Food Engineering

Recirculating spreader-feeder

July 29, 2009





Flexicon’s recirculating spreader-feeder evenly distributes powder and bulk coatings into food products as they pass between the unit’s longitudinal discharge hopper and its lower collection hopper. The fully mobile unit is positioned such that a wire conveyor belt with items to be coated passes immediately above the unit’s lower collection hopper, as a uniform curtain of the coating material descends from the upper discharge hopper. A centerless auger along the bottom of the longitudinal hopper feeds material into the intake adapter of a side-mounted, flexible screw conveyor that moves the material at a 75-degree incline into a horizontally-oriented conveyor positioned above a longitudinal discharge hopper.

Flexicon Corp., 888-353-9426, www.flexicon.com