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Martin Engineering’s Cougar® B vibrators deliver enhanced reliability and extended service life

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Bulk material handlers in a wide array of industries are improving process flow and efficiency with a line-up of heavy duty vibrators that are rated for continuous duty even at maximum force settings, delivering enhanced reliability and extended service life. The Cougar® B series vibrators from Martin Engineering minimise accumulation in storage vessels, transfer chutes, dust collectors and other locations, maintaining throughput and reducing maintenance time required to clear blockages. All models are totally enclosed, non-vented (TENV) designs with Class H high temperature windings and enclosures rated IP-66. The units have already benefitted system operators in cement, coal and aggregates processing.

“Some manufacturers use Class F windings,” explained Martin Engineering Product Specialist David Ruggio. “That typically allows continuous duty at mid-level force ratings, but we wanted to design these units to go beyond that kind of performance. The benefit is a cooler-running vibrator that lasts longer in demanding service conditions.”

With dozens of models available, Martin Engineering offers the water-tight, dust-tight designs in a wide selection of voltages, speeds, force ratings and frequencies to suit virtually any application, including hazardous locations. Specific models range from 70 lbs of centrifugal force output to 16 500 lbs, in speed ranges of 850, 1170, 1750 and 3450 RPM. All of the B Series vibrators are electric and assembled in the USA.

“We’re seeing many plants taking steps to reduce their consumption of compressed air,” Ruggio continued. “These electric designs are replacing pneumatic vibrators in many applications, which helps cut down plant air use. In most situations, a 1 HP electric vibrator will perform the same amount of work as a pneumatic design requiring a 10 – 15 HP compressor. Electric units are also extremely low maintenance when compared to pneumatics and they’re much quieter.” 

Material flow is critical to process efficiency in any bulk handling operation and Martin Engineering has been providing customers with components, application assistance and technical service for nearly 70 years, helping them improve efficiency and reduce risk. The company offers a comprehensive selection of vibration products and the Cougar brand designs have proven themselves over 50+ years of service in some of the most demanding industrial and mobile applications.

Adapted from press release by Rosalie Starling

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