How Dumping Hoppers are Beneficial as Material Handling Equipments

Posted by rauramh on February 20th, 2015

Dumping hoppers are ideal for a wide range of industrial applications. Their watertight and high-quality construction make them versatile for handling heavy materials, castings, metal chips, recyclables, bulky scrap materials, sludge, and waste. They are designed to make it easier and safer to gather and dispose of materials using specific handling equipment.

There are different kinds of dumping hoppers for various material handling requirements. The high-quality ones are made of grade 7ga steel for the most rugged applications. There are manufacturers that make 10Ga and 12ga grade steel dumping hoppers for light duty heavy material handling applications that require durable equipment. The gauge of dumping hoppers will depend on the use. A higher gauge is typically reserved for light duty while lower gauge steel (like 7ga) is better for rugged and heavy use.

Dumping hoppers are classified as heavy duty, medium, low profile, or extra heavy duty. The largest, heavy duty hopper can safely handle loads that are about 8,000 to 10,000 lbs heavy. These are made for the harshest environments without compromise on durability and strength. Reputable dumping hopper manufacturer design these hoppers from six to 10 cubic yards to make them versatile for high volume material handling requirements.

Low profile and medium duty hoppers can safely handle materials that are 2,000 to 4,000 lbs heavy. They are durable for light duty loads, like wood, plastics, paper, aluminum cans, construction debris, lightweight recycling material, and metal turnings. Manufacturers usually design them with 12 and 10 gauge carbon steel bodies with a continuously welded inner structure for superior strength. Some manufacturers make these hoppers with an exclusive extruded hole for improved strength and tracking.

You can also find dumping hoppers in 4,000 to 8,000-lbs capacities. Durable dumping hoppers can help reduce operation costs, provide a safer way to handle materials, and increase productivity. The best dumping hoppers are easy to use, complete with locking mechanisms and safety features to keep them in place and to prevent them from slipping off the handling vehicle. Some manufacturers can customize dumping hoppers for a specific material handling equipment or application, such as for recycling, dewatering, and for handling potentially toxic or harmful products. There are also manufacturers that can make dumping hoppers in other materials, such as galvanized or stainless steel.

Look for certain features that can make a difference in saving effort and time. Talk to a reputable dumping hopper manufacturer about your material handling needs so that you can customize the right duping hopper for your business.

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 as well as custom and specialty dumping hoppers for both commercial and industrial use.

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