Metalfab MLB Live Bin

A MLB Live Bin provides uninterrupted flow of material without bridging or rat holing upon demand.

TYPE: Silo/Hopper Discharge Vibration Aeration Equipment

MODEL: Metalfab MLB Live Bin

The Metalfab Live Bin is a round metal bin with a single baffle located directly above the exit valve.  The bin and its entire contents are vibrated throughout from the force of the unbalanced weights of the vibrator.  The Live Bin has its own support frame and similar to the Bin Activator and the Posibin, the Live Bin will propagate the continual flow of your dry bulk material without bridging or ratholing.

Metalfab Live Bins are suited for both sanitary and pressure applications since there is no gap between the non-vibrating and vibrating sections.

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Applications

Used in bulk solids material handling systems, Bin Activators, also known as Live Bottom Bins, Shaker Bins, or Vibrating Silo Bottoms, are used to create a flow of dry bulk solids from vertical storage bins. The Live Bottom will overcome sporadic or irregular discharge problems created by arching, bridging, and ratholing. The typical geometry on a standard 4:1 vertical round bin is a live bottom that is half the diameter of the silo.

Products Handled

  • Alumina
  • Carbon Black
  • Clay
  • Diatomaceous Earth
  • Magnesium Oxide
  • Salt
  • Soda Ash
  • Titanium Dioxide
  • Zinc Oxide
  • Semolina
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Lime
  • Limestone
  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Starch
  • Activated Carbon

Features/Benefits

  • Provides uninterrupted flow of material without bridging or ratholing upon demand.
  • Diameters:  Seven (7) models to choose from ranging from 20" to 60"
  • Capacity: 3 to 100 cu. ft.
  • Bulk Density: to 100 lbs./cu. ft.
  • Construction materials: Carbon steel, 304 or 316 stainless steel, pressure designs to 14.9 PSIG positive
  • Sanitary construction available

Options

  • Other Metalfab upstream/downstream feeders, bulk bag unloaders and hoppers

Dimensions

Live Bins 3 to 100 cu. ft. Capacity
Model Cap Cu.Ft. Bin Diameter OD A B C D E F O.D.
Outlet
HP
MLB20-3 3 20 23 17 1/2 23 1/2 40 23 1/2 26 1/2 22 6 1/2
MLB20-5 5 20 23 29 1/2 35 1/2 52 23 1/2 26 1/2 22 6 1/2
MLB24-8 8 24 28 29 36 52 1/2 28 31 1/2 24 1/2 6 1/2
MLB28-10 10 28 32 26 34 1/2 51 32 35 1/2 28 6 1/2
MLB30-15 15 30 34 34 1/2 43 1/2 60 34 37 1/2 29 6 1 1/2
MLB36-25 25 36 40 36 46 62 1/2 38 1/2 41 32 8 1 1/2
MLB48-50 50 48 52 48 61 1/2 78 50 1/2 53 38 8 1 1/2
MLB48-75 75 48 52 72 85 1/2 102 50 1/2 53 39 1/2 8 1 1/2
MLB60-100 100 60 64 60 77 93 1/2 62 1/2 65 1/2 45 1/2 8 1 1/2

For more information on a MetalFab MLB Live Bin and how it can improve your silo discharge processes, please contact a Thomas Conveyor & Equipment Pneumatic Engineer or call us today! 

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