When it comes to bulk materials, the task of discharging from silos and containers means that the product needs to have certain flow characteristics in the material feed. Many bulk materials do not flow freely out of the generally feasible and expedient inlet/outlet cross sections.
Flow is achieved by the application of force to loosen up settled grains/particles/fibres. A suitable discharging system is selected based on the product characteristics, operating conditions and type of task. The variants of vibration, fluidisation/aeration or mechanical agitation/tumbling are available.
Hosokawa Solids, specialist for bulk solids handling, is part of the Hosokwa Alpine Group since 2020.