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Pipe Vibrators Solve Material Flow Issues in Power Plant

June 23, 2022

Pipes and chutes are used in many industries to move material quickly and efficiently within the facility or plant. While these are often the best solution for moving material between areas of the process, they can be a primary source of material flow constraints, such as plugging. Conventional techniques to restore flow, like hitting the […]

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BH Truck Vibrators Improve Dump Truck and Trailer Unloading

June 2, 2022

Dump truck and trailer unloading can go from an easy job to a time consuming one, depending on the material the truck is hauling and the weather conditions. In the past, truck drivers have come up with ways to deal with sticking material by swinging sledge hammers and “bouncing” the truck in an effort to […]

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NAVCO Expands Manufacturing Space for Growth

April 15, 2022

NAVCO (National Air Vibrator Company) has completed a major building project at its Houston, Texas headquarters to expand its bin hopper vibrator, railcar vibrator, and vibratory equipment manufacturing quality control and testing space, and to build out additional, new office space for its growing engineering staff. “While some manufacturers paused during the pandemic, NAVCO moved […]

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Railcar Unloading: Eliminate Costly Carryback

March 4, 2022

A significant contributor to high costs of materials that are transported by railcar is often the material that remains in the railcar after the unloading process is complete. The residual material, known as carryback, increases operational costs as material is billed based on the weight loaded at time of shipment. This means any material remaining […]

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VacuVibe Improves Bulk Material Densification in Carbide Facility

January 6, 2022

Many industries struggle to meet their target weight/ fill levels in bulk material containers. Material not densifying enough within its container during the loading process can create costly delays, reduced margins, higher shipping costs, and constrain plant capacity. To combat these costly inefficiencies many operators resort to unsafe and destructive practices, such as hammering or […]

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Shakeout Table Improves Sand Reclamation in Foundry

October 27, 2021

The shakeout is a core component of a foundry’s casting process. It removes residual sand from the casting mold by shaking the casting until the sand has separated from the casting. The casting then moves down the process for cleaning and finishing, while residual sand remains. This leaves the foundry with a decision to make […]

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Bulk Material Flow Issues in Your Plastic Hoppers?

August 17, 2021

NAVCO has a Magnetic Solution Bulk material flow issues come with additional challenges in light duty applications where plastic hopper bins and intermediate bulk containers (IBC Tote) are utilized. Traditional methods of installing hopper vibrators to promote material flow, welding and bolting, are not advisable when working with plastic hoppers. Welding is not an option […]

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Top 3 Advantages of Extreme Duty BH Vibrators vs Air Cannons

April 9, 2021

Extreme Duty BH Vibrators and Air Cannons (Blasters) are both used to promote material flow in heavy walled vessels such as bunker and chutes. Extreme Duty BH Vibrators are large pneumatic piston vibrators that utilize vibration to promote flow, whereas air cannons utilize high volume, high pressure bursts of air. While both types of equipment […]

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Solve Railcar Unloading Problems with HCP Railcar Vibrators

January 12, 2021

The NAVCO Hopper Car Portable (HCP) Railcar Vibrator is the original member of the NAVCO family of railcar vibrators and shakers which includes the Railside Car Shaker and the Overhead Railcar Shaker. Primarily used for unloading covered hopper railcars, the HCP Railcar Vibrator promotes material flow, protects workers and equipment, and ensures timely unloading. When […]

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Pneumatic Piston Vibrators Keep Bulk Materials Flowing

November 2, 2020

For more than 65 years, NAVCO has provided North American industry with piston vibrators that keep bulk materials flowing. Utilized across a wide range of industries these vibrators have kept sand, minerals, metals, plastics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, grains, food, and more moving along the production line. By stopping these materials from clogging up silos, railcars, bins, […]

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