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Publication Date: 12/2013
Pages: 4
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Read this article to understand what data you'll need to size your feeder's motor and screw.

A screw feeder's simple design, ease of use, low maintenance requirements, and ability to feed material without degrading particles make it one of the most commonly used feeders in dry bulk solids processing applications. But the screw feeder's relative simplicity can be misleading when it comes to sizing the feeder's screw and motor to achieve the best feeding performance while minimizing power requirements.

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