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Solutions for the construction industry

For construction companies that build large structures like bridges, tunnels, stadiums, office towers, detached houses, apartment buildings, factories and assembly halls, processing large volumes of concrete is critical to your business. Finished parts, liners, railroad ties/sleepers, girders and pillars must meet demanding standards for longevity and resistivity, as well as frost and water resistance. One highly effective method for achieving these standards is to apply vibration with an industrial vibrator to the concrete as it’s drying. This forces any trapped air bubbles to the surface, thereby strengthening the final product.

Proven technology combined with innovative solutions

At NetterVibration, we have developed highly innovative compaction solutions for the construction industry, including the the prize-winning GyroShake, which operates in complete silence, eliminating unsafe noise levels, as well as high performance shakers for slipform pavers and pneumatic external vibrators for tunnel formwork. NetterVibration also supplies vibrators and equipment for the conveying, sieving and dosing of aggregates.

With more than 60 years of experience manufacturing internal and external vibrators, NetterVibration has a long track record of meeting the demands required by builders on construction sites and in precast factories.

Our experienced application experts here to help you determine which solution is right for your application and make sure that meets your needs once it’s up and running. Just contact us and let us know how we can make your operation more efficient and more profitable.

Optimisation the length of pile groynes

As part of a case study in a research project, our customer examined the ideal length of wooden breakwater posts which are to be embedded in the sand, protecting the beach against coastal erosion. The goal was to reduce the length of the piles to a minimum in order to reduce the amount of material and energy used. At the same time, the wooden piles should be stable enough to withstand the swell.

As there was no possibility to use the sensitive measuring devices required in salty seawater, the piles were set on the waterfront. The customer used a pneumatic linear vibrator series NTK 25 fixed on the piles to simulate the force and frequency of the ocean waves. In this way, the long-term effect of the swell could be successfully replicated.

With the knowledge gained, the consumption of wooden piles can be reduced to a sustainable level. The reduction of resources, energy and time necessary to install the piles, that are too long, is also very beneficial for the environment.

Products used in this case study
  • pneumatic linear vibrators series NTK by NetterVibration
    Series NTK Pneumatic Linear Vibrators

    The pneumatic linear vibrators of the series NTK are especially suitable for conveying and compacting bulk material, due to the completely linear vibration. The linear vibration is produced by a freely oscillating, self-reversing piston.

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Vibrating Mass Concrete

NetterVibration customer in the construction industry in Laos was contracted to build a hydropower dam made of several hundred thousand cubic meters of concrete. The aggregates mixed to this concrete were of a size between 20 and 150 mm. The customer wanted NetterVibration to provide a solution that would compact such concrete in a short time, as they had to pour about 180 m³ of concrete per hour.

They purchased 8 NetterVibration NVI 3 Mass Concrete Compacting Units to be mounted on hydraulic excavators. Each equipment consisting of 3 vibrators was connected to the hydraulic system of the excavator and therefore completely autonomous. The NVI 3 works by inserting the internal vibrators (diameter 150 mm) into the moist concrete, applying vibration, and then moving on to the next spot until the whole concrete block has been compacted. The size of one block is such that 2 or 3 excavators work in one block simultaneously.

After one block is compacted the excavators with the NetterVibration NVI 3 Compacting Unit is moved by crane to the next block.

Products used in this case study

Vibrating Precast Concrete Slabs

NetterVibration customer is involved in the manufacture of precast concrete slabs for a variety of uses. In order to compact concrete while it is poured into the mold, NetterVibration supplied him with pneumatic vibrators and brackets adapted to his automatic carousel production.

The customer purchased some NetterVibration NTS 50/08 Pneumatic Linear Vibrators and installed them on the vibrating table according to NetterVibration application engineers’ advice. Once completely cured, the concrete slabs were of high resistance due to the density of the concrete, and impermeable to water intrusion. The vibration also gave the slabs a smooth surface and cut down on the manual flushing time.

Products used in this case study
  • standard vibrating table VT by NetterVibration
    Series VT Standard Vibrating Tables

    Our standard vibration tables consist of a frame, insulation elements, vibrating plate, drive unit and control system, constructed from the highest-quality materials and components. All of NetterVibration’s vibrating tables are engineered to adapt to your requirements and to increase the performance on your process.

  • pneumatic linear vibrators series NTS by NetterVibration
    Series NTS Pneumatic Linear Vibrators

    The pneumatic linear vibrators of the series NTS are especially suitable for conveying, emptying and compacting bulk material. The vibration (sinus-shaped oscillation) is produced by a freely vibrating, self-reversing piston.

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Vibrating Precast Concrete Sleepers

NetterVibration customer in the construction industry manufactures concrete railroad sleepers on a semi-automated circular production plant. In order to ensure that the pre-stressed railroad sleepers would conform to the high quality standards of the railroad company, the concrete needed to be vibrated intensely.

The company purchased Netter NEG Series Electric External Vibrators and a special frequency control. The vibrators where installed on the vibrating table that received the molds, applying vibration during filling of the concrete into the mold. The size of the vibrators, the appropriate frequency and the correct location was determined by NetterVibration .

As a result the rail broad sleepers were perfectly compacted at the minimum possible noise level.

Products used in this case study
  • customised vibrating table with rollers and scale by NetterVibration
    Customised Vibrating Tables

    Whatever your requirements, our team of engineers will offer you a solution meeting your expectations, we are happy to put our 70 years of experience and expertise to work for you and design the right solution for your business

  • [Translate to English:] Serie NEG Drehstrom Elektro-Außenvibratoren
    Series NEG 3-Phase Electric External Vibrators

    Electric external vibrators of the series NEG are used whenever, for example conveyor chutes or sieves need to be driven. In addition, these devices can loosen material blockages adhesion in silos. The 3-phase NEG units run at 750, 1,000, 1,500 or 3,000 min-1 with a 230/400 V, 50 Hz power supply.

  • static adjustable frequency control SRF by NetterVibration
    Series SRF, NFU and ATV Variable-Frequency Controls

    Some applications require frequencies that cannot be achieved with normal vibrator. We offer three types of variable-frequency drives solutions.

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Vibrating Concrete Lining for a Tunnel

A customer asked NetterVibration for a study to implement pneumatic high frequency vibrators on the formwork to compact concrete. NetterVibration supplied the technical drawing that showed the spots where the vibrator had to be mounted and thus the mold supplier was able to manufacture the mould accordingly.

This customer purchased a large quantity of Netter NTV 61 Pneumatic External Vibrators that were installed in strategically chosen spots on the mold. These spots were determined by engineers from NetterVibration. The high frequency rotary pneumatic vibrators applied to the mold compact the concrete efficiently to the total satisfaction of the customer and the German railway company.

As a result, once the concrete was cured, the absence of trapped air led to more density and stability.

Products used in this case study
  • pneumatic external vibrators series NTV by NetterVibration
    Series NTV Pneumatic External Vibrators

    Pneumatic external vibrators of the series NTV are especially suitable for compacting, conveying and loosening bulk material. The circular vibration is produced by eccentric rotating rotors.

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Emptying Damp Soil from Hopper Cars

A NetterVibration customer in the shipping and transport industry was experiencing difficulty in thoroughly emptying hopper cars of ash upon delivery. Because ash tends to retain some moisture, it was forming clumps and sticking to the inside of the car. Frequently, workers would have to dislodge the ash manually, which is time consuming and risky, or the trains would simply return without completely emptying the car.

The customer purchased an NHW 7000 hydraulic vibrator and, using a front loader, applied the vibration to the hopper car while it was being unloaded. This shook the ash off of the sides and bottom of the car, allowing it to fall freely out of the car. As a result, the car is emptied faster, and because it is emptied thoroughly, it can be re-filled completely, allowing more material to be delivered with each trip.

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Separating Large and Small Rocks in Gravel

A Netter customer in the construction industry was working with gravel consisting of rocks of varying sizes, which needed to be separated into groups of large and small rocks while conveying the gravel from one station in the process to the next.

The customer purchased a KRD-FL 80-350 closed trough and sieve with dual outlets, one for larger rocks and one for smaller rocks. The sieve is driven by a NTK 85 NF pneumatik linear vibrator connected via series FlexiLink. During processing, the smaller rocks fell through the openings of the sieve and were conveyed through one outlet, while the larger rocks stayed on top of the mesh and were conveyed through the other outlet.

Products used in this case study
  • KRE 25 120 with sieve and electric external vibrators by NetterVibration
    Customised Conveyors and Dosing Systems

    Feeders for conveying lettuce, dosing dry fruits, sieving gravel, and more. Whatever your product and application may be, we design a totally customized feeder adapted to your needs.

  • pneumatic linear vibrators series NTK by NetterVibration
    Series NTK Pneumatic Linear Vibrators

    The pneumatic linear vibrators of the series NTK are especially suitable for conveying and compacting bulk material, due to the completely linear vibration. The linear vibration is produced by a freely oscillating, self-reversing piston.

  • FlexiLink by NetterVibration
    Series FlexiLink Resonance Conveyor System

    The resonance conveyor system of the series FlexiLink consists of a pneumatic linear vibrator of the series NTK, blade springs and the FlexiLink connecting element. This system uses the natural resonance of the springs in order to convey bulk materials.

  • blade springs by NetterVibration
    Blade Springs

    Conveyor systems transferring low weight loads quick and easy to assemble with combinations of our blade springs. These include, among other things, transport chutes, conveyor troughs for dosing and sieves.

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