The Star Feeder effectively meters the flow of materials to your screens and downstream processing equipment. The variable speed drive controller allows the Star Feeder to discharge at any desired rate. The feeders’ hopper can be custom designed to best suit application type.
Star Feeder Features
Uniform distribution of material
Efficient surge suppression
Option for either shaft mounted or foot mounted gear reducers.
A newly constructed Star Feeder unit, staged in the Acrowood engineering shop, ready for shipping and deployment on-site at the pulp mill.
View from inside the top loading area of the Star Feeder where application materials accumulate and are steadily dispersed at the correct intervals for the downstream equipment processing, e.g. chip thickness screens.
The Star Feeder installed at this chip plant is mounted outside over-top of an Acrowood DiamondRoll Chip Thickness Screen. From this perspective the scale and magnitude of the Star Feeder can be appreciated.
Take Star Feeder to the next level
The standard 6 vein feeder can be replaced with a 12 vein style to reduce the tendency for the large vein feeders to “pulse load” the screen. This is important especially at low load rates where the RPM of the feeder is quite low.