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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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A heavy-duty horizontal apron feeder is designed for heavier, more rugged applications.