Put the sledgehammer away for good when you install a piston vibrator to keep bulk materials flowing efficiently.
The age-old practice of beating on the side of a container with a hammer to get material moving is no longer necessary with industrial vibration. In fact, Martin Engineering manufactures a line of piston vibrators that closely mimic the action of a hammer blow for truck beds, railcars, hoppers and bins. Ideal for stubborn flow problems while eliminating "hammer rash!"
However, the repeated use of a sledgehammer causes structural damage to the bin wall. Over time, the bin wall will need to be replaced. Another drawback to using a sledgehammer is the potential for employee injury. Sledgehammers are typically heavy and swinging them repeatedly can create the opportunity for back injury. Lastly, each blow to the bin wall with a sledgehammer creates a dent, which then becomes a shelf, trapping more material and making the flow problems more frequent and harder to remove.
Piston vibrators are also an economical solution that requires minimal maintenance or lubrication when powered by filtered compressed air.
Consistent Material Flow = Higher Profits!
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- Break up bottlenecks and obstructions caused by compaction
- Get material flowing freely through the discharge port
- Unload cargo and move product faster, keeping you on schedule
- Break up obstructions without having to send workers beneath the discharge
- Eliminate the need to loosen material by hammering on the sides of containers
- Protect workers from acute and repetitive-motion injuries
- Generate more throughput and boost profitability
- Reduce labor costs by eliminating the need to manually get rid of obstructions
- Save money through minimal cost of ownership, including energy costs
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