Case Study: MOTOMAGNETIC® Electric Vibrator – Bulk Material Flow

Problem

Large bulk materials are the hardest materials to move with flow aids. One plant was experiencing back up with their hog fuel and woods chips.

Situation

A regional plant was experiencing back up and flow problems with their hog fuel and woods chips. BIG BLASTER® Air Cannons are the most effective in getting wood products to flow, however there was no plant air. The solution was an 1800 rpm MARTIN® MOTOMAGNETIC® Electric Vibrator.

Solution

The customer had a flop gate, pant leg arrangement loading the material to an open truck. Because of the shallow angle there were frequent plugs which would back up into the disc screen. A CD18-1670 was mounted to a 1/2“plate with grade five bolts and a compression washer. The plate was welded solid to a 1/8″ X 6″ X 8′ channel. The channel was stitch welded without welding the corners.

The vibrator is operating at about 30% of its capacity and is wired to the motor control center. Overload is set at 1.0 amp/460 volts.