Bin activator is a type of mechanical device used in material handling systems to facilitate the discharge of bulk materials from storage bins or silos. It consists of a vibrating cone-shaped bottom that is suspended from a support structure within the bin.
The bin activator is designed to prevent material from clogging and bridging in the bin, which can prevent material from flowing out of the bin. When activated, the cone-shaped bottom vibrates, which causes the material to become fluidized and flow out of the bin.
This vibration helps to loosen and activate the material, allowing it to flow more easily through the discharge chute or valve at the bottom of the bin.
Bin activators are commonly used in industries such as agriculture, food processing, and mining to facilitate the discharge of materials such as grains, powders, and minerals. They are available in a range of sizes and configurations to suit different applications and can be powered by electricity or compressed air.