Designing Custom Vibratory Tables to Suit Your Requirements

Vibratory tables are added to bulk processing systems for the settling and compacting of material into containers like bulk bags or boxes, drums, crates, bins, and other shipping containers. The inclusion of vibratory tables in processing systems offers significant cost and space savings during packaging and shipping.  

Vibratory tables can be the answer to difficult material handling challenges and will help settle, condense, and remove air from bulk material. 

Custom vibratory tables must integrate seamlessly with other parts of a bulk processing operation like bulk bag and tote loaders. Out of the box models can work for some customer needs, but often application specific customizations make a vibratory table a stronger asset in your operation.   

Here are some common aspects of a vibratory table that can be customized: 

  • Construction Material – The right material for your vibratory table can vary depending on the application. Typical construction materials include mild steel, 304 and 316 stainless. Other options like finish paint can also be customized.  
  • Deck Size – Depending on the size of the container that is being vibrated, deck size can vary from less than a foot per side up to several feet to accommodate more extensive operations.  
  • Vibration Deck Style – Most vibration tables will be built with a flat deck or with a grid deck.  Grid deck tables are used in systems where roller conveyor is required. However custom table tops can also be provided. 
  • Weight Capacity – Vibratory tables need to be built strong enough for their application. The deck can be engineered to support small processes at less than a pound to larger applications that require the densification of products that weigh several tons.  
  • Deck Height – Does your vibratory table have a required deck height for compatibility with other machinery? Custom models can be built to meet height needs outside the standard range.  
  • Motor Sizing  Sizing the correct motors is critical in order to properly densifying your material.  Both the amplitude and G-force need to be calculated correctly to achieve the optimal densification per material.
  • Weight Feature – Load cells or platform scales can be used in conjunction with the vibratory table to achieve accurate loading.  
  • Other Customizations – Some systems will have added requirements like explosion proof construction or other health, safety or sanitation needs.   

Vibration tables are an essential part of large-scale processing systems because they can save an operation significant packaging space and offer a better bottom-line. It is estimated the inclusion of vibration in bulk handling can save up to 15-20% space in comparison to processes without added vibration.  

We understand that not all applications are typical, and we work with customers to meet their unique needs. Whether your application is small and lightweight or heavy duty, we can work with you to build the custom vibratory table solution necessary for high-quality and reliable bulk processing. 

To learn more, call us today at 330-220-1440 or get a quote.

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