With a low-profile loading deck and a completely modular design, the HAB Feeder provides an affordable solution for adjustable-rate feeding of abrasive materials, according to FLSmidth.

The HAB Feeder is a robust, power-efficient and high-tonnage hybrid belt-over-apron feeder that offers combined advantages of both apron and belt technologies. It provides a cost-effective solution for feeding abrasive materials, such as mineral sands, iron ore and bauxite, in midtier ROM applications and stockyard management operations.

The low-profile loading deck easily accommodates different types of loading methods, including direct truck tipping, side tipping, front-end loading, dozing and ROM bypass tips, in order to prevent double handling. The feeder’s modular design allows for transportation within a standard-size container, simplifying freight solutions to remote locations around the world. Modularity also allows for specific discharge heights, depending on the required application.

The HAB Feeder design incorporates a number of safety features, including a startup alarm that is located behind the wing walls, an emergency stop on either side of the feeder, and an emergency bar at the feeder opening.

FLSmidth Manager of Capital Equipment PC Kruger said, “The HAB Feeder is specifically designed to feed abrasive materials at an adjustable rate on to conveyor belts and sizers. Because it is entirely modular, the HAB Feeder can be installed with minimal site preparation, anywhere near a stockpile. It is semimobile for simple on-site relocation or repositioning. Moving the feeder is as easy as dragging or pushing it with standard stockyard equipment.”