Regulating the flow of material out of hoppers is a crucial step in ensuring that downstream processing equipment is able to operate efficiently. In the steel industry too much or too little material can lead to excessive wear and tear on equipment and off-spec final products leading to downtime, expensive repairs, and waste.
A customer reached out to JVI in need of a vibratory pan feeder to replace an electromagnetic feeder that was not able to consistently deliver the required 250 TPH of material capacity. The feeder would be placed under a burnt lime hopper and be used to control the flow of material from the hopper to a conveyor belt that would take the material to downstream processing equipment. After speaking with the customer about the application and gaining a full understanding of its requirements JVI was able to develop a custom vibratory pan feeder to meet the customer’s requirements. The package that JVI designed included: