apron feeder meaning
- [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."
- 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.