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Martin releases IMP3 impacting railcar vibrator

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World Cement,


Neponset-based Martin Engineering has introduced a portable vibrator that activates the free flow of bulk materials from closed-top hopper railcars: the Martin IMP3 impacting railcar vibrator.

Martin releases IMP3 impacting railcar vibrator

The IMP3 delivers one of the highest force-to-weight ratios in the marketplace, according to the company, providing the necessary power to evacuate compacted bulk materials, including portland cement, fertilizer, bentonite clay, and grain.

“When a railcar is being emptied, the process needs to be fast, efficient, and thorough,’ explained Marty Yepson, Business Development Manager for Railcar Products at Martin Engineering. “Extra time spent unloading, manually cleaning or sending cars back with material in them can translate to lost profits or increased costs.”

“The higher the force-to-weigh ratio, the more force is delivered to the material, increasing the efficiency of the vibrator,” concluded Yepson.

The IMP3 was designed specifically for use for unloading dry powdered bulk materials. It produces 3000 vibrations per minute and 2400 lb (1542 kg) of force. The rapid impacts generate a vibratory wave through the metal hopper of the railcar, loosening adhered materials and ensuring fast and even flow.

“Visiting the facilities that have started using these units, operators tell me they’re impressed by the ease of use and the low maintenance,” Yepsen concluded. “This is one of those products that has a profound impact on logistical efficiency, workplace safety and overall cost of operation.”

Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/product-news/29062017/martin-releases-imp3-impacting-railcar-vibrator/

 

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