An apron feeder is a continuous feeder widely used in mines, metallurgy, building materials, ports, coal, and chemical industry, and mining enterprises.
What is an apron feeder?
An apron feeder is a type of mechanical material handling equipment used in bulk material handling systems. It consists of a series of horizontally mounted overlapping metal plates or pans that are typically connected to heavy-duty chains or cables. The pans move along the feed bed and carry materials such as ore, coal, rock, and aggregates from a hopper or bin to a processing or transport system.
Apron feeders are used in mining, quarrying, and industrial operations, where a large quantity of heavy or abrasive materials needs to be moved. They are particularly effective for feeding and controlling the flow of bulky, wet, or sticky materials, which can cause blockages and other disruptions in other types of feeders.
Apron feeders come in different sizes, capacities, and configurations, depending on the specific application requirements. They can be designed for a range of operating conditions, including extreme temperatures, high-impact loads, and corrosive environments. Some apron feeders may also come with hydraulic or electrical control systems to optimize material flow and reduce wear and tear on the feeder and downstream equipment.
An apron feeder is mainly used to continuously and evenly supply and transfer various large heavy objects and abrasive bulk materials from storage bins or transfer funnels to crushers, batching devices, or transportation equipment. It is one of the important pieces of equipment in ore and raw material processing and continuous production process. Various types of apron feeders are divided into right-type transmission and left-type transmission according to the transmission mode. Along the material running direction, the transmission system on the right side of the machine is the right-type transmission, otherwise, it is a left-type transmission. Read More: Conveyor System Wikipedia
- Maximum feed particle size range (mm): 300-1400
- Processing capacity range (t/h): 50-900
- Weight range (kg): 3980-85000