A customer that manufactures electronic components was experiencing inefficiency in its shipping because the loose components did not completely fill the boxes they were being shipped in. As the components were being fed into the boxes, a mound accumulated in the center that extended above the top of the box, making it difficult to close and seal the package.
By applying a MARTIN® NTK® 40 AL Pneumatic Linear Vibrator to the side of the box, the customer compacted the contents of the box, flattening the angle of repose and allowing more components to be shipped in each box. This minimized the number of boxes being shipped and therefore substantially reduced the shipping cost. Furthermore, by applying the vibrator with a vacuum fixing device, a single vibrator could be moved easily from box to box.