Fairfield is an industry leader in supplying belt feeders for a wide variety of industries, and applications.
Fairfield Belt Feeders are innately smooth running, and when combined with a variable speed drive, they provide exceptional control over material flow rate.
Belt feeders are the industry preference for removing bulk materials from hoppers, bins, and other storage vessels. In those applications, they are used to both control and measure the rate of material flow.
Fairfield Belt Feeders are able to regulate material flow rate based upon either volume or tonnage. Volumetric feeding is achieved by designing a Belt Feeder in tandem with a material flow gate. The volume of material fed is dictated by the speed of the belt and the strike off height of the gate. To regulate material flow by tonnage, a belt scale is used to provide feedback to the feeder drive, thus controlling the tonnage.
In addition to controlling material flow out of storage vessels, Belt Feeders are designed to control flow into screens or crushers.
Belt feeders consist of short, reinforced belts operating over flat roll idlers. Sealed skirt assemblies contain the material centrally on the belt. Drives are typically on the head end of the feeder. Screw type take-ups are installed on tail shaft to maintain proper tension on the belt.
Belt feeders are often selected in lieu of other types of feeders such as, vibrating, apron, flight, and reciprocating.
- Innately smooth running
- Provide exceptional control over flow rate
- Industry preference for removing bulk materials from storage
- Able to regulate flow rate based upon either volume or tonnage
- Able to control flow into screens or crushers
Advantages of Belt Feeders versus other types of feeders:
- Allows for magnetic separation
- Handles abrasive materials well
- Smoothness of operation
- Uniform material discharge
- Quiet operation
- Clean operating environment
- Low maintenance costs
- Safe operating environment