Choosing a feeder that works in unison with your bin
An incorrectly selected or misused feeder that doesn't work in unison with your bin can cause any of a long list of flow problems. This article begins by discussing some material flow basics: bin flow patterns, typical flow problems, and measuring material flow properties. The article's final sections explain how to select a feeder for your bin and provide information on volumetric and gravimetric feeders.
"A feeder is just a feeder." While you probably know this is a dangerous statement, it's easy to underestimate just how important feeder selection can be for reliable material flow. You must select a feeder that not only controls flow but works well with your bin.