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Bimba's Impact Actuator Keeps Products Flowing

Posted by Kelly Howe on July 27, 2015 08:53 AM

This post is brought to you by Bimba.

Challenge:

A customer was looking for a way to dispense bulk food product onto a conveyor. The current application the customer was using to accomplish this process was getting jammed up, and causing long delays to get the product flowing again.

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Solution:

Bimba developed an impact actuator that delivers kinetic energy in order to keep the product flowing out of the hopper. The unit pictured can produce up to 400 in-lbs of energy. In addition to the integrated valving, the cylinder also allows for timing adjustment through flow control adjustment.

Benefits:

  • Bimba_Impact_Actuator_Blog2Integrated self-reciprocating circuit
  • Adjustable frequency
  • Reduces downtime due to jamming

Other Applications:

  • Belly Dump on Trailers
  • Dispensing
  • Packaging

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