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Publication Date: 09/1994
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Poultry feed manufacturer gobbles up bin unloaders that improve material flow

When beating bin hoppers with sledgehammers and agitating the hoppers with mechanical vibrators fail to produce steady ingredient flow, a poultry feed manufacturer installs bin unloaders with revolving sweep augers.

A southern US poultry feed manufacturer receives wheat middlings, meat meal, soybean meal, bone meal, rice hulls, poultry meal, and feather meal by truck and train. The feed ingredients are unloaded into a pit with a receiving auger that moves them from the pit to a bucket elevator. The ingredients are then routed through chutes by gravity to eight bins that are 10 feet across and 38 feet tall.

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