AUMUND Hybrid Feeder starts operating at ERAMET
AUMUND Fördertechnik has successfully commissioned a BPB-SLP Hybrid Feeder at ERAMET Le Havre’s Sandouville Refinery in France. The refinery, which is ERAMET’s ‘Nickel Salts and Metal’ business unit, is wholly owned by the Group. At this refinery, nickel mattes are transformed into high purity nickel metal and salts with much difficulties. The new Hybrid Feeder allows this process to run smoothly.
The AUMUND BPB-SLP Hybrid Feeder combines the technical characteristics of a Samson® Material Feeder and a heavy-duty AUMUND BPB-SF Arched Plate Conveyor that is key to achieving a spillage-free process.
This particular AUMUND design leads to a lower overall height and a slightly wider machine, with a centre distance of 7.2 m, chain width of 3 m and belt width of 2.6 m. It is closed in with a dust cover and has a top-mounted filter, as well as a slewing grate, cleaning brushes and catching strips. It also has a waterproof belt surface, and the hopper has a hydraulically swivelling grate to intercept and remove any foreign bodies that might get inside the material delivery containers.
Many operators in the ports and terminals sector already place their trust in the advantages of AUMUND’s Samson ® Feeder. Over decades, mining and other industries globally, have relied upon the Arched Plate Conveyor with its heavy-duty chains.