ASYMMETRIC FLEXIBLE HOPPER WITH PNEUMATIC AGITATION
Original Publication Date: 1995-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07
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Proposed is a conical shaped hopper with an asymmetrically located bottom discharge area which is constructed from a flexible rubberlike material with external pneumatic agitation. This enables the user to avoid material bridging problems and eliminate internal agitation. Material will then flow to a filler auger for metering into containers. The hopper design lowers quality risks to toner by eliminating course particle generating seals and also decreases hopper clean up time enabling quicker produce changeovers.