Friday, 6 December 2019
FLSmidth Launches New Hybrid Apron Belt (HAB) Feeder for Run-Of-Mine and Stockyard Applications
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FLSmidth Launches New Hybrid Apron Belt (HAB) Feeder for Run-Of-Mine and Stockyard Applications

This was originally published by FLSmidth.

FLSmidth launches the new Hybrid Apron Belt (HAB) Feeder for run-of-mine and stockyard applications. A modular, hybrid, belt-over-apron feeder, the HAB Feeder delivers the strength of an apron feeder with the spillage control of a conveyor system.

PRESS RELEASE, COPENHAGEN With a low-profile loading deck and a completely modular design, the HAB Feeder provides an affordable solution for adjustable-rate feeding of abrasive materials.

The HAB Feeder is a robust, power-efficient and high-tonnage hybrid belt-over-apron feeder that offers combined advantages of both apron and belt technologies. It provides a cost-effective solution for feeding abrasive materials, such as mineral sands, iron ore and bauxite, in mid-tier ROM applications and stockyard management operations.

The low-profile loading deck easily accommodates different types of loading methods, including direct truck tipping, side tipping, front-end loading, dozing and ROM bypass tips, in order to prevent double handling. The feeder’s modular design allows for transportation within a standard-size container, simplifying freight solutions to remote locations around the world. Modularity also allows for specific discharge heights, depending on the required application.

The HAB Feeder design incorporates a number of safety features, including a start-up alarm that is located behind the wing walls, an emergency stop on either side of the feeder, and an emergency bar at the feeder opening.

According to FLSmidth’s Manager of Capital Equipment, PC Kruger: “The HAB Feeder is specifically designed to feed abrasive materials at an adjustable rate onto conveyor belts and sizers. Because it is entirely modular, the HAB Feeder can be installed with minimal site preparation, anywhere near a stockpile. It is semi-mobile for simple onsite relocation or repositioning. Moving the feeder is as easy as dragging or pushing it with standard stockyard equipment.”

The HAB Feeder joins FLSmidth’s full line of renowned feeders, feeder breakers and sizers – the result of 40-plus years of experience as a market-leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of feeders. All FLSmidth customers have access to the company’s expert staff, who are on hand to provide technical, support and installation services.  

The FLSmidth HAB Feeder is a heavy-duty modular solution that aims to improve customer productivity through technology, process knowledge, and safety. Learn more at FLSmidth's website.

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