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Auger-Type Screw Feeders

Feeders are critical component within ingredient batching systems

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Sterling Systems auger-type screw feederImage courtesy of Sterling Systems & Controls Inc.

These auger-type screw feeders are a critical component within ingredient batching systems for food processing, feed milling, and other industrial applications.

The feeders offer three key features: each end of the feeder incorporates industrial grade bearings to support the auger, preventing contact with its housing; seals are located between the product zone and auger bearings. An air gap between the bearing and seal plates creates a buffer zone to ensure the material doesn’t enter the bearings and lubricant doesn’t enter the material; keeping the auger in suspension using shaft clamps is key to ensuring that the thrust load is not transferred to the drive assembly, which therefore increases drive life. Shock absorbing couplings are used to help reduce the start/stop shock on the motor/drive.

Sterling Systems & Controls Inc., Sterling, IL 815-625-0852 www.sterlingcontrols.com

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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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