Hopper

A hopper collects ore, which typically falls from an overhead conveyer or is dumped by a belt feeder into the bin. This causes dynamic loads and stresses, which need to be taken into account when designing the hopper. Dynamic Engineering analysed our client’s proposed design and found that it would require strengthening in order to reliably withstand the imposed forces. With relatively cheap modifications, a more robust design was implemented – saving our client on future repair and maintenance costs.

Final hopper design

Final hopper design

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FEA analysis of hopper

FEA analysis of hopper