Vibratory Conveyors

Key benefits

  • Vibratory conveyors provide a seamless transition of the whole processing line
  • Superior to standard conveyor belts as you don’t need to replace the tray
  • Quieter, more compact & more efficient than standard conveyor belts
  • Variable speed & soft start options
  • Local, manual and remote settings
  • Easy to clean & use less energy
  • Can be produced with a “sharks tooth” surface for fresh meat products
Vibratory Conveyor
  • Allows for precise control of your processes
  • Prevents avalanche, overfeed and starvation on your food production line
  • Hygienic design
  • Available in length, widths & screen configurations to suit customer requirements
  • We have a range of variable speeds to accommodate the flow rate which we rate as amplitude which translates to meters per minute
  • Our unique variable speed drive control panels are industry-leading
  • Can operate in high +50°C and below freezing to -50°C temperature zones
  • ATEX designs and can be used in high temperatures
  • Rubber oscillating isolation mounts or as C&P call them ‘anti-vibration mounts’ absorbing 99.7% of all vibration preventing transmitted vibration disturbance to structures or other equipment such as CCW Multiheads.
  • The risk of damage to your product, caused by conveying, is minimised
  • Helps a more efficient use of staff
  • Automating the movement of product reduces the safety risks to staff
  • Our conveyors can be loaded any place along the line
  • Fabricated from stainless steel
  • Lined with specialist coatings
  • Open or enclosed trough versions with either bolt-on or quick release covers
  • Dusty products can be conveyed fully enclosed tubular versions
  • Heated, cooled or insulated conveyor pans
  • Mounted on our industry-leading anti-vibration mounts and leaf springs flexures which can be support stand based or suspended installation
  • Available with electromagnetic C&P designed and manufacture drives
  • Range of contact surfaces and materials available
  • Alternative drive configuration to suit the application with easy clean access designed as standard
  • Feeder covers for dust tight operation in Stainless steel, Perspex or PVC
  • Full stainless-steel construction
  • Finish of contact surfaces: smooth/natural finish/bead blasted/rigidised/dimple plate or electro polished
  • Dimensions up to 6m long and 2.5m wide and can be connected
  • Cox & Plant Vibrating conveyors can be manufactured as open or enclosed designs with rectangular, tubular or spiral profiles for individual or modular designs for conveying over extended distances
  • Suspension overhead capability where a ‘sea of Legs’ is to be avoided.
  • Designed and developed to be modular, clients can customise exactly what they need from our stable of products which are designed and manufactured in the West Midlands
  • The Cox & Plant customer ethos means that grading, sizing and separating machine is tailored to a customer’s specific requirements. All machines are built to order and entirely manufactured in the Black Country in the heart of the industrial midlands, UK to suit your precise requirements
  • Our conveyors exactly utilise gentle horizontal handling and conveying of delicate food products
  • The traditional mechanical brute force shaker can cause unnecessary damage to the food stream and your bottom line profit margin. We specialise in gentle and precise product conveying, for us dosing is the magic word
  • We design and build in all shapes and to feed the rest of the line of process and packing lines
  • Custom designed to suit customer product requirements
  • Stainless steel construction, fully welded to the highest standards and can be built in a range of different surfaces 
  • Low maintenance ensures low cost of ownership
  • Industry standard proven control system
  • Low energy use for improved environmental efficiency
  • Robust construction to stand up to busy manufacturing environments
  • Cost effective
  • Our machinery is industry proven, reputation is everything, with the best materials, the highest hygienic standards, rules and regulations
  • Rapid and frequent stop/start capabilities
  • Allows your produce to arrive at the right time and in the exact quantity

Quieter, more compact, more efficient

Vibratory conveyors are superior to standard conveyor belts in every conceivable way. They’re quieter, more compact, more efficient, and much easier to clean and service. With our conveyors they tray does not need to be replaced, unlike belts which need replacing every 6 months on average. Our vibratory conveyors cost very little to own and run. Because they use far less energy, they’re variable speed, work on demand so that you can keep your production line running for much longer. You can expect to make a return on your investment within your first year of ownership and because they’re so easy to clean, you can achieve world class hygiene standards overnight. We can build them in a variety of different lengths and materials.

Vibratory Conveyors vs Belt Conveyors

We have defined the pros and cons of using vibratory conveyors versus belt conveyors. We know vibratory conveyors are superior to standard conveyor belts as they are quieter, more compact, more efficient, and much easier to clean and service.

Belt Conveyors


  • Low initial purchase cost
  • Can be steeply inclined
  • May want to keep products in one batch
  • Suitable for transporting delicate produce
  • Lightweight compared to duty
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  • High maintenance and running costs
  • Hard to clean and hygiene
  • Does not create a mono layer
  • Product throw issues
  • Can’t discharge or accurately feed to a CCW
  • Breakdown issues
  • Can’t use them in wash down environments due to the motors unless IP65 or above at extra cost
  • Can’t be programmed and does not have the ability for variable speeds

Vibratory Conveyors


  • Minimal parts and spares required
  • Easy to hygiene as it is all one piece
  • Typically low energy use (as low as 14p per hour)
  • 18° degrees incline can be achieved in field trials
  • Outstanding ROI due to the longevity of the conveyors
  • Reduction in downtime
  • Can include soft start options
  • Can be programmed with an interface to a PLC
  • Variable speed options allowing full controllability
  • IP65 rated control panels & IP69 coil drives
  • Continuous welding so there are no bug traps
  • Ultra low running noise at typically 60 dB(a)


  • Higher initial purchase cost
  • Strong robust design
  • Solid products may produce excessive noise, however, sound minimising options are available at extra cost
  • Interfaces need to be considered carefully
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Customised design & manufacture

We have a team of highly skilled designers who use the latest design software to create a conveyor to suit your requirements. We can build them in a variety of different lengths and materials.

Whether it’s as a one-off conveyor or you need a full turnkey production line we can support you.

We’re the vibratory conveyor experts

For more information about our vibratory conveyors, or to request a quote for your business, call us now on +44 (0)1384 895 121.

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