Gericke USA unveils the Feedos S line of ATEX-certified bulk material feeding systems. The Feedos S feeders feature ATEX-certified motors, electrical components and load cells in a sealed, dust-tight design to eliminate the potential for ignition. The ATEX feeders may be installed in ATEX zone 20 internal and zones 21 and 22 external in areas where an explosive atmosphere with a cloud of combustible dust is likely to occur or remain present continuously or for long periods of time during normal operation.
Designed to feed flow-resistant and free-flowing powders, granules, and other dry, bulk materials, the ATEX-certified Feedos S automatically meters combustible materials through a proprietary rectangular helix feeding tool and chamber for constant product flow at high feed rates to nearly 20 cubic feet per hour with virtually no maintenance, according to the company. The modular design allows complete external disassembly without tools while eliminating internal contact for added safety and complete cleaning. The Feedos S line of ATEX-certified feeders is available in hygienic and pharmaceutical designs for sanitary, explosive installations and may be tested in the company's New Jersey test laboratory.