Case Study: Chute Build Up – MARTIN® NTS™ 54/02 Non-Impacting Vibrator

Problem

An automobile assembly plant in Detroit, Michigan was experiencing build-up on the chute walls in their fuel handling system.

Situation

This assembly plant has its own coal-fired utility. Some of the chutes in the fuel-handling system plug up from build-up on the chute walls over a period of time. To prevent this from happening, operators constantly use air lances and shovels to clean the build-up daily. This took a lot of the operators’ time away from further improvements or maintenance areas in the plant.

Solution

We introduced the MARTIN® NTS™ 54/02 Non-Impacting Vibrator on a VAC-MOUNT 20, a portable unit that takes care of the build-up and gives the operators more time to work in other areas.