The hopper features an extended-length charging adapter that exposes 1,143mm of the screw rotating within an inclined U-shaped trough to charge material entering the hopper at any point.
The inner screw is the only moving part contacting material, and is offered in numerous designs to handle both free- and non-free-flowing materials, including products that pack, cake or smear, with no separation of blends.
As it rotates, the flexible screw self-centres within the tube, providing good clearance between the screw and tube wall to eliminate or minimise degradation. Material exits the conveyor below the drive point, precluding contact with bearings or seals.
The hopper is equipped with a stainless steel grate for worker safety, and to prevent oversized particles from entering the conveyor. Smooth surfaces on the screw and tube interior enable in-place cleaning.
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