How a Hopper Jam Occurs

The size of the granules matter when it comes to hoppers and silos.

Powder Bulk Solids Staff

October 26, 2023

Hopper jams occur when groups of particles become wedged across the mouth of the opening, forming an arch shape where they're all pressed against each other and locked in place.

One reason why grains are prone to jamming in a hopper? How the grains strike each other when force is applied to them, as you will see in the video.

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Established in 1983, Powder & Bulk Solids (PBS) serves industries that process, handle, and package dry particulate matter, including the food, chemical, and pharmaceutical markets.

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