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Vibrating Tubular Feeder

Vibrating Tubular Feeder

A vibrating tubular feeder, also known as a tubular conveyor or tubular vibratory feeder, is a specialized type of vibrating feeder used for conveying bulk materials in a tube-shaped structure.
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The vibrating tubular feeder is commonly used in industries such as food processing, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and plastics, where gentle handling of materials and sanitary conditions are essential. 

Vibrating Tubular Feeder Structure

Vibrating tubular feeder is a kind of linear vibration inertial conveying equipment. Its basic structure and composition are shown in the attached drawings. It is mainly composed of power unit:

1. Two vibrating motors or exciters and vibrating body of the same model and specification.

2. Feeding Groove, vibration isolation device

3. A set of vibration isolation springs, bearing foundation

4. Steel structure support or other prefabricated platforms and related accessories.

Vibrating Tubular Feeder Features

Tube-Shaped Structure: A vibrating tubular feeder consists of a tube or trough-shaped structure through which materials are conveyed. The tube is typically made of stainless steel or other durable materials and can have various diameters and lengths depending on the application.

Vibration Mechanism: These feeders utilize vibrating motors or electromagnets to generate controlled vibrations that move the material along the tube. The vibrations help to prevent material buildup and ensure smooth and consistent material flow.

Gentle Handling: Vibrating tubular feeders are designed to handle fragile or delicate materials without causing damage or degradation. The gentle conveying action minimizes product breakage and ensures product integrity.

Sanitary Design: They are often designed with sanitary features such as smooth surfaces, easy-clean designs, and quick-release clamps to facilitate cleaning and minimize contamination risks.

Versatility: Tubular feeders can handle a wide range of bulk materials, including powders, granules, pellets, flakes, and other free-flowing or cohesive materials.

Vibrating Tubular Feeder Working Principle

Material Loading: Bulk materials are loaded into the tube feeder either manually or through automated feeding systems such as conveyor belts or loaders.

Vibration Generation: Vibrating motors or electromagnets mounted on the tube feeder generate controlled vibrations that cause the material to move along the tube. The vibrations can be adjusted in terms of frequency and amplitude to control the speed and direction of the material flow.

Material Conveyance: As the tube vibrates, the bulk material is conveyed forward in a gentle and controlled manner. The tube's inclined or horizontal orientation influences the conveying direction and trajectory of the material.

Discharge: At the discharge end of the tube feeder, mechanisms such as gates, chutes, or conveyor belts regulate the flow of material onto the next stage of the production process.

Vibrating Tubular Feeder Applications

Food Processing: Vibrating tubular feeders are used in food processing industries for conveying ingredients such as flour, sugar, salt, spices, and additives in baking, mixing, blending, and packaging applications.

Pharmaceuticals: They are employed in pharmaceutical manufacturing for conveying powders, granules, capsules, tablets, and other pharmaceutical ingredients in production and packaging processes.

Chemicals and Plastics: Tubular feeders find applications in chemical processing and plastics manufacturing for conveying resins, pigments, additives, and other raw materials in compounding, extrusion, molding, and packaging operations.

Packaging: They are used in packaging lines for conveying and filling containers, pouches, bags, or bottles with powders, granules, or other bulk materials.

Mining and Minerals: Tubular feeders are utilized in mining and mineral processing for conveying ores, minerals, and aggregates from storage bins or hoppers to crushers, screens, mills, and other equipment.

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