DESCRIPTION

The FP and FPLF series pneumatic piston vibrators produce a linear vibration with adjustable amplitude and frequency.

FP series needs a standard airline lubrication
FPLF series is completely lubrication free.

The frequency is controlled by adjusting the air pressure.
A spring is used in the vibrator to assist starting.
Minimum operating pressure 30 PSI

 

PERFORMANCE          
MODEL  FREQUENCY FORCE OUTPUT AIR CONSUMPTION NOISE
  30 PSI 60 PSI 90 PSI 30 PSI 60 PSI 90 PSI 30 PSI 60 PSI 90 PSI  
  vpm vpm vpm lbs lbs lbs cfm cfm cfm dBA
FP 12 S 6200 7800 9300 6 10 16 0.03 0.26 0.88 47-61
FP 12 M 5000 6000 6700 7.7 13 18 0.02 0.14 0.67 57-61
FP 12 L 4000 4800 5400 8 14 19 0.04 0.11 0.71 58-60
FPLF 12 M 5000 6000 6700 7.7 13 18 0.02 0.14 0.67 57-61
FP 18 S 5000 6400 7700 13 28 40 0.18 0.16 2 62-71
FP 18 M 4000 5000 5900 14 30 42 0.14 1 1.84 61-67
FP 18 L 3100 4000 4600 15 34 46 0.18 1.81 1.62 61-68
FPLF 18 M 4000 5000 5900 14 30 42 0.14 1 1.84 61-67
FP 25 S 3600 4300 5500 28 61 94 0.46 1.91 3.3 70-73
FP 25 M 3000 3800 4200 32 82 113 0.81 1.76 3.07 71-74
FP 25 L 2400 3100 3700 42 88 134 0.64 2.19 3.28 72-75
FPLF 25 M 3000 3800 4200 32 82 113 0.81 1.76 3.07 71-74
FP 35 S 3800 4700 5800 66 150 234 0.81 3.56 5.72 72-75
FP 35 M 3000 4000 4600 56 175 243 0.85 2.93 4.98 73-75
FP 35 L 2400 3100 3600 63 153 240 1.34 3.14 4.77 73-75
FPLF 35 M 3000 4000 4600 56 175 243 0.85 2.93 4.98 73-75
FP 50 M 1800 2300 2700 110 220 360 1.7 3.5 6.6 72-78
FP 60 M 1900 2400 2700 140 315 489 3.1 5.6 9.4 72-78
FP 95 M 1800 2400 2800 340 590 962 5.9 11 15.6 75-80

 

FEATURES

The aluminum body is hard coated and it is corrosion resistant.

The high power-to-weight ratio of the unit makes it particularly efficient for feeder pplications.

Easy to install and designed to work continuously under the most demanding conditions.
With proper muffler these units are very quiet and usually below 75 dBA.

There is no paint to flake off.

Explosion proof, light weight and compactness make these units ideal for most applications.
The FPLF, being lubrication free, discharges no oil mist into the atmosphere.

Estremely low air consumption

 

DIMENSIONS       
MODEL
A
B
C
D
MOUNTING
E
(BSP)INLET
F
(BSP)OUTLET
WEIGHT
(lbs)
FP 12 S 2.80” 1.22” 1.34”
M-8
1/8”
1/8”
0.32
FP 12 M 3.19” 1.22” 1.34”
M-8
1/8”
1/8”
0.37
FP 12 L 3.70” 1.22” 1.34”
M-8
1/8”
1/8”
0.45
FPLF 12 M 3.19” 1.22” 1.34”
M-8
1/8”
1/8”
0.37
FP 18 S 3.19” 1.57” 1.65”
M-10
1/8”
1/8”
0.62
FP 18 M 3.70” 1.57” 1.65”
M-10
1/8”
1/8”
0.75
FP 18 L 4.29” 1.57” 1.65”
M-10
1/8”
1/8”
0.9
FPLF 18 M 3.70” 1.57” 1.65”
M-10
1/8”
1/8”
0.75
FP 25 S 3.86” 1.89” 1.97”
M-12
1/8”
1/4”
1.17
FP 25 M 4.57” 1.89” 1.97”
M-12
1/8”
1/4”
1.43
FP 25 L 5.35” 1.89” 1.97”
M-12
1/8”
1/4”
1.74
FPLF 25 M 4.57” 1.89” 1.97”
M-12
1/8”
1/4”
1.43
FP 35 S 3.86” 2.28” 2.56”
M-12
1/4”
1/4”
1.86
FP 35 M 4.57” 2.28” 2.56”
M-12
1/4”
1/4”
2.29
FP 35 L 5.53” 2.28” 2.56”
M-12
1/4”
1/4”
2.82
FPLF 35 M 4.57” 2.28” 2.56”
M-12
1/4”
1/4”
2.29
FP 50 M 6.06” 3.33” 3.54”
M-16
1/4”
1/4”
7.15
FP 60 M 6.06” 3.74” 4.33”
M-16
1/4”
1/4”
9.35
FP 95 M 6.14” 5.51” 5.91”
N/A
3/8”
3/8”
20.7

 

TECHNICAL DATA
Unbalance Weight: Bronze Piston
Lubrication: Necessary (Oil ISO VG5 = 5 cSt/40°C or distilled water)
Air Supply: 30 to 90 PSI
Air Type: Clean, 5 µm filter required
Body: Aluminum, block anodized and teflonized
End Cap : Aluminum socket with metric mounting thread plastic or aluminum end cap
Max Vibrator Temperature: 250° F (=125° C)
Noise Level Range: 57 to 74 dBA with muffler

 

ADDITIONAL TECHNICAL INFORMATION

The FP-series vibrators are non impacting so the piston does not hit the socket, but rather stops on an air cushion formed
in the respective chamber (socket or end cap side). The force/time curve is therefore relatively sinusoidal without peaks.
This feature is excellent whenever parts have to be moved.

The housing has a female metric thread in the aluminum socket so the vibrator can be easily mounted.
The air inlet port in the body as well as the exhaust port in the end cap are tapped
with BSP thread (British Standard Pipe) but will accept US NPT (National Pipe Thread) as well.

The maximum ambient operating temperature is 50°C = 120°F

Piston vibrators with aluminum end cap may be operated at higher temperatures,
but the vibration power will decrease due to increased leakage.

The noise level is extremely low, from 57 to 74 dBA.

Applications

The FP-series piston vibrators are used mainly for feeding materials mounted
on chutes, spiral chutes and channels :

 

Installation / Operation

The FP-piston vibrator can be placed in any position.

An air line filter with five micron ( 5 µm ) is required to keep dirt from entering and blocking the piston.

A lubricator filled with oil (ISO VG5 = 5 cSt/40°C) or distilled water should be used to avoid abrasion.

Although intermittent operation is possible without lubrication if the operation factor is less than 20%,
we do strongly recommend that you always lubricate.

Please note that when mounted in upright position it will take up to two seconds for the piston to move back to its end position
after the air pressure is cut down because the piston has to move air out of the housing with the help of the starter spring.
If the vibrator will be operated intermittently, the starter spring should be turned to the upper side so that gravity supports the spring.