The compressed air that powers these vibrators is commonly accepted as industry’s fourth utility. An air system, when properly installed and maintained, is an extremely efficient and safe method to both control and transmit energy to a wide range of equipment including pneumatic vibrators.

For over 80 years, Airmatic has specified and supplied pneumatic rotary and linear vibrators to customers experiencing a wide range of material flow and unloading problems in a variety of manufacturing, agricultural, and mining applications. We represent and stock air vibrators from many of the world’s leading air vibrator manufacturers, so we’ve got a safe, reliable solution to your problem and we’re here to help.

The use of air vibrators to solve flow problems continues to grow because it has a number of advantages: 

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  • Productivity and Power –air vibrators convert 100% of input power into output power delivering more force pounds and higher RPM

  • Lower Cost – air vibrators have fewer moving parts so little maintenance and repair is required, and because their power can be tuned to the application, their energy consumption can be completely controlled

  • Safety – air vibrators are used in environments where moisture, conductive materials, and even explosive and flammable atmospheres are a problem

  • Versatility – air vibrators have a great power-to-weight ratio so they are ideal in situations where space is tight or weight matters

  • Work Through a Power Failure – air vibrators run off a compressor’s stored power so they run when the power goes out

Our team of applied vibration specialists are available to discuss your unique needs and determine the best pneumatic vibrator for you. Contact us today and speak with a dedicated expert to learn more about the options available.


Types of Pneumatic Vibrators

There are two types of pneumatic vibrators: rotary and piston. Rotary air vibrators utilize omni-directional force (waves of energy over a wide area), whereas piston air vibrators use linear force (straight line impacting energy to a specific area). Each has its own benefits and unique industrial applications.



Types of Pneumatic Vibrators

Rotary Air Vibrators

Pneumatic Rotary Vibrators are ideal where the flow problem is primarily caused by a material’s particle to particle interaction forces, and the material to bin wall friction of dry (≤ 5% moisture) bulk solids — the primary causes of a bulk solid’s tendency to bridge, arch, build-up or rat-hole. These relatively dry materials respond best to rotary vibration which produces an omni-directional centrifugal force that can be applied over a proportionately large surface area to transmit energy waves through a bin/chute’s steel wall directly into the material to promote flow.

Piston Air Vibrators

Much like a hammer, reciprocating piston vibrators generate linear impact force through the repeated driving of a piston directly against a base plate or a cushion of air between the piston and base plate. They produce impulses acting perpendicular to the Form and usually operate in the frequencies of 1,000 to 5,000 vibrations per minute (VPM). The speed (VPM) is based on model selected and the air pressure and volume supplied. They work best for wet, sticky, clinging bulk materials.

Air Vibrator Mounts, Brackets and Controls

Accessories for a range of Rotary and Linear Vibrators.

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