New Loaders for Central and Stand-Alone Use

A new generation of Metro loaders is being launched this month by Motan Inc., Plainwell, Mich.

A new generation of Metro loaders is being launched this month by Motan Inc., Plainwell, Mich. They replace all previous models. Standardization and modularization of components are said to minimize cost. Metro central-system loaders come in hopper- and machine-mounted sizes from 0.5 to 30 liters. Hoppers can be glass or stainless steel. The large vacuum-valve opening is said to provide better cleaning of the screen after each conveying cycle. A removable material inlet socket with a special glass inlet flap is available for highly abrasive materials. The airtight discharge housing is reportedly suitable for clean rooms. Three stand-alone Metro units with proportioning valves come in MES models for direct machine mounting and HES models for hopper mounting. Their compact design is suited to low headroom. Unusual for single-phase models, Motan says, they have brushless motors and soft start for longer life. The new HES/MES 10 is the smallest single-phase loader (22 lb/hr) Motan has built, and the HES/MES 200 is the largest (440 lb/hr), matching the performance of a bulkier three-phase unit. The series also includes the MVS compressed-air loader for up to 11 lb/hr. Like the new central loaders, these models have hinged lids, and their material and vacuum hoses and valves are fitted to the body of the unit and do not have to be disconnected for cleaning and maintenance. HES/MES 50 (110 lb/hr) and 200 units have sound insulation.