apron feeder meaning

  "apron feeder" in a sentence
  • [Mechanical engineering]
    "A limited-length version of apron conveyor used for controlled-rate feeding of pulverized materials to a process or packaging unit. Also known as plate-belt feeder, plate feeder."


  1. A feeder device such as an apron feeder, conveyor or vibrating grid controls the rate at which this material enters the crusher, and often contains a preliminary screening device which allows smaller material to bypass the crusher itself, thus improving efficiency.

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