Any mass being set in motion generates ENERGY. This occurs, for example, with earthquakes agitating huge masses which are able to destroy all human constructions, and with tree-shaking in order to harvest fruit without great effort.
These energies and their applications are calculated by means of vibration technology.
As a source of drive, applied VIBRATION TECHNOLOGY requires so-called vibration exciters, e.g. external vibrators. External vibrators feed circular or linear oscillatory energy in periodically changing directions in order to enter their force into the mass to be agitated.
With the help of these vibration exciters, vibratory technology allows for the excitation of the mass to be set to motion predominantly by means of periodical force and thus creates an oscillation with a determined frequency and amplitude.
When an unbalance is being generated, the excited mass follows a circular or elliptical path whereas a linear-type vibrator makes the mass move in a forward-and-backward direction.
There are three common types of energy for the drive of vibrators: pneumatic, electric, or hydraulic energy.