Vibrating Conveyor Systems in Grain Applications

  • 5 min read

Vibrating conveyor is a kind of equipment that conveys materials through vibration force. Its main working principle is to make materials move relative to each other in the conveying pipeline through the vibration force generated by the vibrator. Vibrating conveyors are widely used in grain systems. The following is an introduction to the application of vibrating conveyors in grain systems.

conveyor vibration system
two mass conveyor vibration system

Three application scenarios of vibrating conveyors

Vibrating conveyors are mainly used in the following aspects of the grain system:

Food processing

In the process of grain processing, it is usually necessary to carry out operations such as conveying, cleaning, screening, and grinding of raw materials. Vibrating conveyors can transport raw materials from one device to another and screen out coarse impurities from raw materials by vibratory force, thereby improving production efficiency and product quality.

Granary discharge

When the granary is discharged, it is usually necessary to transport the grain stored in the granary to processing equipment such as a mill. Since the grain in the granary usually has agglomeration and accumulation, the use of vibrating conveyors can effectively solve these problems.

Food packaging

In the grain packaging process, it is usually necessary to transport the grain from weighing equipment to packaging equipment. Vibrating conveyors can quickly and accurately transport grain to packaging equipment, thereby improving packaging efficiency and accuracy.

Four characteristics and advantages of vibrating conveyor

Energy efficient

Since the vibrating conveyor uses vibration force to transport materials, compared with traditional mechanical conveying equipment, its conveying efficiency is higher and energy consumption can be greatly reduced.

Stable and reliable operation

The vibrating conveyor has a simple structure, stable operation, and is not prone to failure, which can ensure the continuity and stability of the production process.


The vibrating conveyor can adapt to different material conveying requirements and has certain adaptability to the characteristics of material adhesion and fluidity.

Easy maintenance

The maintenance of the vibrating conveyor is relatively simple, and only regular cleaning and lubrication are required to ensure the normal operation of the equipment.

9 precautions in the use of vibrating conveyors

Choose the right equipment

When selecting a vibrating conveyor, the appropriate equipment should be selected according to the actual material conveying needs. If the material is easily damaged, easily deformed, or easily adhered, etc., a vibrating conveyor with corresponding protective measures should be selected.

Regular maintenance

The vibrating conveyor is an important grain conveying equipment. To ensure the normal operation and use effect of the equipment, regular maintenance is required.

Cleaning equipment

Regular cleaning of equipment is an important measure to maintain the normal operation of the vibrating conveyor. It can remove impurities such as material accumulation and dust, and avoid equipment blockage caused by material accumulation.

Check the vibration motor

The vibration motor is one of the critical components of the vibrating conveyor. It is necessary to regularly check the operation status of the motor and whether the vibration force is normal. If any abnormality is found, it should be repaired or replaced in time.

Check to bear

The bearing of the vibrating conveyor is one of the important parts of the load-carrying equipment. It is necessary to check the running status of the bearing regularly to find and deal with the bearing failure in time.

Check electrical part

The electrical part of the vibrating conveyor includes motors, cables, controllers, etc. It is necessary to regularly check the operating status of the electrical component and whether the connection is firm to ensure the electrical safety of the equipment.

Through regular maintenance, the normal operation and use effect of the vibrating conveyor can be guaranteed, the service life of the equipment can be extended, and the production efficiency and product quality can be improved.

Control the size of the vibration force

The size of the vibration force will affect the vibrating conveyor’s operation effect and the material’s quality, and the size of the vibration force should be adjusted according to the actual needs.

Prevent overload

When using a vibrating conveyor, care should be taken to prevent overloading and avoid equipment damage or danger.

Safe operation

When operating the vibrating conveyor, safety operating procedures should be followed to ensure the personal safety of the operator.

Two case analysis

  • A grain processing enterprise used a vibrating conveyor for grain transportation. During its use, it was found that due to the high speed of the vibrating conveyor, the grain was easy to scatter, causing a certain amount of dust pollution. For this reason, the company has improved the vibrating conveyor, installed a dust cover, and adjusted the conveying speed, thus solving the problem of dust pollution.
  • In another grain packaging company, in order to improve packaging efficiency, the company uses a vibrating conveyor for grain transportation. Since static electricity is easily generated during the transportation of grain, the company has installed anti-static devices in the transportation pipeline, which effectively solves the problem of static electricity and improves packaging efficiency.

The above cases show that vibrating conveyors are widely used in grain systems, and can be improved and optimized to further improve their operating efficiency and safety.