Vibratory Feeders: How They Work & Why They’re Efficient

Newton’s First Law is the backbone of vibratory feeders. Contingent on the laws of physics an object must first be in motion, to stay in motion.

A vibratory feeder is an instrument that uses vibration to feed material through a process or a machine. Vibratory feeders utilize both vibration and gravity, to move material forward. The force of gravity influences material to shift direction, such as down or laterally. Simultaneously, vibration is employed to trigger the material’s movement. Voila! Newton’s Law in the works.

What Industries Rely on Vibratory Feeders?

Vibratory feeders can become the ringleaders at factories. They can evenly meter thousands of items that may require people countless hours, exhaustion and even physical detriment. Vibrating feeders are used to handle bulk materials across all industries including pharmaceutical, automotive, electronic, cosmetic, food, and packaging. Additionally, vibratory feeders are used to advance materials such as glass, foundry, steel, and plastics, through construction and manufacturing facilities. Not to mention, recycling materials, pulp and paper, metal-working industries, dry bulk solid materials and others.

What Does A Vibratory Feeder Do?

Vibratory feeders have changed the world of manufacturing, as we know it today. In turn, our economy has evolved with tools such as vibratory feeders, which have reduced the need for workers to stand on assembly lines and automated production processes. As a result, manufacturers save money that they would spend on manual labor. Products can move more quickly through production, thus meeting a greater demand. Demand has also risen over time, as populations have increased. And, in general, everyone’s time is saved.

Features To Consider When Buying A Vibratory Feeder

As with any piece of machinery, you should consider how much energy is required for operation. Secondly, evaluate how quickly the material will be sorted and need to convey on the vibratory feeder. Will both meet your budget and daily quota?

The good news is: General Kinematics creates one machine that provides the happy medium to all of these objectives. The PARAMOUNT II® Vibrating Feeder does more work but requires less energy.


PARA-MOUNT II® Vibrating Feeders offer a revolutionary design called a Two-Mass vibratory system. Through the use of precision-engineered coil springs, the vibration sends energy through these feeders, which allows the flow to move consistently and evenly. The feeders do not dampen under a load, thus reducing the risk of a jam-up of materials. As a result, systems can more easily incorporate multiple process lines or secondary unload points. Furthermore, both straight or curved configurations are available for installation.

No matter what vibratory feeder you are on the hunt for—or if you are not sure exactly what you are looking for—General Kinematics can help you from the discovery phase to custom installation.

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