Silver Sonic Pneumatic Turbine® Vibrators

About SST Turbine Vibrators

Silver Sonic Pneumatic TurbineĀ® Vibrators

Silver Sonic Turbine® Vibrators are highly efficient, patented vibrators. Compared to similar sized ball vibrators, these turbine vibrators produce the same force, with twice as much frequency, while consuming less than 1/5 the amount of air. We have 4 sizes (from smallest to largest): SST-12, SST-16, SST-25, and SST-35. The largest Silver Sonic Turbine® Vibrator is capable of handling a load up to 18,630 pounds (8450 kg). Use multiple vibrators on a single hopper when the load is greater than 18,630 pounds (8450 kg). For example, to restore flow to a hopper with 37,000 pounds (16,783 kg) use two Turbine Vibrators. These vibrators are also used in concrete consolidation. For more information please see:

Advantages of Silver Sonic Turbine® Vibrators

  • Small, Lightweight - Super light aluminum housing.
  • Conserves Plant Air - NASA-inspired, highly efficient turbine design produces maximum force and speed with minimum air consumption.
  • NASA inspired - Global Manufacturing worked with NASA on the development of the turbine wheel.
  • Highly Efficient - Revolutionary, patented turbine design will run on just 5 psi (.34 bar) using 1-3 cfm (28 - 85 Lpm). More efficient than other pneumatic vibrators including other turbine vibrators. At a given pressure, Silver Sonic Turbine® vibrators can produce the same force, with twice as much frequency, while consuming less than 1/5 the amount of air, as a comparatively sized ball vibrator.
  • Quiet Operation - Specially engineered one-piece aluminum housing, with a unique bolt hole placement and brilliant turbine design produces high force and speed, while maintaining a low noise level, within OSHA guidelines.
  • Patented - All models are patent protected.
  • Easy Maintenance and Repair - High-speed bearings with special grease are designed for long life at high rpm's with no lubrication. TVRK Bearing Repair Kit makes bearing replacement easy.
  • No lubrication required.
  • Clean Operation - The solid aluminum housing will not flake or peel like painted or coated products. There is no oily mist because no lubrication is required.
  • Ideal for Food Processing, Pharmaceutical, and other “Clean Environment” Applications.
  • Restores Material Flow - Silver Sonic Turbine® vibrators provide both high frequency and high amplitude.
  • Versatile - Easy to control force and frequency by adjusting air supply.
  • Simple to Mount - Mounting bolts and washers included with vibrator. Turbine mount kits available for quick and easy installation. Kits include a channel iron (threaded to accept fasteners), hose barb, and hose clamp.
  • Inexpensive to purchase - Mounting bolts, washers and muffler included with vibrator.
  • Produces Uniform, Directional Flow.


  • Filtered air - psi required depends on size and mount orientation.
  • 5 - 80 psi (.4 - 5.5 bar).
  • 1 - 20 cfm (28 - 566 Lpm).
  • No lubrication required.
  • 80-90 dBA with muffler.
  • Force output range up to 1863 force pounds (8287 N) at 80 psi based on model.
  • Frequency range up to 40,000 rpm @ 80 psi (5.5 bar) based on model.
  • Operate up to 80 psi (5.5 bar) – higher psi permissible but bearing wears out quickly and increases noise level.
  • Maximum Ambient Temperature up to 180ºF (82ºC).
  • SST Turbine Operations Manual
  • SST Turbine Dimensions & Drawings


  • Manual Valves - 2-way manual ball valve used to turn the vibrator on and off for normal operation.
  • Solenoids - For remote or automated control, use 2-way normally closed solenoid valve to turn the vibrator on and off for normal operation.
  • Airline Kits - Required for trouble-free operation and long life of turbine vibrators. Includes airline filter and pressure regulator with gauge.
  • Mufflers - Reduce noise and prevent contamination from entering exhaust port (vibrators ship with mufflers, mount bolts, and washers).
  • Installation Kits (TVMK) - includes mount channel with threaded holes ready for the bolts, hose barb, & hose clamp.
  • Bearing Repair Kits (TVRK) - include bearings and bearing replacement tool.
  • Sirometer - Convenient, compact rpm meter for measuring vibrator speed.

Selection of Silver Sonic Turbine Vibrators for Hoppers

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Selection of Silver Sonic Turbine Vibrators for Concrete Consolidation

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