Storage hoppers are box shaped containers for accumulation and further distribution of products in processing lines during operation or during operational downtime of packaging or other equipment providing seamless process flow.
The product is loaded into the storage hopper and then fed to the conveyor belt via vibrating trays.
Vibrating trays shut off automatically (with the help of sensor installed) when reaching the set level of product in the storage hopper. This provides constant product level in the storage hopper. The vibration amplitude of each vibrating tray is independently adjusted from the control panel.
To handle fragile type of products, there is an opportunity to mount belt conveyor instead of vibrating trays. While mixture product handling, a special twin-hopper with partitions is applied. The feeding of each component in this case is controlled and adjusted independently.
Designs of storage hoppers:
1. On hygienic design
Standard painted steel version
Hygienic stainless steel design
2. On outfeed type
Direct dumping with a shutter
Belt conveyor for the outfeed
3. On installation type:
Bars on the top
Sifter on the outlet of the outfeed