Overhead / Gravity Hoppers
The Overhead Hopper is ADI’s most independent hopper. It operates without the need for a direct source of vibration and electrical power. This independence combined with an extremely flexible mounting system yields a gravity hopper suited to perform exceptionally well in a wide variety of vibratory feeding applications.
Ideal for applications where
This custom designed gravity hopper was designed to meetFDA Requirements. The hopper is 3 cubic feet, constructed of stainless steel and features a continuous weld.
This close-up illustrates the U-bolts that
make adjusting discharge height easy.
Overhead / Gravity Hopper Operation
Generally, the distance of the rubber sleeve from the vibratory feeder bowl controls the flow rate; the more distance between the rubber sleeve and the feeder bowl, the higher the feed rate. However, the gravity hopper's feed rate can be influenced by utilizing either back pressure from parts in the bowl to constrict part feed rate or the vibratory feeder’s vibration to accelerate the release rate. Please consult an ADI engineer for information regarding the optimal size hopper for your vibratory feeding application.
|Overhead Model Number||Capacity (Cubic Feet)||Max Discharge Height (Inches)||Steel Gauge|
Overhead Hopper Resources