This recirculating spreader-feeder evenly distributes powder and bulk coatings onto food products as they pass between the unit's longitudinal discharge hopper and its lower collection hopper. The mobile unit is positioned so a wire conveyor belt with items to be coated, passes above the unit's lower collection hopper, as a uniform curtain of the coating material descends from the upper discharge hopper which has multiple ports to apportion material across its length. A small-diameter rotating agitator promotes uniform discharge through an adjustable screen that spans a gap along the hopper bottom. A centerless auger along the bottom of the longitudinal collection hopper feeds material into the intake adapter of a side-mounted flexible screw conveyor that elevates the material into a horizontally-oriented conveyor positioned above a longitudinal discharge hopper. The conveyors can move both free- and non-free-flowing materials with no separation of blends such as seed mixes and spices.
Flexicon Corp., Bethlehem, PA 888-353-9426 www.flexicon.com
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