The new mobile Samson® Material Feeder will receive bulk fertilizers and grain direct from 45 t tipping trucks and will discharge onto an ongoing SAMSON Shiploader at a peak output rate of 625 m³/hr. This material feeder will complement the existing SAMSON Shiploader with twin Samson Feeders, which has been active at the Port of Sillamae in Estonia since 2015 and another SAMSON Shiploader supplied a few years earlier.
The mobile Samson feeder includes a 3 m wide rubber belted apron design unit mounted on a steel structure and supported by double apron bars located at every pitch of the conveyor chain. To accommodate a variety of trucks and loaders the universal entry point includes a 4.5 m wide flared entry section thus increasing the volume of the feeder entry and reducing vehicle alignment time. As fertilizers and grain are free-flowing materials this material feeder is fitted with a cross-cleat belt for material adherence during transfer. The discharge chute and all possible hose ends, couplings and bolting are in stainless steel to prevent against corrosion and provide longevity when handling fertilizers.
The Samson feeder has forward mounted wheel units and is towable using the access ramps. For ship loading the unit can be positioned at a 180° arc around the Shiploader reception hopper.
The modular design of the Samson feeder allows for easy containerised transportation to the client’s site.
Read the article online at: https://www.drybulkmagazine.com/material-handling/05042018/samson-introduces-new-feeder-for-operations-at-port-of-sillamae/