Bulk Storage Hoppers

| November 2, 2016

Industrial Hoppers for Supporting Production and Material Handling Systems

fortville-feeders-elevator-bowlBulk storage hoppers from Fortville Feeders are designed to provide solutions in terms of loading and transfer of light and heavy duty parts. They can be installed with a variety of systems, including vibratory bowl feeders, inline systems, and food production lines. Our hoppers provide advantages of sterility, high strength, and versatility.

Solution Driven Features

The bulk feed hoppers ensure the smooth dispensing of diverse components or materials onto a production line or processing system. At Fortville Feeders, we design our automatic hopper feeders with the following beneficial features:

  • Vibratory Hopper: The primary advantage of vibratory hoppers is that they allow for the smooth, moderate, and hassle-free flow of components. Vibratory hopper feeders minimize the need for manual operations, and enhance the efficiency of the manufacturing process. This results in shorter lead times, and immense cost savings.
  • Stainless Steel Construction: General benefits of stainless steel include, immense strength, high levels of sterility, as well as resistance to abrasions and high temperatures. These benefits add to the hopper’s performance in terms of construction, storage, feeding, maintenance, and durability.
  • Live Bottom: Hoppers with live bottoms are designed for the safe and efficient inlet and discharge for solid handling systems. This feature is optional and needs to be specified by the customer.

We provide hydraulic hoppers for most applications. Our facility comprises the latest equipment, which allows us to design and manufacture various types of hoppers, including lifting hoppers and feeding hoppers, among others.

Array of Styles and Specifications

fortville-feeders-gondollahopperTo ensure that we meet the needs of diverse handling and production systems, we offer our feed hoppers in various styles and specifications.

  • Tray Size Options: 7ʺ or 11ʺ
  • Hopper Volume Range: 1/10, 1/2, 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 cu. ft.
  • Hopper Styles:
    • Standard
    • Straight Front
    • Low Profile
    • Trough Drivers (for heavy duty parts)

Meeting Feeding Needs of Various Industries

Our automatic hopper feeders can meet light and heavy storage and feeding requirements of systems used in the following industries:

  • Food and Beverage
  • Steel and Metal
  • Mining and Quarry
  • Recycling
  • Plastics and Rubber

Gondola & Elevator Systems

Fortville Feeders provides elevator systems, which are designed to transport bulk materials via elevation. Our systems provide effective solutions for accurate material handling, transfer, and dispensing.

Gondola and Elevator Types and Benefits

We provide standard elevators to meet general material handling and feeding requirements. Some of the general benefits accrued with these various elevators include:

  • Smooth Conveyance: Belt elevator feeders provide smooth movements, ensuring that the material handling and transfer process is fast yet efficient.
  • Multiple Feeding Solutions: Conveyor elevator systems allow for the transport of bulk material to multiple feeding areas.
  • Continuous Parts Feeding: Bucket elevator systems can provide solutions for continuous parts feeding processes.
  • Space Saving: The elevator feeder system takes up less space in a factory area. Thus, more room is available to perform other tasks or operations.

We also have the capabilities design and manufacture elevators for specialized applications. Bucket elevator conveyor systems can be designed with hoppers or feeders according to the customer’s specifications. This can provide benefits of minimal changeovers or material wastage.

Styles and Specifications

At Fortville Feeders, we design our elevator feeder systems to meet standard and non-standard application requirements. Given below are the standard styles and specifications. Non-standard designs can be specified by the customer.

  • Elevator Length: Standard – 8ʹ
  • Elevator Width: Standard – 8ʺ
  • Elevator Styles:
    • Drag Thru Elevation
    • Magnetic Elevation

Variety of Industries Served

Our elevator systems can meet light and heavy transfer and feeding requirements of systems used in the following industries

  • Steel and Metal
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Mining and Quarry
  • Food and Beverage
  • Glass and Fiberglass
  • Industrial and Frac Sand

Fortville Feeders’ bulk storage hoppers and elevator feeders systems are provided in various styles and beneficial features to support material handling and product manufacturing requirements. For more information, please feel free to contact us.

fortville-feeders-logoFortville Feeders, Inc.
P.O. Box 70 • 750 E. Broadway St.
Fortville, IN 46040, USA
Phone: 317-485-5195 • Fax: 317-485-6182

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