Vibratory Feeders

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Coperion K-Tron

Gentle gravimetric feeding of fragile, friable, abrasive or fibrous material

Where uniform discharge is critical, especially at very low rates, our vibratory feeders provide excellent gravimetric feeding of very free flowing bulk materials. The Coperion K-Tron K3 line of vibratory feeders features improved high accuracy thanks to innovative patent-pending drive technology. The K3 vibratory feeders have a modular design and are available in both a standard design and a hygienic easy clean design. Vibratory feeders are ideal for gentle handling of a wide range of bulk solid materials, especially fragile ingredients and problem materials such as finished friable food products and ingredients, flakes and glass fibers.

Benefits & Features

  • Lower maintenance requirements due to the absence of mechanical wear parts
  • Gentle handling of bulk materials
  • Special quick-release clamp mechanism on the feeder tray allows for quick product changeover
  • Modular design allows for custom tray configurations to meet the specific needs of an application
  • Ideal for friable or irregularly shaped bulk materials not suitable for other feeder technologies
  • HD version includes a hygienic silicone cover to enclose the complete drive assembly, making it suitable for food applications
  • Certified for use in ATEX zones 22/2 outside and zone 21 inside as well as NEC Class I & II, Division 2
  • Low energy consumption in comparison to other feeding technologies

Related Industries

  • Plastics
  • Chemicals
  • Food & Pet Food
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Minerals
  • Nonwovens

Design Features

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Unique shockabsorber design improves accuracy

The key to achieving high accuracy is the ability to deliver a continuous, even product discharge with minimal pulsations. The K3 vibratory drive is able to do this thanks to a unique shock absorber design. Conventional vibratory feeders use rubber or spring shock absorbers, which allow movement of the drive in all directions, resulting in rotational motion. In contrast to these conventional shock absorbers, the K3 line uses a unique flexible pendulum technology which provides shock absorption only parallel to the desired direction of motion, eliminating rotational movement. This parallel motion ensures an even material flow of the product along the entire length of the tray.

The advanced control system and feeder electronics include internal sensors which measure acceleration, displacement, load, current and temperature at rates of up to 25,000 times per second. The fast-acting controller then adjusts the vibratory drive signal to maintain clean sinusoidal displacement for optimal mass flow.

Coperion K-Tron K3-HD-ML-D5-V100 vibratory feeder
The silicone cover over the drive keeps out contamination

The K3 vibratory feeders are available in Hygienic Design versions which include a hygienic silicone cover to enclose the complete drive assembly, making them suitable for food and pharmaceutical applications. The absence of mechanical wear parts makes them easier to clean and results in lower maintenance requirements.

Available Models

Coperion K-Tron K3-CL-SFS-V100 vibratory feeder
V100 Vibratory Feeder on SFS platform scale

Vibratory feeder consisting of a V100 vibratory drive, a feeding tray and a hopper.

Feed Rates

V100 1 - 500 dm3/h 0.035 - 17.66 ft3/h

Product contact parts are manufactured of stainless steel.  HD version includes a hygienic silicone cover to enclose the complete drive assembly.

Hazardous location options (ATEX, NEC) available.

Consult Product Specification Sheet for more details.

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K3-ML-V200 Vibratory Feeder on 3-point SFT load cell system
V200 Vibratory Feeder on 3-point SFT load cell system

Vibratory feeder consisting of a V200 vibratory drive, a feeding tray and a hopper.

Feed Rates

V200 8 - 4000 dm3/h 0.28 - 141.25 ft3/h

Product contact parts are manufactured of stainless steel. HD version includes a hygienic silicone cover to enclose the completedrive assembly.

Hazardous location options (ATEX, NEC) available.

Consult Product Specification Sheet for more details.

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Featuring a unique, new patent-pending drive system, the new Coperion K-Tron K3 Vibratory Feeder is a highly accurate feeding solution for the gentle handling of a wide variety of free-flowing materials, including friable products, abrasive products, products with non-uniform shapes and glass fibers.

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