One of the main applications of the air spring shock absorbers are screeners and vibrating tables that are located in mining installations. As we have already detailed in another post, air bellow shock absorbers are also used in a similar application, in screeners for food processing.
Air spring shock absorbers in food industry Vs Air spring shock isolators in mining industry
In both fields the application is similar, the main difference consists on the temperature atmosphere and the aggressive conditions that the shock absorber might face in the mine, comparing with those in the food processing machines, taking into account that air bellows have to absorb strong shocks coming from stones and rocks that impact on screeners placed in the mining installation.
When the truck unloads/throws the stones into the screener, the air bellow shock absorbers reduce the vibrations and shocks due to its isolation capabilities.
ORIA M-45 air springs shock absorber located in screeners and vibrating tables
In the following picture we can see an example of ORIA’s M-45 air spring shock absorbers located in a screener. In this case, the screener has to support the weight and impacts of stones that are being thrown from the truck located above the machine.
Importance of the right air bellow shock absorber selection
It is relevant to analyse the applications main features, in order to make the right air spring selection. The air spring isolation criteria should be revised, so as to collect all the all the required information and consequently, select the correct air spring isolator. By this way, we are able to ensure a longer life cycle of the shock absorber and the machinery, avoiding possible wear or defects.