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.
pneuCONVEYOR – BIN ACTIVATOR WORKING
The working of a bin activator typically involves the following steps:
- Mounting: The bin activator is mounted onto the storage bin or hopper, usually at the discharge point.
- Activation: The motor or other vibration mechanism is activated, causing the bin activator to vibrate.
- Material activation: The vibration is transmitted to the material in the bin, which begins to loosen and flow more easily.
- Discharge: The loosened material flows out of the bin through the discharge chute or valve at the bottom, usually aided by gravity.
- Control: The intensity and duration of the vibration can be controlled to ensure a steady and efficient flow of material, and to prevent clogging or blockages.
Bin activators may also incorporate other features such as adjustable baffles or flow control gates to further optimize the flow of material. The specific design and operation of a bin activator can vary depending on the type of material being handled and the specific requirements of the application.