What you should know about feeder performance tests
Before you purchase a feeder for your process, you'll want the feeder manufacturer to test your material to be sure the feeder meets your accuracy needs. This article describes the types of information the feeder manufacturer needs to know about your material, process, and expectations. It also discusses various feeder performance tests, defines the data analysis terms used by feeder manufacturers, and explains what kind of results to expect. Armed with this information, you'll be able to obtain meaningful feeder performance tests and interpret the results to select a feeder that suits your accuracy needs.
If you continuously meter material to produce a quality product, your main process equipment may depend on the accurate operation of one or more feeders. Selecting the right feeder then, is as important as selecting the actual process equipment.