Erie, PA—Eriez® HVF Mechanical Feeders are available in nine models and can control up to 2,000 tons (1,820 MT) of material per hour. These low-profile machines move high volumes of bulk material reliably and economically. Their compact design allows for more room around equipment, smaller tunnels under stockpiles and easier installation.
A variety of trough sizes and types are available to meet practically any heavy-duty application requirements. Trough widths range from 18 inches (457 mm) up to 84 inches (2,135 mm) and lengths from 36 inches (914 mm) up to 120 inches (3,048 mm).
The Eriez HVF Mechanical Feeder is a spring coupled two-mass vibrating system with motor-driven eccentric shaft. The hand-wheel adjustable variable-speed sheaves help to achieve an accurate control of flow rate, which can be up to 60 feet per minute. Feeders are usually suspended with a downslope of up to 10 degrees. At this downslope, the HVF Mechanical Feeders can attain velocities up to 100 feet (30m) per minute.
A standard three-phase motor mounted behind the base frame of the HVF Feeder is belt-connected to the factory set variable-pitch sheave, which drives the eccentric shaft at approximately 1,100 RPM. The vibratory motion created by the shaft is amplified by the polyisoprene springs to which the tray is connected.
For more information on Eriez HVF Feeders, visit our website. Visitors can watch a video of an HVF Feeder in action and download a product brochure.