Feed conveyor are used for applications of materials are being processed in large volumes ,most of these materials are moved in bulk,which might be plants such as hay, grains such as corn or oats, or dried animal-based feed. It can move products from one place to another, from supply vehicles into next process, or from animal feed pellet mill to finished product storage cabin.These feed conveyors are usually designed using belts, chains and rollers or other parts to help move the raw material.
Feed conveyors fall into two main categories – Screw feed conveyor & Belt feed conveyor.
Screw feed conveyor or auger feed conveyor is a mechanism that uses a rotating helical screw blade, usually within a tube, to move liquid or granular materials. Material enters at one end and is transported in the spaces between each thread, until it reaches the other end and is discharged.
Screw conveyors in modern industry are often used horizontally or at a slight incline as an efficient way to move semi-solid materials, including cereal grains, animal feed, boiler ash, meat, and bone meal, ,food waste, wood chips, and many others.
They are commonly found in grain storage plants, feed pellet production line, chemical plants, and cereal processing plants.Screw feeders are available in a variety of sizes, lengths, configurations and materials of construction.
Belt feed conveyors are a simple, versatile, and efficient means of transporting bulk materials such as grain,chicken,cattle,fish feed pellet, ore, gravel, or sand.It combines a conveyor belt and sliding scraper,which can transport materials from one place to a storage tank or next machine.
Feed conveyors can send material in different directions by placing a conveyor under the end of the one before it. The product falls off the end of the first conveyor, and the second can take it is any needed direction.
Most feed pellet handling processes require delicate handling. For animal, aqua and pet foods cannot be distressed in any significant way as they are very delicate. For delicate products like these breakage affects stability and packaging.Belt feed conveyor can add trays or chutes to the ends of conveyors so the product slides rather than falls, preventing product damage.
Automatic belt feed conveyor is popular by its productive feed management thanks to its space-saving design ,gentle delivery and easy setup.They are widely used in grain storage plants, feed production plant, chemical plants, and cereal processing plants.
This equipment is possible across short or long distances,which can vary greatly in length and width according to user’s requirements.