Vibrating Tables

In recent years, huge advancements have been made in bulk packaging systems. Updated machinery has played an important role in these advancements. Vibrating tables are an extremely useful piece of equipment for any manufacturing facility. A vibrating table is useful in settling, densifying, and compacting dry bulk materials, as well as releasing air bubbles from concrete or other liquid materials. Vibrating tables help to keep container sizes to a minimum and therefore reduces the cost of transport. 

Typically, bulk material that is stored in an aerated state will compact down by 20% after it has already been stored in a container. Materials that normally fill five containers, for example, will fill only four after compacted. Materials shipped or stored in an aerated state will eventually compact due to gravity or vibration while in transit. As a result, there is dead space in the container which can lead to container breakage, product loss, and/or contamination. Compacting the material beforehand prevents these disasters from occurring. Vibrating tables save money not only in packaging but also in necessary refunds and replacements due to damage occurring during shipment.

Types of Vibrating Tables

Flat Deck Vibrating Table – This vibrating table is the most popular among compaction and densification methods. It is also used in removing air bubbles and voids from the final product.

Grid Top Vibrating Table – This vibrating table is used in automatic and semi-automatic packaging and filling lines with roller conveyor systems. This table is installed under a bulk filling station or something similar. The empty container is placed over the grid top, then the grid deck is raised and the load is lifted off of the roller conveyor surface. At this point, the contents have been compacted inside the container.

Vibrating Belt Table – This vibrating table simultaneously settles and packs the product while moving it across the belt to its next system. Gentle vibration along the belt ensures effective removal of any voids or air pockets that might have appeared in containers or packaging and potentially caused product damage. This specific vibrating table can also flatten bags before palletizing without damaging the bags or any of their contents.

Live Beam Vibrating Table – This vibrating table is best used to compact large amounts of concrete, or for a more uniform vibration of large compartments, like shipping containers. Beams are spaced apart on this table to be able to support such heavy loads and to isolate the vibration.

Choosing the Right Vibrating Table

You need reliable equipment you can trust to help store and process your materials. General Kinematics offers a variety of vibrating tables to meet your unique needs. Discover what vibrating tables General Kinematics has to offer. Need a quote or have a question about what type of equipment would be best suited for your company? Contact General Kinematics today. 

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