Continental apron feeder units move abrasive material in harsh environmentsDecember 3, 2020 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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Customers across the Canadian industrial landscape have a lot of options from which to choose at Continental Conveyor Ltd. – conveyors, stackers, feeders, and more. The firm manufactures material-handling equipment and also components such as idlers, pulleys, and covers. The Continental portfolio also includes apron feeders, which are designed to suit demanding work environments. These apron feeder units are rugged products that are used for feeding and conveying heavy, lumpy, or abrasive materials in demanding work conditions.
With a robust design
Continental apron feeders have a robust design that equips them to handle challenging work environments that could damage other kinds of feeders. They have three primary features: chains and rollers, sprockets and traction wheels, and cast manganese or fabrication pans. Every single unit includes a long series of overlapping pans mounted on strands of chain, tensioned and driven by head and tail terminals that intermediate rollers support. Continental mounts the components on a rigged structural frame, to allow the apron feeder to operate properly under very harsh conditions.
The Continental team always designs these apron feeder units to comply with the exact needs of any individual application. This crew of experts takes its time to evaluate staring conditions, the conveyed material’s traits, the hopper configuration, and the loading and operating cycles. This allows them to determine the right design of the pans, select the correct chain size, and choose the appropriate kind of drive to fit the task. Continental has more than enough experience in handling a broad variety of materials to understand what starting conditions and requirements to focus on, to create the correct feeder design every time.
To figure out the optimal combination of pan speed, pan configuration, and material bed depth in all conveying applications, Continental carefully considers three factors: material abrasiveness, temperature, and particle size. This results in little leakage and long component life. This process involves both standard and custom-designed apron feeder units.
These apron feeders always get the job done, from hot, abrasive, or otherwise difficult materials to handling extreme impacts from large, sharp lumps loaded from distances.
To learn more, contact Continental.