Solids handling specialist, Ajax Equipment, has supplied a leading custom heat transfer solution manufacturer with a horizontal screw feeder to handle carbon black powder.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
Eriez® 76 Series Vibratory Feeders Offer a Proven Solution for the Largest and Most Challenging Application Requirements
The 76 Series Vibratory Feeder supports trays up to approximately 200 lbs. and is offered in most common voltages. It provides all of the same great features and benefits customers have come to expect from existing models.Read more
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The PureFeed® A feeder was designed specifically for pharmaceutical and nutraceutical processes to feed mills, mixers, extruders and compounders.Read more
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
Experts for 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