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Common Reasons Why Vibratory Feeders Fail

Jan. 22, 2022

Vibratory feeders are critical to many industries because of their associated functions. They maximize vibration and gravity as they feed material into the machine. They can also feed materials into further processing, ensuring they are available for other applications.


As mentioned earlier, vibratory feeders are maximized by the industry because of their feeding capabilities. Despite major advances in technology, companies still use vibratory feeders to align and feed electronic parts, chemicals, food, glass vials, pharmaceuticals, and more. Companies are likewise integrating vibratory feeders into their automated production lines and assembly systems.


However, one thing companies should always monitor when using vibratory feeders is their performance, as they are still prone to unexpected failures. Here are some common reasons why some vibratory feeders do not operate optimally

Vibrating Grizzly Feeder

 Vibrating Grizzly Feeder


Uneven floor area

Vibratory feeders must work in flat, solid floor areas. With this specific type of floor area, they can easily deliver material to its intended destination. Alternatively, placing a vibratory feeder in an uneven, uneven, or cracked floor area will only affect its operation. Once a vibratory feeder is placed in an uneven floor area, the frequencies generated cannot resonate through their support structure and be absorbed by the floor.

GZZ Series Vibrating Grizzly Feeders are developed to handle ROM material, used in feeding a primary crusher,  reducing the load on the primary crusher, and withstand constant abuse because of the blind plate infeed end, grizzly bears in the discharge end.


Improper Damping

As their name implies, vibratory feeders do a lot of work by generating powerful vibrations. Since they are already known for generating vibration, companies should take steps to control the vibration frequency of vibrating feeders. Some vibratory feeders may be firmly anchored to the floor, while others may have to be equipped with standard leveling feet to effectively transmit vibration. Without proper vibration damping, they will only affect the performance of adjacent machines, which could likewise lead to their imminent failure.

Vibrating Feeder

Vibrating Feeder     

Dirty Parts and Components

Vibratory feeders will only operate optimally if they are handling the same parts and components. Some changes in the specifications of parts and components may negatively affect the feeder because they are not intended for feeding. Dirty parts can likewise affect their performance, especially if they are still coated with dies, lubricants, and other elements. Knowing the condition and status of the parts being processed can help avoid vibratory feeder failures.


Wrong Care and Maintenance

Another reason vibratory feeders can fail is incorrect care and maintenance. Some companies may indeed need to use vibratory feeders in their processes. However, if there is a problem with a component of the equipment, they may consider repairing its components without any professional help. While performing DIY repairs, some of their vibratory feeders may have parts that have been damaged along the way. To ensure that vibratory feeders are optimally maintained, companies should always consult with professionals so they know what to do in the future.


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