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Martin Vibration Systems and Solutions ,NTS Non-Impacting Linear Vibrators, 2001, USA.
Martin Vibration Systems and Solutions, NTK Oscillators, 2001, USA.
* cited by examiner
Primary Examiner—David Sorkin
(74) Attorney, Agent, or Firm—Barnes & Thornburg LLP
A vibratory apparatus and method for settling the contents of a container. The vibratory apparatus includes a base and a load table located above the base. A plurality of resiliently flexible vertical support members attach the load table to the base. Apneumatic linear vibrator is attached to the load table and is adapted to the vibrate the load table along a line of stroke that is generally linear and generally horizontal. One or more vacuum cups are attached to the top of the load table to releasably secure the container to the load table for vibration. The vibrator can independently vary the amplitude and the frequency of the vibration of the container to maximize settling of wllthe contents of the container.
12 Claims, 3 Drawing Sheets