Vibrating Feeders, Conveyors and Spiral Elevators

Vibraplant design and manufacture a range of open and enclosed vibrating feeders and conveyors in trough and tube styles capable of processing 100Kg/hr to 1300TPH.

All our feeders and conveyors are powered by rotary centrifugal vibrators which provide a cost effective method of driving vibratory plant with low maintenance requirements and low power consumption; these vibrators are available in rotary electric, rotary hydraulic and pneumatic designs.

Vibrating Feeders

Vibrating Feeders are used to discharge or supply material at controlled flow rates improving the efficiency of production processes.  Suitable for any industry we can design units for arduous applications with high impact or heavy head-loads to lighter duties where they are only metering material to downstream equipment.

Typical applications for vibrating feeders include:

  • Discharging from hoppers or containers with potential high head-loads
  • Absorbing high impact loads prior to downstream conveying equipment
  • Feeding separation equipment such as vibrating screens, optical sorters, magnetic and ballistic separators
  • Feeding material to process plant such as crushers, furnaces, process vessels and conveyor belts

Vibrating Conveyors

Vibrating Conveyors are used when applications require the simple transfer of products from one point to another at pre-determined rates or when the delivery flow rate is not critical to the process.  Our conveyors can be manufactured as open or enclosed designs with rectangular, tubular or spiral profiles for individual or modular designs for conveying over extended distances.

Typical applications for vibrating conveyors include:

  • Replacement of belt conveyors
  • Transportation of hot or abrasive materials
  • Transportation of dusty and explosive materials
  • Transportation over longer distances by using modular designs

Vibrating Spreader Feeders

Vibraplant can produce feeders for applications where the spreading of material is essential to maximise the performance of downstream equipment.  These units are custom designed to receive a narrow product flow (i.e. 600mm) and transform it to a wide evenly spread feed of up to 5000mm.

Typical applications for spreader feeders include:

  • Spreading material over vibratory screens
  • Spreading material for optical or x-ray sorting equipment
  • Spreading material over eddy current or magnetic separators
  • Spreading material for ballistic separating equipment

Design Options

Some of the design options available for vibratory feeders and conveyors include:

  • Fabricated from mild steel or stainless steel
  • Lined with wear-resistant steel, stainless steel, plastic, rubber or other specialist coatings
  • Open or enclosed trough versions with either bolt-on or quick release covers or fully enclosed tubular versions
  • Heated, cooled or insulated troughs
  • High-temperature and ATEX-certified models
  • Mounted on rubber bushes, compression springs or air springs for either base or suspended installation
  • Available with electric, hydraulic or pneumatic drives
  • Dimensions up to 6m long and 2.5m wide
  • Options to fit woven wire mesh, perforated plates or other screen media to provide screen feeders

Please view our applications page for details of industries served or for additional information regarding our range of feeders and conveyors please contact:

Richard Cliffe – Sales Engineer
Mobile: +44 (0)7896 297 324