Schenck Process (Germany) – Schenck Process has announced the latest extension to its MULTIDOS® weighfeeder range. MULTIDOS® VDP-C is a new range of medium-sized and compact apron weighfeeders mainly suitable for raw material feeding, hot clinker feeding and similar applications.
“MULTIDOS® VDP-C leverages the proven technical features and component reliability of the existing MULTIDOS® weigh- and apron feeder designs while addressing specific application scenarios. In particular, it offers a perfect solution wherever a regular rubber belt weighfeeder would otherwise be chosen but cannot be installed because of the physical, chemical and performance limits of a rubber belt,” according to Peter Groll, Managing Director Construction & Energy, Schenck Process EMEA.
“Moreover, because we have taken a ‘designed straight for the job’ approach, the cost is significantly lower than competitor apron weighfeeders,” added Groll.
With a completely enclosed design the MULTIDOS® VDP-C enables a cleaner installation environment, with no extra cost, while also allowing quick access for inspection by means of easy-to-remove covers. Alternatively, an open design is possible for permanently visible material feed. The kit structure of MULTIDOS® VDP-C enables installation in a total of 48 possible geometrical configurations to suit plant requirements. It can be installed on the ground or suspended under a bin. “Extremely high performance, component robustness, safety and the low cost of installation make this apron feeder stand out from the competition,” said Groll. “It is also very compact. MULTIDOS® VDP-C has the lowest installation profile of any apron feeder on the market, and it is the shortest apron weighfeeder that is available with an integrated weighing section.”
The chain used on the MULTIDOS® VDP-C is an enhanced version that can easily tolerate a drive torque four times higher than required. In addition, apron pans accept loads up to six times higher than the nominal load, for maximum robustness. So there are no compromises that need to be made when it comes to durability and reliability. Apron pans are available for fine grain material, and alternative designs for sticky and coarse material. The coarse material apron pans are made of HARDOX® steel for maximum strength and service life.