was selected by a major global engineering company to supply a range of 3MT bin activators and components for a lime slacking plant project in Indonesia.
WAM was selected as the company’s preferred supplier due to the quality of the product and the technical assistance provided when sizing the bin activators for the application.
BA bin activators are tapered conical shaped devices that facilitate material flow from hoppers or silos using vibration.
Bin activators are used in various industrial applications to facilitate discharging of powdery or granular materials from silos or hoppers. The use of this equipment ensures optimum feeding of the material and causes ‘mass flow’ inside the silo, thus avoiding such phenomena as bridging or rat holing.
Key components of a bin activator include a seamless carbon or stainless steel cone spun on sheet metal lathes, a seamless SINT engineering polymer seal with integrated top and bottom flange, suspensions for connection between bin activator and silo, as well as one or two electric vibrators.
For installation, a flange supplied together with the bin activator is welded on the silo outlet on site. Special suspensions and a seamless flanged SINT engineering polymer seal form a flexible connection between the silo and bin activator. One or two electric vibrators fitted to the unit generate vibration of the bin activator every time the feeding device beneath the silo is started for discharging material.
During operation, the gyratory movement of the bin activator is transmitted to the material inside the silo, resulting in smooth material flow through the bin activator outlet into the connected feeder.