- Drive system can be single- or double-acting eccentric, Ajax shaker, or Vibra-Glide natural frequency
- Alignment function and size of product determine lane configuration
- Multiple lanes can converge into one such as when feeding green beans into a transverse slicer
- Other functions such at pit removal or dewatering can be included in the same machine
Vibratory conveyors are often used to align product into rows or lanes, or to orient the product in a certain direction. Classic examples include orienting peach or pear halves into "cup-up" or "cup-down" position for subsequent inspection by people or optical sorters respectively.