AZO feeding hopper in hygienic design

08.06.2018

The hygienic design feeding hopper serves to feed bulk solids in powdered and granular form into closed materials handling systems, especially in areas calling for the highest standards in hygiene. Products can be fed from sacks, boxes, barrels or similar receptacles. The feed

The hygienic design feeding hopper serves to feed bulk solids in powdered and granular form into closed materials handling systems, especially in areas calling for the highest standards in hygiene. Products can be fed from sacks, boxes, barrels or similar receptacles.

 

The feeding hopper is available in two different grades of stainless steel and, depending on the surface finish, has surface roughness of < 0.6 µm or < 0.8 µm. The radii on the inside of the feeding hopper are greater than 50 mm and can be cleaned leaving no residue at all. Wet cleaning is done via an integral spray head. The gasket used for the lid can easily be replaced when needed, as it is not attached with adhesive. It is composed of silicone and is metal detectable. The feeding hopper is suitable for use in areas in zones 22 and 2 where there is a risk of explosion.

 

To avoid dust escaping when sacks are discharged, an aspiration process can be connected that starts when the lid of the feeding hopper is opened. The lid switch complies with safety requirements for applications up to performance level D.

 

About AZO

The AZO Group is a German company, headquartered in Osterburken. AZO specialises in the planning, manufacture and assembly of machines and facilities for automating production processes in storage, discharge, screening, conveying, dosing and weighing of bulk materials and powdered components well as for dispersing, mixing and homogenizing of liquid and semisolid products.

With over 1,000 employees, the AZO Group has locations additional to its Osterburken Headquarters in Neckarsulm, Hannover and Neuenburg am Rhein, as well as being active worldwide with subsidiaries in Belgium, China, France, Russia, Thailand, the USA and the United Kingdom.

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Further press information:

 

Alois Billigen

Director Marketing/Documentation

Tel. +49 6291/92-207

Email: alois.billigen@azo.com

www.azo.com