The batch charger is one of the most important pieces of equipment installed in a glass furnace as it has an important influence on the performance of the furnace.
Glass Service has developed a range of batch chargers including a screw batch charger.
Screw batch chargers are normally installed in the back wall of the furnace through a refractory block. The mechanism is installed on a welded steel frame with four wheels which travel on rails for easy positioning and removal.
The batch charger comprises the following main components:
Supporting frame realized with steel profiles
Screw with special external coating
Refractory protection for the screw nose
Drive system with AC servo-ventilated motor and gearbox
Batch loading is carried out by means of a steel screw with special external coating to avoid wearing.
Batch is loaded via the feed hopper and is fed by gravity into the feed tube onto the feed screw (manufactured from steel with a special coating to minimise wear) which in turn charges the batch into the furnace.
The screw is actuated by a three-phase asyn-chronous electric motor coupled to a speed reducing gear unit. The motor is controlled by an inverter located in the main control board, driven by a 4-20mA signal from the glass level control, thus ensuring a continuous and smooth regulation of the charging rate.
The drive includes large diameter conical roller bearings and a system to prevent batch damaging the bearings, etc.
INF CR R 270/1250 040 AA
Feeding tube inner diameter
Gear box ratio
1 to 171.5
7.5 to 37
Material being handled
Glass batch - Cullet only - Glass batch & cullet
Max cullet size
0,5 to 3 %
Main motor power
Electric power connection
3Ph + E / 400 VAC 50 Hz
Dimensions ( L x H x W )
2800 x 2000 x 650