Feeders are equipment commonly used in recycling operations to control the flow of materials into the recycling process. They are designed to handle a variety of materials such as paper, plastics, glass, and metals. Feeders can be used to regulate the amount of material being fed into the process, prevent jamming or clogging, and ensure a consistent feed rate. They can be automated or manually controlled, and can be integrated with other recycling equipment such as shredders, crushers, or balers.
Examples of feeders in the recycling industry include:
- Apron feeders: Apron feeders are mechanically robust and operationally flexible feeders used throughout the recycling industry.
- Grizzly feeders: Grizzly feeders are widely used in waste recycling applications and are suitable for combining large particle scalping and downstream feeding into a single operation.
- Pan feeders: Pan feeders are commonly used in recycling operations ahead of secondary and tertiary crushers. The pan feeders are driven by unbalanced electrical motors and compact structures and are easy to install.