Research Category: Bulk Material Handling
Researchers: Cougar Industries Inc|
Location: Peru, United States
Cougar Industries, Inc. is pleased to announce the use of Model ATU Turbine
Vibrators in applications to promote the flow of concrete from truck chutes. The
Model ATU Turbine Vibrator replaces a traditional piston vibrator and provides
superb performance with far lower noise levels, well below OSHA standards, and
at better efficiency through lower air consumption.
Concrete is a mixture of cement, aggregate, water and other ingredients such as
flyash. Discharge from trucks can be hampered by the cohesive strength of the
mix and the friction between the material and the chute wall. Traditionally a
piston vibrator has been used to aid in the discharge and flow of the concrete
mix from the truck chute.
However, excessive noise, damaging hammer-type blows to the chute and
inefficient air consumption has led to the use of the Model ATU Turbine Vibrator
as a replacement for the outdated piston type unit. Model ATU Turbine Vibrators
are used in a wide variety of industries and applications.
In this application an ATU-43V is used to provide the vibration force needed to
promote and maintain good material flow in the truck chute. This vibrator is
capable of providing 745lbs. of force with 11,700VPM (vibrations per minute) at
60psi air pressure, within only 67dBA noise levels that is well below OSHA
limits. Model ATU Turbine Vibrators can be supplied that will provide up to over
1800lbs. of force output with noise level below OSHA standards.
Cougar Industries, Inc. has been a leading provider of material flow-aids for
over 40 years and offers cost-effective solutions, expert technical assistance
and complete service and support.