Processing Magazine

Feeder designed to handle low feed rates

November 19, 2008

Designed specifically for low feed rate applications the feeder includes the following customer driven features; quick and easy disassembly, a dual arm external agitation system for maximizing material handling versatility, and a disposable, recyclable EPDM feed hopper. That means simpler, shorter cleaning cycles and virtually no chance of cross contamination when moving from one material to another, according to the manufacturer. The unit also features a stepper motor that allows users to change the penetration agitation speed on the hopper of the feeder without making any mechanical adjustments. For customers who need to change materials frequently this feature allows them to do so without interrupting production to accommodate the new material being fed. The feeder is available in volumetric and gravimetric configurations for applications such as metering micro ingredients, color pigments, and plastic additives in feed rates from 0.5 to approximately 150 kg/hour.