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Auto-Tapper Automatically Frees Lodged Pellets from Classifier

November 26, 2012

This auto-tapper for pellet classifiers automatically frees off-spec pellets lodged in the screening deck. Featuring a pneumatic actuator set on an adjustable cycle timer, the Witte Auto-tapper induces a small resonance through the perforated classifier deck that coordinates with the linear vibrating action to gently jolt any pellets blocking the screen and permit their continued movement towards the reject discharge while opening the holes to allow on-spec pellets to slide through the screen. The nearly silent process occurs without human supervision to free personnel from monitoring the classifier to other tasks. Ideal for separating plastic pellets, chemicals, food ingredients, animal feeds, sludge, and other pelletized products, the auto-tapper is considered when the pellets are sticky, crumbly, or when a high percentage are likely to be off-spec. The auto-tapper is available as an option on the company’s entire line of pellet classifiers and may be retrofit on Witte classifiers in the field.
The Witte Company, Inc., Washington, NJ 908-689-6500 www.witte.com

Witte Company, Inc.