Case Study: Plastic Granulate Through Rubber Pipes

A customer in the chemical manufacturing industry was working with plastic granulate material that was required to flow through rubber pipes. Over time, the material would build up and adhere to the insides of the pipe, restricting flow. This had an adverse effect on efficiency and caused substantial downtime as the equipment had to be shut down so workers could clean the pipes and remove any material that had accumulated.

By installing a MARTIN® NTK® Oscillator, vibration is now applied to the flexible rubber pipe, improving the flow of material and resulting in a complete emptying and cleaning of the pipe. Efficiency and throughput have increased and downtimes for cleaning have been eliminated.