in the hopper

in the hopper

Fig. in process; in line to be processed. (A hopper is a chute for incoming work or material to be processed.) It's in the hopper. I'll get to it. Your job is in the hopper, and your turn is next.

in the hopper

mod. in process; in line to be processed. (A hopper is an in-basket for incoming work.) Your job is in the hopper, and your turn is next.
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Because the material in the hopper is fully dried, off-loading can be done either in batches or continuously.
The horizontal conveyor has multiple discharge ports to apportion material across the length of the discharge hopper, and automatically starts and stops to maintain a preset fill level in the hopper.
The ram position indicator shows the position of the ram or plunger in the hopper of the mixer, and is considered part of the hopper assembly, it is an extremely valuable tool for optimizing the batch weight for both Banbury and Intermix mixers.
The open design enables users to load more items in the hopper.
When the crane operator has loaded approximately 450 kg, a button in the cab is pressed enabling the CPU to record the amount of steel in the hopper.
The X-ray pictures show distinctive patterns of dark, sloping bands, which correspond to areas where the sand is more loosely packed, or less dense, than elsewhere in the hopper.
In addition to reporting the number of coins in the hopper, AccuSystem, when linked to SDS, will provide customers with enhanced features such as counterfeit-coin-detection notification.
In the hopper assembly, there is a ram (Banbury terminology) or plunger (Intermix terminology) that can be raised or lowered, allowing raw materials to be added into the mixer and then forced down into the mixing chamber.
A new manifold allows use as a central dryer for multiple processing machines, and a new sight glass allows a sensor to confirm material level in the hopper.
Also, because our proprietary AccuHopper knows at all times the number of coins in the hopper, AccuRoute furnishes a verification of hopper fill amounts, showing any discrepancy between a reported fill and the actual amount of coins put into the hopper.
Two rollers on the valve close and pinch off the flow of material in the sleeve at an elevation that is actually below the bottom opening in the hopper.
This capacity to control feed rate into the hopper virtually eliminates material degradation by ensuring that material does not remain in the hopper for an extended period.
If they don't spend enough time in the hopper, the pellets cannot dry properly.
What is critical is the length of time the resin is in the hopper at temperature," says Pete Stoughton, dryer product manager.
To ensure this critical dewpoint is reached, Thorpe and others recommend purchasing dryers that have both dewpoint monitors and sensors to measure the temperature of the material in the hopper.