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FLSmidth launches hybrid apron belt feeder

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World Cement,

FLSmidth has launched the new Hybrid Apron Belt (HAB) Feeder for run-of-mine and stockyard applications. A modular, hybrid belt-over-apron feeder, the HAB Feeder delivers the strength of an apron feeder with the spillage control of a conveyor system.

The feeder has a low-profile loading deck and a modular design. It is an affordable solution for the adjustable-rate feeding of abrasive materials.

The feeder is a robust, power-efficient, and high tonnage hybrid belt-over-apron feeder that offers the combined advantages of both apron and belt technologies. It is a cost-effective solution for feeding abrasive materials, such as mineral sands, iron ore, and bauxite, in mid-tier ROM applications and stockyard management operations.

The loading deck accommodates different types of loading methods, including direct truck tipping, side tipping, front-end loading, dozing, and ROM bypass tips, in order to prevent double handling. The feeder’s modular design allows for transportation within a standard-size container, simplifying freight solutions to remote locations around the world. Modularity also allows for specific discharge heights, depending on the required application.

The HAB Feeder design incorporates a number of safety features, including a startup alarm that is located behind the wing walls, an emergency stop on either side of the feeder, and an emergency bar at the feeder opening.

“The HAB Feeder is specifically designed to feed abrasive materials at an adjustable rate onto conveyor belts and sizers,” said PC Kruger, Manager of Capital Equipment at FLSmidth. “Because it is entirely modular, the HAB Feeder can be installed with minimal site preparation, anywhere near a stockpile. It is semi-mobile for simple onsite relocation or repositioning. Moving the feeder is as easy as dragging or pushing it with standard stockyard equipment.”

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