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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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The HCP Railcar Vibrator Makes Unloading Fast, Safe, and Easy

August 10, 2020

When unloading bulk material from railcars, efficiency is key. The less time it takes to move from one car to the next, the more money is saved. NAVCO HCP (Hopper Car Portable) Railcar Vibrators are specifically designed to be quickly and easily moved between hoppers during the unloading of hopper railcars, while providing the vibration […]

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NAVCO Eliminates Coal Carryback in Railcars

May 11, 2020

Rapid discharge unit trains were being utilized to deliver coal to a local power generation facility. The railcars were not completely unloading and the plant was incurring significant costs associated with the stubborn coal, also known as “carryback.” Seeking to reduce their fuel costs, plant personnel set out on a search for a solution. Following […]

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NAVCO Update on COVID-19

March 25, 2020

As we navigate through these uncertain times, we want you to know we are closely monitoring the situation with COVID-19, its effects on the industry, and the country. We are following protocols as established by the Center for Disease Control and World Health Organization to ensure safety for our employees and the community. New restrictions […]

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Eliminate Carryback / Increase Unloading Capacity…

March 5, 2020

Eliminate Carryback / Increase Unloading Capacity / Enhance Safety / Reduce Maintenance   The NAVCO Overhead Railcar Shaker is designed to facilitate the unloading of bulk materials from open-top hopper railcars at transfer terminals and points of use. The NAVCO Overhead Railcar Shaker utilizes applied vibration technology to efficiently drive energy into the railcar, resulting […]

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Large BH Vibrators Solve Material Flow Problems

November 22, 2019

Large Bins, hoppers, and bunkers utilize NAVCO’s large industrial vibrators to solve material flow problems. The impulse (thumping) forcing function of NAVCO Large BH pneumatic piston vibrators efficiently transfers vibration through heavy-walled bins and bunkers that resist vibration transfer of the sinusoidal forcing function of other vibrator types. Highly effective NAVCO Large BH vibrator systems […]

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Stainless Steel Pneumatic Piston Vibrators

August 1, 2019

Through our partnerships with customers in the food, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries, NAVCO learned of the need for a vibrator suitable for washdown and sanitary environments. The processes in these industries typically utilize light to medium duty stainless steel hoppers, silos, vessels and chutes. The NAVCO solution was to develop a stainless steel version of […]

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