Bulk Equipment, Vibrators

NetterVibration hits 70 year milestone

NetterVibration Germany is celebrating its 70th anniversary of concentrating exclusively on producing vibration technology.

NetterVibration Germany is celebrating its 70th anniversary of concentrating exclusively on producing vibration technology.

Jean Netter founded NetterVibration in 1953 with a goal: serve industry with vibration.

Since then, the company has grown significantly, now with 120 employees in head office, expanding across Germany, and building six subsidiaries across the globe.

One of these subsidiaries is NetterVibration Australia. The subsidiary’s managing director, John Isherwood, told ABHR that the business originally supplied its products to Australia through an agent, but decided to change its strategy around four years ago.

“NetterVibration approached me with a proposal: lead a new subsidiary through a joint venture called NetterVibration Australia,” he said.

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“We set up an office and a warehouse in Mandurah, south of Perth, and now sell directly to the customer.”

Whether it is moving pills from a two-litre hopper, to compacting the thousands of cubic metres of concrete required in a dam wall, NetterVibration has the right vibrators for the job.

It has a range of more than 3000 models in electric, hydraulic, and pneumatic drives. Many are held in stock in Australia, with frequent deliveries from the factory, depending upon demand.

Isherwood said the company has developed a solid reputation for quality. Manufacturing is done in Germany, with a few specialised models made under licence in Italy to strict quality control by Netter. 

The majority of vibrator parts are now made in the same factory as assembly, with their previous machining sub-contractor integrated into the NetterGroup.

“The business has only ever focused on vibration and improving its products. It’s developed specialist expertise and understands what works and what doesn’t,” Isherwood said.

“There is no compromise in selection of the best vibrator most suited to the project. Factory trained technicians with hundreds of hours of experience will help every step, starting with the calculations, through the choice of best vibrator, the best position for best results and the best method of installation.”

When it comes to selecting the right tool for the job, Isherwood’s team helps customers by analysing the application the device will be used in. There is no ‘one size fits all’ option when it comes to this, so the team will look at drawings and data to narrow it down.

The company’s vibrators have been used in a vast array of applications, from rail car unloading, to packaging, to assisting with silo flow.

“Anybody who has a storage bin – whether its flour, uranium or iron ore – will have to deal with hang-ups and blockages,” Isherwood said.

“The material properties can also change if there’s a change in moisture, or particle size. Our vibrators can be installed to handle almost any potential combination.

Isherwood said the company plans to continue expanding in Australia, following its rapid early growth. 

“We’re working closely with clients to help them achieve the best outcomes for their processes.” 

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