The hopper is the component used to collect the material that, coming from above, must be discharged downwards. It has shapes, sizes and accessories depending on the use, but generally takes the form of an inverted truncated pyramid or truncated cone, accompanied by a discharge valve.
We design, manufacture and sell industrial hoppers for storage, dosing, weighing, loading and unloading products. Apply carries out all the necessary construction stages, also from customer drawings. We are able to develop and refine every type of request with the utmost professionalism, at an affordable price.
Our carpentry department starts cutting metal sheets, performs bending and calendering, welding for any fittings, bends, handles, etc.. We have state-of-the-art machinery for turning, galvanising, polishing, satin-finishing, tefloning, micro-bead blasting and pickling. We also produce more elaborate products such as full ceramic fibre insulation. The hopper is a very popular component in many production contexts, such as in meat mincing, food preparation or in cartoning and filling machines. Specific design features are obviously applied depending on the purpose the hoppers are used for.
TYPES OF HOPPERS
LOADING/UNLOADING HOPPERS. They are used to convey different types of material and, depending on the type of material, are built with specific shapes: cone-shaped, pyramid-shaped, offset, of different heights, with variable inclinations. They are mainly mounted on packaging or pneumatic conveying lines.
CONICAL HOPPERS. Generally used in dosing or filling machines for liquid products or products with different degrees of creaminess, food, chemical or cosmetic products.
HOPPERS FOR FLOURS. These are those we produce and commercialize the most. They are usually made of stainless steel because they are corrosion resistant, easy to clean and with high hygiene coefficient. We are often asked for sealed hoppers and hoppers with trolleys. The same hopper can also be used for sugar or other solid or liquid components.
MANTAINING HOPPERS: these are mounted on the processing machines to create a sort of compensation chamber and guarantee the continuity within the production process.
HEATED HOPPERS. Useful when it is necessary to keep the product fluid. They have a cavity where the heating liquid rises.
BAG EMPTYING HOPPERS. For manual emptying of bags containing powdery or granular products; the product is discharged into the hopper and then transferred.
ELEVATOR HOPPERS. It performs both the hopper task and the material elevation by means of a motorized belt, usually for limited height differences.