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 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
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
Jet Loader series of vacuum hopper loaders includes the Jet Loader VC with a cyclone separator to collect dust and fines; and the Jet Loader V with a dual dust-collection system, consisting of one filter in the hopper
and one in the suction unit.