Alloys and additives to be dosed, batched and carried to a furnace or to a ladle are stored in modular hoppers with a typical capacity between 5 and 200 m³. The hopper battery is supported by an adequate steelwork structure.Bulk materials are extracted from hoppers by a vibrating feeders (with magnetic drive and adjustable capacity). According to the process requirements, the needed amount of each material is extracted from related storage hopper and batched (in a weighing hopper fix or travelling under the hoppers’ battery or on a weighing belt conveyor) then conveyed to the furnace or to the ladle.
Handled bulk material size is between 5 and 200 mm.
Alloys and additives bins battery 1.000 m³ capacity with a single weighing truck discharging hopper with 35 m3 capacity.
Alloys and additives complete system with 8 weighing bins 100 m² capacity to feed two ladle furnace stations; storage bins are charged by tote bins with a movable bottom.