Apron feeders are heavy-duty machines used to transfer material from a storage facility or hopper to a crusher, conveyor, or other processing equipment. There are several types of apron feeders technologies available, including:
Heavy Duty Apron Feeder: This type of apron feeder is used in primary crushing applications where a large volume of material needs to be handled. The heavy-duty apron feeder is made up of overlapping pans or plates that form a continuous chain to convey the material.
Medium Duty Apron Feeder: This type of apron feeder is used in secondary crushing applications where the material size is smaller. The medium-duty apron feeder is made up of overlapping pans or plates that are connected by bolts and supported by rollers.
Light Duty Apron Feeder: This type of apron feeder is used in handling light materials, such as limestone and gypsum. The light-duty apron feeder is made up of a conveyor chain that is supported by a series of rollers and pans.
Vibrating Feeder: Vibrating feeders use vibratory motion to transport materials along a conveyor. Vibrating feeders can be used to handle a wide range of materials, including coal, minerals, and aggregates.
Grizzly Feeder: A grizzly feeder is a type of vibrating feeder that is used to pre-screen material before it enters a crusher or other processing equipment. The grizzly feeder consists of a series of bars or screens that are spaced apart to allow smaller material to pass through while blocking larger material.
Reciprocating Plate Feeder: Reciprocating plate feeders use a reciprocating motion to transport material along a conveyor. This type of feeder is typically used in handling coarse material, such as coal and rock.
Each of these apron feeder technologies has its own unique features and benefits, and the selection of the appropriate apron feeder technology will depend on the specific application and material handling requirements.