For over 70 years, Thayer Scale has designed Loss-in-Weight Feeders to provide precision class accuracy and repeatability in demanding and strenuous process environments.Read more
Feeders for powder and bulk solids handling operations
Feeders are of great importance in bulk material handling systems since feeders control the solid flow rate. When feeders stop working, the solids flow rate will come to an end. The difference between feeders and conveyors is that conveyors are only capable of transporting material, not controlling the flow rate.
There are two basic types of bulk feeders: volumetric feeders and gravimetric feeders.
Volumetric feeders are dosing systems that supply the production system with a certain volume of material in a set timeframe, based on the displacement principle.
Gravimetric feeders are self-calibrating dosing systems that dose based on weight in speed.
This Technology Zone offers an insight into the latest innovations in Feeders for dry material processing industries.
Articles about Feeders
Materials with a high bulk density and bad flow abilities are especially liable to sticking, bridging, rat-holing or compacting. Using an Entecon Flex Feeder can prevent this happening.Read more
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Loss-in-weight feeders rely on exceptionally high measurement resolution and frequent load sampling for accurate rate measurement and control.Read more
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The industry-leading MechaTron® dry material feeder has all the unique design features that manufacturers require for their processing applications.Read more