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Case Study

Feeders for Metal Recycling

5/11/2009

Case Parameters

General Properties
Equipment Type: Feeder
Industry: Recycling
Physical Properties
Unit Length: 2456 mm
Unit Width: 2426 mm
Unit Height: 1453 mm
Unit Weight: 1600 kg
Application
Capacity: 20 tph
Product Scrap Metal
Design
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Liner Type
Support Type Steel Coil Spring
Trough Construction Mild Steel
Cover Type
Motor Quantity 2
Support Location Bottom

Application

A feeding system was required in a recycling plant that would receive bulk scrap metal and spread along a 2 meter width.

Solution

Four direct drive vibratory feeders were supplied for this application. The units are rugged and simple with welded impact plates.

Feed rate control was not an issue so a direct drive unit was sufficient for this application.

Vibration isolation was important to the client so oscillating mounts were used instead of steel coil springs. These isolators are much better at minimising the violent start / stops associated with direct drive equipment. This also helped with transport as the units could be simply moved by forklift.

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