Contract Crushing, or as some people call it “Custom Crushing”, is a service that has solved many problems for aggregate producers over the past multiple decades. Whether it is opening a greenfield site, gaining added salable inventory through supplemental crushing, recycling asphalt or concrete, or the myriad of other needs, Mellott has implemented many solutions for customers utilizing Contract Crushing. In fact, Contract Crushing has been the heart and soul of our organization since the 1970s. We’ve partnered with small family-owned operations, we’ve helped build aggregate producer empires, and everything in between. Mellott’s contract crushing division has reached an unparalleled level of excellence in providing solutions to our producer customers in areas such as:

What Is An Aggregate Feeder?

Feeders are essential to the aggregate production process.  They ensure that machines operate efficiently and produce the desired results.

Without feeders, the aggregate production process would be much slower and less efficient.  This is why manufacturers rely on feeders to help them produce high-quality aggregate products.  Selecting feeders that are capable of handling the material that is being processed is extremely important.

There are many factors to consider when deciding on a feeder.  Those choosing a feeder should consider the type of material being processed, the size of the machines involved in the process, and the amount of material that needs to be processed.  If necessary, you may need a specialized feeder in order to enhance efficiency.

Types Of Feeders

It’s very important to select the right feeder for the job.  This is why feeders come in a variety of different sizes and styles.  The grizzly feeder, the pan feeder, and the belt feeder are all used in aggregate production.

Grizzly Feeder

The grizzly feeder is a large, vibrating screen that uses a series of bars or plates to catch and hold larger pieces of material while allowing the smaller pieces to pass through.

Pan Feeder

The pan feeder uses a series of pans or buckets to feed material into the crusher.  Typically, the pans are set on an incline so that the material can slide down into the crusher.

Belt Feeder

The belt feeder is a conveyor belt, often used to feed material into a crusher.  It is also used to transfer material from one processing stage to another.

Are there benefits to having a feeder?

Feeders provide a consistent flow of material to the crushers which is crucial to the aggregate production process.  This leads to increased production, as it helps to ensure that the crushers can operate at full capacity.  Improvement in speed and efficiency will be noticeable when you use a high-quality feeder that is suited for your project.

By ensuring a steady flow of material, feeders can help manufacturers save money by avoiding interruptions in production caused by clogs or other issues.

NorX Provides Superior Feeders For Any Operation

It can be difficult to find the proper feeder for your project’s unique needs.  At NorX we offer feeder systems that can help to enhance efficiency when selected properly.  Our team can help match you with the best feeder for your next project.  For more information, speak with one of our experts at (770)338-0111.