Vibrator applied temporarily underneath the mixer belt, the plant could see its effective vibration. As a result, they bought a MARTIN® NTS™ 50/04 and permanently installed it to replace the roller vibrator.

The MARTIN® NTS™ 50/40 did a better job of consolidation with quieter operations. And most importantly, they are using less air, reducing energy consumption, and avoiding the purchase of a larger air compressor.