Continental Conveyor’s weighfeeders are ideal for shearing and wild-flow applicationsApril 13, 2018 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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The Canadian manufacturing world turns to Continental Conveyor for a stellar inventory of conveyors, components, and related equipment. Among the company’s innovative products is its line of weighfeeders. These pieces of equipment are self-contained belt feeders with controlled drive systems, speed sensors, and integrators.
Weighfeeders are built for weighfeeding applications, to operate in the shearing and wild-flow modes. Continental offers many different sizes of weighfeeders, with belt widths ranging from 45 to 152 centimetres.
From inlet to discharge
Whether a user intends to use a weighfeeder for shearing or wild flow, Continental takes many important factors into consideration when recommending this equipment for the specific application. These factors include material properties, accuracy requirements, pre-feed or hopper device characteristics, and physical and electrical requirements for the task. Potential customers are welcome to request the company’s weighfeeder application form, which will enable Continental to evaluate the client’s needs and recommend a suitable product.
Weighfeeders for shearing applications are designed to meter exact bed depths of material from their hopper openings. This means that both the mechanical components and the drives have to be built to handle the forces of shearing material from the openings. For wild-flow applications, a separate device (such as a screw feeder, vibratory feeder, or rotary airlock) pre-feeds material into the weighfeeder’s inlet. For this process to work, Continental designs the weighfeeder to have enough material loading to meet the wild-flow accuracy requirements.
Continental weighfeeders have numerous mechanical, electrical, weighing, and structural features. Some of these features include the following.
- Mechanical: Drive pulley, pillowblock bearings, drive and tail shafts, take-up frames, belting, chain drive, electric motor, vee plough, belt scraper, and scale quality idlers.
- Electrical: Belt misalignment switches and zero-feed detector.
- Weighing: Weighbridge and speed sensor.
- Structural: Frame, shear gate, legs, calibration weight rack, head chute, tail pulley guard, enclosure panels, and infeed section. Optional “C” legs can open a side to enable removal of the belt with little mechanical disassembly.
About the company
Based in Napanee, Ont., Continental Conveyor has manufactured mechanical systems for handling bulk materials since 1963.
To learn more, contact Continental.