Thursday, April 9, 2009

Giant Bulk Feed Hoppers

OK.  So some of our customers like to have giant bulk feed hoppers.  Our standard hopper takes 1100 lbs – 1400 lbs.  Most ‘other’ waterjets come with bulk feed hoppers that are 450 lbs to 650 lbs – about half the size of WARDJet’s standard.  We selected the 1100 to 1400 lb size as this will allow you to cut for about 12 hours with a 50 hp pump without having to stop and fill the hopper again.  The smaller ‘other’ hoppers don’t even allow you to complete a 8 hour shift before stopping and filling up again.


Then you have the guys who want 5000 lb hoppers like this one!  They are great for dumping in 4400 lb bags of abrasive – which is why we make this.  But man alive – it is a big sucker!



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Anonymous Malcolm Marais said...

Seeing your latest newsletter caused me to revisit your website - wow, the breadth of your solution offerings is mind-boggling. You've come light years from the first systems I remember you rolling out in the early 90's. Your competition doesn't seem to be keeping up?

April 10, 2009 at 6:28 AM  
Anonymous Unregistered Coward said...

Squat silos are easier to work with, especially in low ceiling situations or when you loading method is manually oriented.

April 11, 2009 at 1:23 PM  
Anonymous Richard Ward said...

I agree with your comment. This customer will be using 4400 lb bags, and after several calls ensuring this is what they wanted, along with any positive and negative consequences to their decision, we supplied the large hopper shown. This would not be my normal recommendation.

April 13, 2009 at 8:11 AM  

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