Case Study: MARTIN® NTS™ Vibrators Loosen Wood Bridges


A manufacturer in Midland, Michigan uses a wood-burning powerhouse for their plant. The problems they were having occurred because the wood was forming bridges inside their five feeders.


They tried using vibrators to shake the wood bridges loose, but only had minimal success. Operators had to take time to loosen the bridges.


Our solution was to mount several MARTIN® NTS™ 50/04 Non-Impacting Vibrators. The vibrators were set up on a timer system to supply air every minute for 15 seconds to each vibrator. This has solved their bridging problem. Therefore, wood gets to their belts and the operators are free to work in other areas of the plant.