A baseball hat given away at one NPE2009 booth said it all: Good vibrations since 1923.
Cleveland Vibrator Co., a Cleveland-based manufacturer of vibrating equipment for the material-handling industry, showed an array of products at NPE that are used in industries outside of plastics, but could also be useful to resin makers, compounders and recyclers.
CVC's newest offering is an ultrasonic separator designed to separate particularly fine materials, allowing some firms to use finer materials that they otherwise might be forced to throw away.
The cylindrical hopper has two vibrating units attached to either side and an ultrasonic pulsing unit affixed to the hopper's exterior.
The ultrasonic is applied right to the aluminum frame, said Jack Steinbuch, CVC general sales manager, in a June 22 interview at NPE2009, held June 22-26 in Chicago. That way, you don't lose screening area inside or burn up the wires. Other ultrasonic setups don't have that. That's the uniqueness of it.
The most commonly used CVC machine in the plastics industry is a vibrating table, he said.
Resin makers and compounders use the vibrator to force material to settle to the bottoms of cartons, gaylord boxes, bags or drums, to eliminate shipping air and to use space as efficiently as possible.
CVC also manufactures feeding and screening machines that separate differently sized materials like those found after grinding recycled scrap.
CVC was founded in 1923 in a one-car garage. In 2006 it acquired HK Technologies Inc. of Salem, Ohio, a manufacturer of fine-powder screening equipment.
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