Vibrating Grizzly Feeders
Vibrating Grizzly Feeders are engineered to combine the functions of feeding and scalping into one unit, reducing the cost of having two separate units. Vibrating Grizzly Feeders are mainly used in a primary applications feeding a primary crusher. The Vibrating Grizzly Feeder provides a continuous feed rate under a variety of loading and material conditions. Vibrating Grizzly Feeders are designed to take heavy shock loads from trucks, shovels and loaders. This type of feeder can be used in quarries, recycling, industrial processing, mining, and sand and gravel operations, as well as in a wide range of processing industries.
How Vibrating Grizzly Feeders Work
The Vibrating Grizzly Feeder consists of a pan section at the feed end to receive and start segregating the material. The discharge end consists of a grizzly section with openings that allow the undersized material to pass before discharging into the crusher. The feeder is mounted on springs and vibrated via a mechanism located underneath the feeder pan, protecting it from misfed material that fails to reach the feed hopper. The vibration force is angled to the feeder, pointing toward the discharge end. This action of the vibrator forces the material toward the discharge end while segregating the material, causing the finer particles to move toward the bottom of the load.
As the material travels to the grizzly section, the finer material settles to the bottom and passes through the openings in the grizzly. This bypassed material decreases the amount of material going into the crusher, reducing the size of the crusher required as well as the wear inside the crusher. The bypassed material can be combined with the material going through the crusher on the under conveyor. This prescreened material protects the under conveyor from the impact of the material exiting the crusher. The prescreened material can be segregated as a product, or it can be discarded if the fines in the material are a contaminate.