apron feeder

apron feeder

[′ā·prən ‚fēd·ər]
(mechanical engineering)
A limited-length version of apron conveyor used for controlled-rate feeding of pulverized materials to a process or packaging unit. Also known as plate-belt feeder; plate feeder.
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Run-of-mine material, with lump sizes up to 1,200 mm, is fed via an apron feeder onto a grizzly feeder, with the oversize material reporting to the jaw crusher.
A heavy-duty horizontal apron feeder is designed for heavier, more rugged applications.
When set up, fragmented copper ore will be fed by a Metso MAF210 mobile apron feeder to the Lokotrack LT200 jaw plant, and then transported by a Nordberg LL16 mobile conveying system and track-mounted stacker to the mine's main conveyor network.
According to the manufacturer, the N-Class is flexible enough to fit into most operations with an apron feeder, yet features advanced eccentric screening technology to handle heavy-duty applications.
Svedala equipment includes a Stephen Adamson apron feeder, Allis low-head screen, Denver Sala conditioners, flotation cells, pumps, and lamella thickeners.