The Functions and Types of Belt Conveyor Head Hopper

What is a conveyor head hopper?

The head hopper and chute are important devices for connecting belt conveyors, the material will be loaded to link connected conveyor via the conveyor hopper and chute of previous conveyor.

Mobile hopper conveyor
Large sacle conveyor hopper with wheeled

What the function of head hopper?

The conveyor head hopper of the belt conveyor is used for guiding materials and controlling the direction of material flow, which avoids the phenomenon of partial load and also plays a role of sealing and dust prevention. If the conveyor’s hopper design is unreasonable, it will lead to the impact of the hopper steel plate and materials, and the steel plate will be quickly worn. If the chute design of the hopper is not reasonable, it will easily cause blocking, dust and noise.

sidewall corrugated belt conveyor hopper
Sidewall Conveyor Hopper

What are the types of conveyor head hopper?

There are three different types of conveyor head hopper:ordinary type, adjustable baffle type and lattice type.

Ordinary type conveyor hopper of belt conveyor

The ordinary type can be divided into two types: without lining plate (type 1) and with lining plate (type 2). Belt speed range: ≤ 2.5m/s (type 1), 3.15m/s (type 2), adjustable baffle belt speed range 1.6 ~ 5m / S; type 2 hopper can reach 4m / s in horizontal transportation.

Adjustable baffle type head hopper

Because the impact of materials on the hopper is relatively large, the inner side of the belt conveyor hopper can be added with a regulating baffle. The head hopper with adjusting baffle can adjust the blanking center by changing the angle of the adjusting baffle or changing its suspension position. The adjusting baffle can also play a certain impact role, thus extending the service life of the head hopper. The adjusting baffle can be made into plane and arc shape. The arc adjusting baffle is used to change the impact part of material and baffle into friction with baffle, so as to reduce the impact force. The probability of material rebounding to the drum is greatly reduced. The hopper size is not increased to reduce the impact force, the cost is reduced, and the service life of hopper is prolonged.

Hopper with belt conveyor
Hopper with belt conveyor

Head hopper with detachable lattice

The head hopper is installed on the impact surface of the material. The basic structure is to weld several steel bars on a large steel plate to form a small lattice, and connect the lattice and hopper by bolts. When the material impacts the hopper, the material will enter the lattice and form a thick protective layer. The service life of the head hopper of this structure will be longer. It can be replaced only by removing the bolts.

Conveyor head hopper manufacturer and supplier

SKE is one of the professional supplier for belt conveyor system as well as design, manufacturing,and installation service. We do not only supply the complete belt conveyor equipment, but also the conveyor idlers, pulleys. conveyor belt, tripper, main frame with walk side and cover,  supporting legs, head hopper, rain / dust cover etc.

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