A wobbler feeder is a type of mechanical equipment used to transport and separate materials in bulk handling applications. It consists of a series of rotating elliptical bars or discs that shake and vibrate to create a gentle, tumbling motion. The bars or discs are mounted on a central shaft, which is driven by a motor or hydraulic system.
There are two main types of wobbler feeder technologies: mechanical and hydraulic.
Mechanical wobbler feeder: This type of feeder uses a gearbox and motor to drive the central shaft, which rotates the elliptical bars or discs. The rotation speed and direction can be adjusted to control the flow rate and discharge point of the material. The mechanical wobbler feeder is known for its reliability and simplicity, making it a popular choice in many industries.
Hydraulic wobbler feeder: This type of feeder uses hydraulic cylinders to drive the central shaft, which rotates the elliptical bars or discs. The hydraulic system allows for greater control over the rotation speed and direction, as well as the ability to adjust the stroke length and angle of the bars or discs. The hydraulic wobbler feeder is known for its high accuracy and efficiency, making it suitable for applications that require precise material handling.
Both mechanical and hydraulic wobbler feeders are designed to handle a variety of materials, including wet, sticky, and abrasive materials. They are commonly used in the mining, quarrying, and construction industries to transport and separate materials such as coal, ore, rock, and gravel. The gentle, tumbling motion of the bars or discs helps to minimize material segregation and degradation, while also reducing the risk of damage to downstream equipment.