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Belt feeders are short belt conveyors that are specifically designed for material flow regulation, extracting material from one area and ensuring that downstream equipment receives the appropriate volume.

MEKA Belt Feeders are chosen for their outstanding life characteristics and durability in the harshest conditions.
MEKA has developed belt feeders to suit the most demanding applications in the mining industry and to extract material under dump hoppers or surge bins and to provide the desired, continuous feed rate for screens, crushers, and conveyors.

•    Accurate feeding to crushers
Belt speed range is adjusted when drive components selected, or with optional frequency converter

•    Allows for maximum utilization of motor power
Power transmission through bevel hollow shaft gear, or planetary gear directly from motor

•    Can handle wet or sticky materials
Belt feeder design considering all specific requirements determined by the material being moved, as well as capacity and geometry

•    Low maintenance and operation costs
Oil bath lubrication in gearbox, idlers prelubricated for lifetime, housings grease lubrication

•    Seamlessly adapts into plant automation
Wide range of additional features and services for these feeders to enable maximum efficiency of your operations.

•    Direct-Drive Hellical Gearbox Increases Torque
•    Adjustable Discharge Gate Allows to set capacity
•    Abrassion Resistant Liners Increases Service Life
•    Heavy-Duty Belt Scraper allows a clean work environment
•    Attaches Directly to Hopper

What is a Belt Feeder?

Belt feeders are specially designed with short belts and low speed conveyors. They are generally used for feeding ground and fine materials and in dosing units.

The conveying and return rollers of the feeder conveyor are flat, and conveyor rolls are close together. The rollers ensure a smooth feeding of material as they are manufactured to suit length and width of the belt. Electric motors and reducer are commonly used for the drive system. In light working conditions the belt can also be rotated using a belt pulley system.

Feeders are produced depending on the material type, the necessary capacity and the loading conditions. Although belt feeders are short, the belt may be up to 4 meters wide in some applications. For example, belt feeders of up to 4 meters in width are used for feeding grates for heat treatment in iron ore pellet plants.


For what processes/applications are belt feeders used?

Belt feeders are used to feed smoothly flowing materials with a maximum size of 120 mm. They can be used to feed vibrating screens, secondary or tertiary crushers and conventional transport conveyors that require a regular and continuous feed. They are generally mounted horizontally. The end of the belt is located under a bunker or stock chute. Thus, as the material is emptied through the rotation of the belt, the material must be supplied from the bunker above in a continuous flow, without the need for intervention. A vibration motor can be connected to the bunker to prevent blockages in the feeding bunker.

In belt feeders, the rotation speed of the belt is adjusted by means of a power and reducer connection, and the desired feed capacity can be ensured by adjusting the speed. Most of the time, the motion system of the belt feeder is connected to the belt scale on the belt conveyor to which the material is conveyed after the feeder.

Belt feeders are widely used in power plants for feeding coal and ore preparation and enrichment and aggregate production plants, in agriculture, and in any industry where the regular and controlled feed of material below a certain size is required.


What materials are suitable for belt feeders?

Belt feeders are generally to convey coal in coal mines and power plants, ore in enrichment plants and sand in the construction sector. Belt feeders are often preferred for the smooth, continuous and cost-effective feed of the finely ground dry or slightly moist porous materials that are common in mining, especially if they need to be conveyed by another long belt.

Belt feeders are also used in dosing systems. This feeder is also used for feeding the materials required for the continuous or intermittent mixing of different materials in the desired ratio or quantity by adjusting the feeder speed under bunkers containing different materials.


MBF 6525

MBF 8025

MBF 1025

MBF 1225

W x L (mm) W x L (inch x feet) 650x2500 26x8 800x2500 31x8 1000x2500 40x8 1200x2500 48x8
Power (kW) Power (HP) 3 4 4 5,3 5,5 7,4 7,5 10
Capacity (mtph) Capacity (stph) 250 272 350 385 450 495 550 606
Belt Speed (m/sec) Belt Speed (fpm) 0,35 70 0,35 70 0,35 70 0,35 70
Max Feed Size (mm) Max Feed Size (inch x feet) 100 4 150 6 150 6 150 6
At specified inclination and for material weighing 1.6 t/m³ or 100 lbs/ft³. Capacity values are indicative only and depend not only on feeder size but also on feeder inclination, feed gradation, etc.


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