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High-speed camera helps explain how to measure displacement on feeders and conveyors

Erie, PA -- Eriez has produced a new video to walk viewers through the proper procedures for measuring displacement on electromagnetic and electromechanical feeders and conveyors. The two-and-a-half-minute video can be viewed from the Eriez...


Erie, PA — Eriez has produced a new video to walk viewers through the proper procedures for measuring displacement on electromagnetic and electromechanical feeders and conveyors. The two-and-a-half-minute video can be viewed from the Eriez website at eriez.com/content/videos/ or the company’s YouTube channel at YouTube.com/Eriez.

In the video, Rob Yandrick, product manager—vibratory/screening, explains that while a vibratory feeder with a factory installed tray is properly tuned at the factory before shipment, sometimes it may be necessary for displacement to be read at a user’s site. He cautions that too much or too little displacement can signal problems.

The video describes the two types of displacement stickers: v-gauge and circle-gauge. Yandrick guides viewers through proper positioning for both types of stickers.

By using a high-speed camera, the video shows close-up views of both the v-gauge and circle-gauge stickers while the feeders are in operation and moving at a high rate of speed. Yandrick provides a thorough explanation of the process for accurately reading displacement shown on the stickers.

According to the video, written instructions on reading displacement are included with the Installation, Operation and Maintenance manuals supplied with all Eriez vibratory equipment. For more information, visit eriez.com/Products/VibratoryFeedersAndConveyors/.