“I am surprised just how much difference such a seemingly insignificant change has made to our process. Matrox really has improved plant efficiency and cut production costs. We have a policy of using routine maintenance as an opportunity to upgrade and improve our plant, this project demonstrates the benefits that can be achieved.” Production Director
A vibratory feeder conveying sand and gravel in a concrete batching plant required routine maintenance to replace the polyethylene liner. Rather than simply replace with a like-for-like product, the client decided to use the opportunity to try and find a replacement which would help improve feeder performance.
Throughput = 30 tonnes in 21 minutes // Vibrator amperage = 3.9 A
Improved throughput = 30 tonnes in 15 minutes // Vibrator amperage = 2.5 A // Less vibration required.
Productivity – fast, predictable material feed
Cycle time – reduced by 6 minutes per batch
Power – energy savings through lower vibrator amperage
Maintenance – better abrasion resistance reduces frequency of chan