Heavy Duty Side Entry Airlocks

Side Entry or Offset feeders (HDSE) are commonly used in applications involving relatively large particles that cannot be reduced by shearing between the rotor blades and the housing at the inlet.



Side Entry feeders are also used where fines produced by the shearing action might cause damage to the system or create hazards. The inlet and outlet flanges are offset. Material entering the inlet from the side has more time to settle into the pocket of the rotor so particles do not get trapped between the blades and the housing. The housing has a built-in “V” at the inlet assisting positioning of material into the rotor pocket further reducing any possible clipping of material.