Many extrusion operations involve the batch loading of solids into feeders that control the flow of bulk material to be extruded into final products.
The behavior of bulk materials varies greatly and selection of feeders for extruders depends on the flow properties of the feed material, which are determined by the physical and chemical characteristics of its components, including:
- shape, size and cohesive strength of particles
- bulk density and compressibility
- behavior under different conditions of moisture, temperature or pressure
All Diamond America extruder feeders are designed to supply positive feed that ensures high material consistency and final product quality with maximum process efficiency.