Apron feeders are used in the aggregate and mining industry to receive and handle rocks, gravel and abrasive dry materials in bulk form. Typical applications include truck receiving, crusher infeed,
crusher discharge take-away, ore pass and various other applications.
Apron feeders consist primarily of two (2) strands of endless tractor chain with either cast manganese or fabricated steel pans (flights) bolted to a common link of each strand.
The chains are driven by sprockets that are mounted to a head shaft. The pans travel with the chain and articulate over the head sprockets to discharge material.