Types of Vibratory Conveyor Systems

I started this blog to discuss information I've picked up in my new role, which might be useful for someone starting out in an industrial equipment supply role.

Types of Vibratory Conveyor Systems

Types of Vibratory Conveyor Systems

1 September 2015
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Conveyors are valuable systems in diverse industrial applications, particularly in packaging, processing and manufacturing operations. They are utilised in transferring goods efficiently from one section of the building to another. The modules can enhance the efficiency and speed of the operation and minimise the labour requirements. There are different types of conveyors to suit different applications and needs. The vibratory conveyor, a type of industrial vibrating equipment, is one of the designs used for special applications. Generally, this system is used for transporting materials but it incorporates vibratory motion into the machinery. This allows sorting, screening as well as classification and orientation of the items. Here are the main types of vibratory conveyor systems to consider installing in your industrial operation.

Electromagnetic Conveyor

The electromagnetic vibratory conveyor is a popular choice in diverse applications, especially in the food and pharmaceutical industries. You will find these modules installed primarily as part of product distribution systems. As implied, this system is designed to utilise electromagnets to induce the vibratory motion during operation. The conveyor does not have major moving parts due to the technology employed. This means that they are minimal maintenance requirements attached to this type of asset. In addition, you can start and stop these types of conveyors instantaneously.

Horizontal Motion Conveyor

The horizontal motion conveyor is designed as a solid surface with the sides turned upwards to create a trough. This trough is made of stainless steel or even carbon steel to ensure long-term resilience and efficiency. The conveyor is mounted on a support system which has a drive mechanism that induces horizontal motion. Typically, the motion is in form of a gentle back and forth sway so it is a suitable choice for delicate products.

It is a versatile system which can be modified to conform to different requirements. Your customisation options include features such as wash down properties, different drive installation options and even availability of covers and guarding. You should ensure that you have discussed all the possibilities with your supplier so that the product will suit the operation.

Incline Motion Conveyor

The incline motion is also fabricated as a trough and the vibratory motion is created through a vibrating drive system. However, this system is designed to be installed in a slightly inclined or reclined configuration. When the conveyor is in operation, the trough will pitch the products or material forward. The system will keep moving in a gentle oscillating and lofting action, allowing smaller particles to settle at the bottom of the trough.

You should consider purchasing custom vibratory conveyors for an ideal application match.

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Industrial equipment supply chain learning curve

I have always worked in the supply chain department, but since moving to an industrial equipment supplier, I've been on a steep learning curve. We have so many pieces with multiple names or similar names, and I need to be able to work out which pieces can be substituted in an emergency and which pieces are not similar. It's been tricky for me to get my head around, so I started this blog to discuss some of the information I've picked up in this role, which might be useful for someone else just starting out in an industrial equipment supply role.