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 Wm. Neundorfer & Co. about replacing a feeder under one of their hoppers that was not able to keep up with the demands of their application.
The customer was using an electromagnetic pan feeder currently and it was not able to deliver the 250 TPH of an material capacity that the process was now requiring. After speaking with the customer about their requirements and the available work envelope Wm. Neundorfer & Co. reached out to our partner JVI Vibratory Equipment to discuss the project and work out a solution to meet the requirements of the customer. With JVI, Wm. Neundorfer & Co. developed a custom vibratory pan feeder to meet the customer’s requirements of feeding at 250TPH and fitting within the existing work envelope. Additional customizations to improve performance and extend operating life of the feeder were included as the material running through the feeder would be highly abrasive. The package included: