Lancaster Rotary Table Feeders are used in industries which require the moving or feeding of powder or granular substances. Table feeders are particularly helpful in moving sticky or hard to feed materials. They are also very useful in converting an intermittent batch process into a continuous material feeding process.
For bin discharging applications, the Lancaster Table Feeder attaches directly to the bin walls forming the bottom of the bin. Some of the most difficult flowing materials can then be evenly fed from the bin.
The table feeder can also convert a batching process into a continuous process. The cone over the table is then used as a surge hopper to temporarily store the material batch while the table feeder continuously discharges the material.
How It Works
The Lancaster Rotary Table Feeder consists primarily of a transition cone, a rotating table, a discharge plow, a drive mechanism, and a support structure. The table feeder uses a large flat rotating table to continually bring material from the cone to the discharge plow. The table has vertical pins attached inside the cone area. There is also a cone scraper blade attached to the table. As the table turns, the blade and pins agitate the material and keep it evenly flowing to the discharge plow. An adjustable seal band rides on the outer surface of the table to prevent material from exiting the table feeder outside the discharge area. The discharge plow is used to bring the material to a fixed point as it leaves the table.