Hopper Machines

Used Hopper Equipment

Hoppers come in many sizes and configurations. They are typically used on the packaging line to store components and in processing to store dry bulk materials though the term is occasionally used to refer to liquid tanks. In most applications, they act as a reservoir or buffer to keep materials flowing smoothly to the machine or process without the need for an operator in constant attendance.

Hoppers may be mounted in a fixed location, for example to meter resin pellets into a plastic molding machine or caps into a capping machine hopper. They may be portable either mounted on castors or designed to be handled by finger lifts and fork trucks.

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Typically they are filled from the top and emptied from the bottom. Some hoppers are designed to be dumped and may have no bottom outlet. These are sometimes called totes. Others may be designed to be filled and emptied from the bottom and have no top outlet.

Materials include plastic, stainless or painted steel, aluminum, copper and other metals and even wood in some cases. Sizes range from less than a cubic foot to dozens of cubic feet though at some point they become siloed.

Hopper design needs to consider material flow characteristics. If the hopper is to be dumped, as opposed to being emptied from the bottom, it needs to have an open or openable top. If it is to be used for powders, It should probably have a circular footprint and a fairly steep taper to help material flow to the outlet. Vibrators and agitators may be required to aid flow.

Valves at the bottom of the hopper must also be matched to the material. Ball or butterfly valves will work with powders and fine granulated products. When used with larger products such as pharmaceutical tablets or candies, they will crush or shear the product. For these types of products slide gate or iris valve should be used.

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Another consideration for valves is whether they will be used fully open-closed for dumping or partially opened to control flow rates.

Hoppers are more than dumb boxes. Properly designed they enhance process efficiency. Improperly designed, they can be a hindrance rather than a help.

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Hopper Equipment In Stock

Hoppmann Hopper VWBOCXXXDCA04

  • Manufacturer: Hoppmann
  • Model Number: VWBOCXXXDCA04
  • Frain Number: 5H5116

Hoppmann, Model VWB, hopper and belt feeder. Equipped with a 42" wide x 40" long x 10" deep stainless steel hopper with a 24" wide x 36" long rubber belt live bottom and 10" wide x 16" long rubber belt discharge conveyor with a discharge height of 50".

OAD: 72"L x 50"W x 75"H

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Lakso Hopper 73

  • Manufacturer: Lakso
  • Model Number: 73
  • Frain Number: 5G9724

Lakso, Model 73, stainless steel hopper feeder and hoist. Equipped with a 36" long x 36" wide x 25" deep stainless steel hopper with lift up cover and 7" wide x 19" long vibratory feeding conveyor. Hopper is mounted on a hoist for a discharge range of 7½" to 52". Control panel with push button up / down, on / off switch and variable speed dial.

OAD: 60"L x 38"W x 70"H

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Hopper 10FT³

  • Model Number: 10FT³
  • Frain Number: 5G0254

10ft³ stainless steel hinged top, bulk feed hopper. Equipped with top mounted 2" inlet/outlet, 10" diam product port with lid, top mounted handles for mobility, 10" x 10" center bottom slide gate discharge with 6" diameter. 5" Discharge Height. Unit mounted on casters.

OAD: 38"L x 38"W x 46"H

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Ktron Hopper HOPPER

  • Manufacturer: Ktron
  • Model Number: HOPPER
  • Frain Number: 5E5420

S/S, conical, dry product feed hopper, has hopper dimensions of 42" dia x 29" deep, with (1) 11 5/8" x 11 5/8" square, (1) 5 3/4" dia top access ports, a 24" L x 9 3/4" W bolt down, flip off cover, and a top mounted sweep style agitator with 1 Hp Baldor motor drive. (4) smart force transducer weigh cells, 3 1/4" dia air pad product assist system, and a 12" dia bottom discharge. Would mount on either stationary, or portable base frame feeding to a volumetric, or gravimetric feeder,

OAD: 55" L x 48" W x 50" H

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Hopper 125 GAL

  • Model Number: 125 GAL
  • Frain Number: 5G0162

125 Gallon (17 ft³) 304 stainless steel low pressure jacketed and insulated bulk storage / transfer bin. Bin dimensions: 30" diameter x 58" deep with a 35" straight wall and cone bottom. Equipped with an open top, 3½" OD / 3" ID Tri-clamp style center bottom discharge with 44½" floor clearance and mounted on (4) leg stainless steel base frame with casters.

Side Access: (2) 2"OD / 1½"ID Tri-clamp

Jacket: (2) 5/8" NPT

OAD: 60" L x 60" W x 108" H

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Hopper 15 FT³

  • Model Number: 15 FT³
  • Frain Number: 5G2755

15 ft³ 304 stainless steel hopper. Equipped with a 43" long x 43" wide x 43" deep product bin, 10"ID/16½"OD 12-bolt pattern flange discharge, (4) 1" threaded ports for spray nozzles, and (3) 1" ID bolt holes to mount onto platform.

OAD: 48"L x 48" W x 53"H

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Hopper

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  • Frain Number: 5G2461

316 Stainless steel cone bottom tank. Equipped with a 25" dia x 28"H straight side and 12" deep bottom cone. Y-center bottom outlets with 3" trigger handle butterfly valve and 4" I-Line style outlets. Top mounted 3-blade sweep agitator, pressure transmitter, top side mounted 6" trigger handle butterfly valve. With stainless steel side inspection platform, 20"W x 15"

OAD: 44" x 36" x 106"H

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Hopper 20 FT³

  • Model Number: 20 FT³
  • Frain Number: 5G1299

20 ft³, stainless steel hopper. Vessel dimensions: 36" in Diameter; 54" in Depth; 24" Straight wall. Equipped with a 6" diameter top inlet, 12" x 8" port, four mounting brackets, and a 13" OD / 8" ID flanged center bottom discharge.

OAD: 48" L x 48" W x 60" H

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Azo Hopper AS-150 DAIRY VALVE

  • Manufacturer: Azo
  • Model Number: AS-150 DAIRY VALVE
  • Frain Number: 5G0359

Azo AS-150 316 stainless steel 40ft³ conical hopper. Equipped with a 20" OD vibrating screen unit with 2-1/2" OD sanitary inlet and three hand tightenable retaining arms, dished lid, 2-1/2" OD sanitary inlet, 56" diameter cone with 15" straight wall, cone height of 37", bottom cone diameter of 7", 20" diameter side hatch with 4" diameter inspection window, 5" diameter inspection window, vibrating unit mounted on side and a rotary vane valve at base.

OAD: 56"L x 56"W x 90"H

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Hopper 10FT³

  • Model Number: 10FT³
  • Frain Number: 5G0257

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10ft³ 304 S/S stainless steel hinged top, bulk feed hopper. Equipped with top mounted 2" inlet/outlet, 10" diam product port with lid, top mounted handles for mobility, 36"L x 15" straight to a 20"V bottom, 10" x 10" center bottom slide gate discharge with 6" diameter. 5" Discharge Height. Unit mounted on casters.

OAD: 38"L x 38"W x 46"H

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Hopper 10FT³

  • Model Number: 10FT³
  • Frain Number: 5G0252

10ft³ dual chamber 304 stainless steel hinged top, bulk feed hopper. Equipped with top mounted 2" inlet/outlet, 30"L X 15" straight to 36" V bottom, 10" diam product port with lid, top mounted handles for mobility, 20" x 18" center bottom slide gate discharge with 6" diameter. 4" Discharge Height. Unit mounted on casters.

OAD: 66"L x 60"W x 46"H

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Hopper FEEDER

  • Model Number: FEEDER
  • Frain Number: 5F6660

10ft³ stainless steel product hopper with screw feeder transfer system and platform. Equipped with 56" long x 36" wide x 64" deep stainless steel product feed hopper with 23" x 30" side bolt down access port. 9" OD x 96" long trouph style product screw feeder with bolt down cover, and 86" high stainless steel tubular style construction platform with stairs and railings and (2) sections of 80" long x 64" wide x 63" high platform extentions and was last running in cheese operation.

OAD: 176" L x 90" W x 86" H

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