Self-Dumping Hopper: Designed for Various Applications

Posted by Rouramh on May 18th, 2016

The self-dumping hopper is versatile equipment for materials handling and it can be used for various commercial and industrial applications. It can aid the movement, control, storage, protection, and disposal of products and materials with their automated dumping function. High-quality self-dumping hoppers come in different sizes and capacities, so there should be a product that can suit your job requirements, support your logistics, and make your supply chain more productive.

Self-dumping hoppers with a capacity of 2,000 to 4,000 lbs. are durable enough to handle all lightweight recycling materials and light loads like wood, plastics, paper, metal turnings, and aluminum cans. Reputable manufacturers construct by using 10 and 12-gauge carbon steel, with continuously welded bodies within the hopper for outstanding strength. Some manufacturers use an exclusive extruded whole construction for the base for superior durability and tracking.

It is important for a self-dumping hopper to be able to safely handle materials, so you need to choose one that is designed specifically for the type of items that must be handled, and consider their weight. For glass, metal scraps, and stampings, consider a rugged self-dumping hopper with a capacity of 4,000 to 8,000 lbs. Designed for heavy materials handling, it can safely carry construction materials, ash, coal, rubber, sand, and sawdust to improve the safety in your workplace. The self-dumping function is convenient to prevent your workers from actually touching the hopper when materials are being transferred or poured.

Heavier and more demanding materials handling applications require self-dumping hoppers that are designed for heavy-duty requirements. These can safely handle loads of up to 8,000 to 10,000 lbs. in the harshest environments without compromise on durability and strength. Their bodies are made of continuously welded 1/4” carbon steel and a heavy duty box tube base for outstanding strength.

Certain safety features are added to high-quality self-dumping hoppers that are designed for extra heavy materials handling requirements. Base to body chains and a continuous stop bar provide additional reinforcement to the stops, and two rows of back and side angles with two bottom support channels offer the ultimate reinforcement on the body of the hopper. A flip secure latch is standard on all heavy-duty hoppers. With these features, you can safely handle materials like heavy construction debris, minerals, concrete, hot ash, castings, and forgings.

Reputable manufacturers of self-dumping hoppers can customize their existing products to match your requirements. Be sure to buy self-dumping hoppers from a company that specializes in designing and building the strongest hoppers in the industry, so you can be sure that you are getting the highest-quality products that can enhance the safety and efficiency of your materials handling processes.

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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