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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.


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.



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.


  • 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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