The Need for Dumping Hoppers in the Material Handling Industry

Posted by rauramh on February 18th, 2015

The field of material handling is concerned with storage and movement problems in a manufacturing warehouse or plant. It is tackles the protection and control of products, goods, and materials as they go through processes like manufacturing, preparation, cleaning, disposal, and consumption. The material handling industry requires high-quality and efficient equipment that make it easier to perform such tasks. Dumping hoppers are among the most convenient types of equipment that a material handling operations can use.

Dumping Hoppers as Material Handling Equipment

Any equipment used for storage, movement, protection, and control of products, goods, and materials for disposal, consumption, distribution, or manufacturing is material-handling equipment. Dumping hoppers are suitable as handling and storage equipment and for the handling of bulk materials. Dumping hoppers can improve work output, maximize productivity, and control the costs of transporting or disposal of materials. Self dumping hoppers are useful for material handling industry because they help reduce labor and hasten the disposal of materials.

Types of Dumping Hoppers for Your Business

Heavy duty dumping hoppers are suitable for material handling needs. The most durable types have a 10 gauge or 12 gauge steel body, with a minimum load of up to 4,000 lbs, and a capacity of up to five cubic yards. An 8,000 to 10,000 lbs capacity hopper can handle large and demanding loads. There are companies that can manufacture custom dumping hoppers for smaller and larger loads, or for material handling with special requirements like a cover and safety mechanisms.

Large dumping hoppers can withstand the harshest work environments due to their proven durability and strength. Some manufacturers can provide them in six to 10 cubic yards for high volume material handling. The best large dumping hoppers have 3/16” and 1/4” continuously welded carbon steel bodies with a heavy-duty box tube base. Double bottom support channels and three rows of back and side angles provide excellent reinforcement on the body.

Custom dumping hoppers are important for specialty material handling. A manufacturer of dumping hoppers can engineer a specially designed hopper to meet specific material handling requirements. For simpler solutions, manufacturers may modify an existing dumping hopper with special features that can cover your material handling requirements. One of the leading manufacturers of dumping hoppers can provide an exclusively pierced and extruded trunnion track for custom projects. Taper pins are part of the build for superior wear resistance.

About the Author:

This article is written by Mike Genter, who is associated with Roura Material Handling. Roura Material Handling produces a large variety of self dumping hoppers including durable hoppers, rugged hoppers, ultimate hoppers, behemoth hoppers and custom and specialty dumping hoppers for both commercial and industrial use.

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