Feeders ensure augers are completely filled with conditioned product
March 2, 2018
Acrison Inc. has announced availability of their new Model 170 Dry Solids Volumetric Feeders. Designed with circular flat bottom feed chambers, the Models 170-1-2 and 170-2-2 feature a specially configured, slowly rotating horizontal agitator (operating at a constant or variable speed) to ensure that the feeder’s two variable speed metering augers are completely filled with product “conditioned” to a consistent state, while simultaneously aiding the downward flow of material from the feeder’s integral supply hopper into the feed chamber.
Utilization of two metering augers vs a single auger makes it unnecessary to change the auger size when the desired feed rate range cannot effectively be covered by a single size auger. Proper sizing of the two independently driven metering augers enables a very wide feed range (over 130:1) with the Model 170-1-2 capable of a maximum throughput of 84 cu.ft./hr and 160 cu.ft./hr for the Model 170-2-2.
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