GEA boasts a wealth of experience in the frequently difficult task of getting bulk solid materials to flow out of storage silos and hoppers. It is essential to choose the correct device to suit the properties of the stored material, the vessel design and the system flow requirements.
The "Vicon" vibratory discharger (or bin activator) has been designed to provide a cost-effective method of discharging powders or granules from storage silos and bins. A vibrating motor is attached to a transition hung from vibration isolation arms attached to the silo, which vibrates the product, not the silo.
GEA screw conveyors are available in a wide range of styles for general conveying applications as well as for silo discharge duties. Single units with variable pitch augers or multiple auger units for difficult products may be used to assist the discharge of materials with poor flow properties from silos.