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GK Live from the Lab: Nickel and Quarter Test

 by General Kinematics,

Anyone can balance a nickel, but can you balance a quarter?

This video shows both a nickel and a quarter balanced on the support leg of a General Kinematics two-mass vertical shakeout. The unit had a working surface of 14′ x 19′, was 12′ tall, and weighed in at a whopping 157,000 lbs. Not only did the coins not fall, no transmission of vibration occurs when starting or stopping the large unit.

Only GK can truly pass the quarter test and eliminate your equipment’s vibration transmission problems.

Contact your GK sales representative for more information on GK’s balanced vibratory solutions.

General Kinematics Corporation, incorporated in 1960, was established to market, design, and custom fabricate innovative vibratory equipment for the foundry, recycling, mining, and processing industries. Today the company continues as one of the world’s largest suppliers of vibratory processing equipment and has evolved into an industry-leading EPC firm. Headquartered in Crystal Lake, IL, General Kinematics has seven global locations providing engineering and support to a world-wide customer base. GK is a third generation, family-owned company and is ISO 9001 certified.