At KMG we pride ourselves on our sophisticated vibratory conveyor design. We take great care with the design of our EMC2 vibrating conveyors.
EMC2 vibratory conveyors are electromagnetic conveyors that run at a constant amplitude. The controller sends power pulses to each magnet every 40ms (25Hz) and the natural frequency of the machine is set to the drive frequency. The magnet pulls back the puller block at natural frequency, the leaf springs are then released causing the machine to move forwards. By running at natural frequency, KMG vibratory conveyors use ultra-low power, usually running at under 100W. Some of you will be aware that when a machine starts to vibrate then it can often shake itself apart. Our vibratory conveyors are designed for a long life.
Because the leaf springs are set at 15o from vertical, the pulse contains an element of upward movement as well as horizontal. This gently lifts the conveyed product by a fraction of a mm as well as gently pushing it forwards.
In order to design the correct vibratory conveyor for your application we need to take into account the base product density and throughput. An important aspect of vibratory conveyor design is the presence of any special characteristics – is it dusty, sticky, brittle, friable or dense? We also consider the environment in which the vibratory conveyor will be used – is it washdown, ATEX or merely ambient.
At KMG we can design our EMC2 to incorporate special features. These could include screens which would be used to screen out fines or smaller particles. We can also include a range of gates. If you had a requirement to release some base produce along the length of the conveyor then we can incorporate an ‘in-trough gate’. Alternatively, you might need to be able to hold back product on the conveyor, for example if a downstream process needs more time, then we can incorporate end gates into our vibratory conveyor design.
Have a look at this animation which gives you a 360 view of our simplest vibratory conveyor
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When we are considering vibratory conveyor design, we always need to take into account the following: