Elscint has developed a special linear vibrator for feeding of tobacco flakes. The tobacco flakes being very light, thin and also moist have a tendency to get bridged in the tray leading to inconsistent feeding. However, using an Elscint III linear vibrator with a 50 mm width x 300 mm long tray, Elscint eliminated this problem to ensure consistent feeding of the tobacco flakes. Further the requirement was to run the vibrator for only 800 milliseconds and stop for 2 seconds before starting the cycle. For this Elscint provided E3FC voltage controller which has the provision for continuous start / stop cycle.