Case Study: MARTIN® NTS™ Non-Impacting Vibrator Eliminates Limestone Buildup

Problem

A Michigan manufacturer was experiencing a build-up of limestone fines on the bottom slope section of their screens. This build-up caused the bottom screen to blind, which would then cause the next screen to blind, and so on until every screen deck was blinded to the top.

Situation

If the conveyor feeding the screen was not shut down in time, tons of material would spill and overflow. Then production would come to a halt. They would have to hammer out the build-up, which would take hours and therefore costs would be passed on to the consumer.

Solution

Our solution was to mount a MARTIN® NTS™ Non-Impacting Vibrator to the sloped section of the screen to remove the fines. The NTS 54/02 with VAC 20 MOUNT was assembled to test. We let the unit run for one hour. The results no fines build up, no blinding of the screens and no loss of production.