Vibratory Feeders & Hoppers
Vibratory hoppers are used throughout the manufacturing facilities of a medical supplier to feed components for assembly. These often generate noise levels of up to 95dB(A)L – 99dB(A)L causing large areas of the factory to have noise levels above 90dB(A).
An additional problem was fatigue cracks on the hoppers and vibrators which regularly had to be taken out of action to undertake repairs.
The solution developed was based on a clear understanding of the vibratory action required to feed the product successfully.