Auxiliary Hoppers

On a typical system you do not want the operator to overload the feeder bowl. If there is too much part weight added to the vibratory feeder bowl, it can cause the bowl to essentially go “dead”. Too many layers of parts can cause parts to stick between the tracks of the bowl. That is why we recommend an auxiliary hopper on nearly every system we manufacture. An auxiliary hopper consists of the base drive, stand, and hopper bin. There are also belt driven hoppers which do not require electromagnet coils. The hopper dispenses parts into the bowl and the bowl level control switch regulates the hopper so it does not overload. There are many styles of auxiliary hoppers that our engineers can customize to meet your specifications. Depending on the quantity of parts you want to load at a time you can order anywhere from 1/2 to 6 cubic foot hoppers. Larger hoppers are available using an elevator-style floor feeder.

Auxiliary Hopper Specifications


 

Types


Square-Back


Slant-Back


Round


Belt-Driven


Materials


Cold roll steel sheet. 11 Gauge(1/8")


304/304L Stainless Steel. 11 Gauge(1/8")


316/316L Stainless Steel. 11 Gauge(1/8")


Base Drive Materials


Carbon steel bar and plating


Surface Finishing


Bead Blast


Hand polished


Teflon(total chemical inertness, excellent dielectric stability)


Surlyn(FDA approved)


Drives


Electromagnetic


Belt-Driven


Electromagnet Frequencies


60hz


120hz


Controls


Standard electromagnet feeder controller


DC motor control built into feeder controller


Power/Voltage Req.


115vac control input


230vac control input


Level Control Switches


Paddle Switch


Laser


Paints


Vista Green


Safety Blue


Machine Grey


Customer specified Sherwin Williams paint number


FCI will match a paint chip if available


2 Part Epoxy's


Sizes


1/4 Cubic foot


1/2 Cubic Foot


3/4 Cubic Foot


1 Cubic Foot


2 Cubic Foot


3 Cubic Foot


4 Cubic Foot


5 Cubic Foot


6 Cubic Foot


Stand Construction


Carbon steel bar and plating.


Fasteners


US(Black Oxide or Stainless)


Metric(Black Oxide or Stainless)


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