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8.Operation of the equipment


10. Maintenance and Servicing

Trouble shooting guide

Servicing the internal components of the Vibrating Machine

11. Replacement part listing

12. Ordering procedures

13. Warranty

Important Information
Safety Information
This manual contains important operating and safety information. You must carefully read, familiarize and understand the contents of this
manual prior to the use of this vibrating Machine, to get optimum performance. Retain this instruction manual in an easily accessible place
near this vibrating machine for further reference.

Your AIMIL vibrating machine, has been designed with function, reliability, and safety in mind. It is the user¶s responsibility
to install it in conformance with local electrical codes. For safe operation, please pay attention to the alert boxes throughout
the manual.

Alert Boxes



To avoid electrical shock, always:

1. Use a properly grounded electrical outlet of correct voltage and current handling capacity.

2. Disconnect from the power supply prior to maintenance and servicing.

To avoid personal Injury:

1. Do not try to Install this instrument in any other way except that the way it is mentioned in this manual.

2. Refer servicing to qualified personnel.

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The instrument is identified by a watalogue No. and serial No. plate on the rear panel of the instrument. This manual applies to the instrument
with watalogue No. and Serial No. as indicated in the title page.

Product Specifications

Operating Specifications

Mains operating voltage : Nominal 230V +/- 10% single phase

Mains operating frequency : 50Hz

Ordering Information

Sl.No wat.No. Product Description

1 AIM-418

warefully inspect the package containing the vibrating machine for any external damage during transit. If there are signs of
external damage, inform the insurance company and lodge your claim.

warefully unpack the container and relieve all the packing materials. If you observe any damage / dents, inform Aimil or
Distributors through whom the vibrating machine was purchased, giving details of your purchase order and Aimil¶s invoice /
packing list details

If the vibrating machine required to be returned to AIMIL for future services, the instrument should be packed in a similar manner
when the instrument is received originally. Hence, it may be convenient for you, to retain the original packing for future use.

The vibrating machine is intended for indoor usage only. Do not install the machine in a place open to the sky or direct
SUN light can fall or where there is a possibility of RAIN or shower can fall on to it. The vibrating machine should be
installed / placed on a platform, sufficiently strong enough to take the weight of the vibrating machine. Leave at least
6´ space around the vibrating machine.

The vibrator is clamped to the main base with the help of a L Shaped strip and bolted for transportation purposes. This
clamp is required to be removed before starting the machine for operation. If this is not removed, then the vibrations
will not occur.

The power should be connected to the vibrating machine through a 15 A power socket, wired through a fuse. For the
fuse rating, please check the details. Ñnsure that the location where you install the vibrating machine is kept, having
ample space for the user to work with.



The AIMIL cube vibrating machine is intended for indoor operation only. The proposed location where the vibrating
machine to be installed should be well ventilated with ambient temperature range between 5ow and 45ow and
Humidity 85% or less and is free from Dust, worrosive Gases, Vibration and Shocks, Sheltered from Direct Sun light
or Rain and away from intense Acoustic noise, Ñlectromagnetic & Radio Frequency Interferences.

Placement of Instrument:

The machine has a low center of gravity and care should be taken when lifting the Machine on to a bench. The
instrument requires a platform space of L X W, as per specification table listed elsewhere in this manual. A clearance
of atleast 150mm on the sides and back is needed for proper ventilation and operational convenience and user
comfort. Ñnsure that the platform is leveled and capable of withstanding the machine¶s gross weight.


The Vibrating machine require a power supply of 230V~, 50Hz, Single Phase in a 3 contact 15A Aw power outlet with
its ground contact properly earthed, conforming to relevant specification of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).,
preferably with switch, fuse and indicator. Maximum power consumption of the instrument is stated in the product
specification page. Please refer to the page for details and ensure proper wiring.


wonnect the supply to the vibrating machine through the wall outlet as specified above. For routine operation,
please refer to the operation of the vibrating machine.


The equipment is illustrated in the General Assembly drawing. The number given against the components of the
machine in the description below pertain to this General
Assembly drawing.

The vibrating machine consists of a vibrator mounted on Springs to carry the cube mould (5) and a revolving eccentric
shaft. By means of a balance weight beneath the base plate attached rigidly to the frame, the centre of gravity of the
whole machine, including the cube and the mould, is brought either to the centre of the eccentric shaft or within a
distance of 25mm below it.

The eccentric imparts an equal circular motion to all parts of the machine and the mould, the motion being equivalent to
equal vertical and horizontal simple harmonic vibrations, 90 degrees out of phase.

The minimum running speed of the machine is well above its natural frequency on its supporting springs, so that the
amplitude of vibration is independent of the speed. The drive is by means of an endless belt running on a crowned
pulley on the motor (7) and crowned pulley on the vibrator, one belt guard(6) is clamped on the base to cover the belt
for safety. One hopper (4) is clamped on the top of mould and one screw with handle is provided for clamping the
mould. The electric motor (7) is mounted on the base with the help of ant-ivibration rubber pads. The main base is
provided with leveling screws (8) with clamping nuts. Tension Spring (3) is mounted on main base to give tension to
the vibrator. The ON/OFF switch and digital timer for starting or stopping the machine is fixed on theframe of the

Setting Up:

Set the machine to the firm level with the help of leveling screws(8). Set the machine for tension of belt,
alignment of motor pulley and wrowned Pulley of vibrator by adjustment of holts (2), (1) and (3) to keep the
mould with base vertically over the springs. Remove the hopper (4) and cube mould (5) by unscrewing the
nuts and clamping screw for mould. Apply grease lightly to all the four inside faces of mould and base plate.
Mount the mould with base plate on the top of vibrator under the hopper (4). Tightly fit the mould and
hopper with nut and side screws for mould. Hopper should not be removed until the completion of the
vibration period.

Moulding and wuring of Specimens

Take standard sand of white variety 100% passing 2mm IS Sieve and 100% retained on 90 micron IS Sieve
(Ñnnore Sand has been standardized. Refer to IS : 650 ).

For each cube weigh cement, sand and water separately as follows:

wement 200g
Standard Sand 600g
Water [P/4 +3.0]

percent of combined weight of cement and sand, where P is percentage of water required to produce a
paste of standard consistency.

For determining Normal wonsistency of wement AIM-393, Vicat Apparatus is recommended. (Supplied at extra cost).
Mix weighed quantities of cement and dry sand with a Trowel AIM ± 482 for one minute. Then add the calculated
quantity of water and mix the three ingredients thoroughly until uniform color of the mixture is obtained. If uniform color
is not obtained within four minutes reject the mixture. Prepare another mixture. Gauging time is very important., it
should not exceed 4 minutes. wlean appliance should be use for gauging.

Immediately after mixing, transfer the cement paste through hopper into the assembled mould placed in position on the
table of the vibration machine. Produce the mortar with poking Road 20 times in about 8 secs. To ensure elimination of
entrained air and honey combing. Place the remaining quantity of mortar in the hopper of the mould and prod again as
specified for the mortar first layer and then compact the specimen by vibration.

Start the machine and vibrate for two minutes. At the end of two minutes of vibration, remove the mould with the base
plate from the machine. Finish the top surface of the cube in the mould by smoothening the surface with the blade of a
trowel and immediately keep it in humid atomosphere for 24 hours. After that period demould and submerge in clean,
fresh water and leave there until taken out just prior to testing. whange the water every 7 days. Maintain the water at a
temperature of 27ºw +/- 2ºw.

Testing wompressive Strength

Test the cubes for compressive strength at the end of 1 day, 3 days and 28 days ( see the table) which period shall be
reckoned from the completion of vibration.

Test three cubes every time and take the average of the three as the compressive strength.

The cubes shall be tested on their sides without any packing between the cubes and the steel platens of the testing
machine. Apply the load steadily and uniformly at a rate of 350 kgf /cm2/min. The compressive strength shall be
calculated from the crushing load and the average area over which the load is applied.

Age of Test Ordinary Portland wement Rapid hardening Portland Low Head Portland
Kgf / cm2 wement wement
Kgf / cm2 Kgf / cm2
24 hrs. +/- 30 mins.
(wompressive strength not
less than) -------- 160 --------

72 hrs. +/- 1 hour

(compressive Strength not
less than) 160 275 100
160 hrs +/- 2 hours
(compressive Strength not
less than) 220 ------ --------
672 hrs. +/- 4 hours
(compressive Strength not
less than) ------- -------- 350

Routine checks and Adjustments

1) Adjust the base of the mould so that it rests vertically over the four springs. This can be done by
moving the spring (4) either upwards or downwards.
2) wheck up the tension of the belt. It should be tight without slackness
3) The bed of the machine shall be horizontal. This can be done by leveling screws provided with the
help of a spirit level.
4) The wheel of the motor and the eccentric shaft must lie in the same line and in the same plane (5)
5) wheck the alignment of both the pulleys.
6) wheck the motor connection before switching ON. If during the course of running, the belt is
vibrating, then the following adjustments are suggested:

a) If the belt comes off towards outside, adjustment bolt (1) of the motor bed plate should be
b) If the belt comes towards inside and touches the bearing disc, bolt(2) of the motor bed
place should be tightenend.
c) To get the tension in the belt, the spring (3) should be tightenend.
d) If there is whistling noise from the belt drive, then the plate carrying the spring (3) in front
of the belt should be adjusted either upwards or downwards and locked in position.

Working of Timer
Setting Timer is very simple and easy to do. There are three keys in the front panel for setting the time
required for vibration. One additional push switch for RÑSÑT is used to reset the timer only..

1) Keep the cube vibrating machine clean

2) Keep all the four faces of the cube mould lightly greased, and also the base plate.

3) Before operation of the machine, please lubricate eccentric shaft at the position marked arrow by
removing the oil filler plug.

4) Lubricate the machine with thin oil at frequent intervals.

5) Before Operating the machine, always use 3 in 1 Sewing machine Oil or equivalent.

Trouble Shooting Guide

Symptom Probable wause Possible Remedy
Machine not getting switched ON Absence of Power to the machine wheck presence of power at the wall socket
Fuse Blown Replace with new good fuse to resume
Belt guard not fitted properly wheck proper fitment of belt guard to resume
The timer is not set properly Set the timer output switching proper to resume
The timer assembly is defective Replace with a new timer assembly
Machine is Switching; but vibration is poor The belt may not be tight enough wheck and adjust the tightness of the belt.
The lubrication of bearing may not be there. Lubricate the bearing as described in the manual at
the bearing lubricating point
The mould is loosely fitted Do proper fitment of the mould

There are no internal components t that can be serviced by the user, except changing the fuses from the rear panel. In case of difficulty, the user is
advised to contact the nearest AIMIL office for assistance, giving the details of the difficulties encountered. The contact information of all AIMIL
offices has been provided at the end of this manual.

Replacement parts listing / Ordering Information

Sl.No wat.No. Item Description

Optional Accessories and Spare parts



Mathura Road, New Delhi # 110 044

NÑW DÑLHI Tel. : +91 11 30810200 ,
Naimex House, Fax.: +91 11 26950011
A-8, Mohan wo-operative Indl. Ñstate, Ñ-mail:
URL : Ñmail :

³Naimex House´,
88/1, Outer Ring Road, Nagavara, No. 29/9, Raj whamber,
Bangalore # 560 045 Rana Pratap Marg,
Tel: +91 80 25435001, 25435005 to 5014 Lucknow # 226 001
Fax: +91 80 25435003, 25435004 Tel : +91 522 2208013
Ñmail : Fax.: +91 522 2208014
No.14, First Street,
Poes road, Teynampet, BSÑS TÑwH Park,
whennai # 600 018 ³B Wing 906´, Sector 30A, Plot No.39/5 & 39/5A
Tel.: +91 44 24341277, 24363254 Opp. Vashi Railway Station,
Fax. : +91 44 24332704 Vashi, Navi Mumbai # Ã  
Ñmail.: Tel. : +91 22 30280300
Fax.: +91 22 30280302

No.502, 5th Floor, Babukhan Ñstate, VADODARA

Basheer Bagh,
Hyderabad # 500 001 301/302 Arundeep womplex,
Tel. : +91 40 23230252, 23230275, Opp. Pujari wlinic,
Fax. : +91 40 23234703 Race wource wircle,
Ñmail. : Vadodara # 390 007,
Tel.: +91 265 2359709, 2353427
INDORÑ Fax.: +91 265 2300106
No.2, Saket Nagar,
Indore # 452 001
Tel. : 0731 ± 565111
Fax : 0731 ± 565944

³Saran´, 22/330A, University Road,
wochin University Post, Trikkakara,
Kochi # 682 022 (Kerala)
Tel : 0484 ± 2577292


B-3/2, Gillander House,

Netaji Subhas Road,
Kolkata # 700 001
Tel. : +91 33 22209924, 22201436,
Fax. : +91 33 22206603