General Kinematics: Leaders of Two-Mass technology

General Kinematics: Leaders of Two-Mass technology

Two-Mass technology allows systems to handle larger capacities while prolonging equipment life.

March 1, 2021

General Kinematics’ Two-Mass technology has made it possible to handle larger capacities while prolonging the equipment’s life.

Two-Mass refers to a style of vibratory equipment where one mass (the drive) is used to mobilize a second mass (the body). Connecting these two masses through a spring network creates a responsive subresonant system. This system responds to changes in load without dampening performance and efficiency. Two-Mass also is much less costly to operate and maintain, as belts, large motors and bearings are eliminated. 

On the other hand, brute force technology (the most common vibratory design) decreases in stroke as the material load increases, causing backups and poor material distribution. Brute force machines typically have large motors and eccentric weights that can cause issues when starting up. The power required to achieve a design stroke is a direct correlation of the mass it must vibrate. Therefore, with an increase in material load, the design stroke will decrease. With this inherent difference, Two-Mass technology maintains material activation efficiency and capacity at all times, while brute force efficiency and capacity will decrease under full load and surge conditions.

View examples and direct comparisons on the GK Two-Mass Advantage page.