Plate Feeder Hydraulics

Reciprocating Plate Feeder Upgrade

Client: Porgera JV in PNG

Description:  A reciprocating plate feeder is used to move material into a crusher for processing. The unit is hydraulically operated and the speed or rate of delivery is fully adjustable.

The unit on site required a pump upgrade but due to the age of the unit the original style of pump was no longer available.

Beasley’s was given the task of redesigning the system and supplying the components.

The system was converted to a load sensing arrangement utilising a proportional directional control valve for higher accuracy and more efficient energy usage.