Funnels & hoppers
The hopper or funnel is a conical (tapered) hollow body and is used to fill containers with small openings relative to the size of the container. Liquids such as water or fine-grained materials such as sand, gravel or granulate are added to the wide inlet of the funnel or hopper and then flow via the thinner outlet (neck) into the vessel.
Hoppers and funnels have also become firmly established in industry. Whether round or square, all types find their own appropriate area of use. Hoppers are used in every small or large filling system. The material to be used, the size and shape used to produce hoppers and funnels are always dependent on the subsequent use.
We produce hoppers and funnels made of stainless steel (e.g. 1.4301), made of aluminium, mild steel such as S235 / S355, made of deep drawn steel DD11 or even from wear-resistant steel (e.g. Hardox). They can be produced using different methods. One option is to Roll the material, in order to achieve the required shape. Another option is to produce them by bending with subsequent folding to achieve the appropriate degree of rounding. The end edges are then joined together by welding or tacking.
Hoppers and funnels by Rime GmbH
We have already produced hoppers and funnels for our customers, among other things:
- Square hoppers with round outlet 2100 mm long, 2100 mm wide, to round Ø 330 mm and 3.370 mm high made of stainless steel 1.4301
- Round hoppers Ø 1.490 mm to Ø 491 mm and 865 mm high made of Creusabro
- Square hoppers 698 mm wide, 698 mm long, to 598 mm wide and 598 mm long and 180 mm high made of DC01
We are also active in the production of Wearing parts. For example, we produce hoppers and funnels for cement works, filling systems or gravel works. We can also produce wear plates for hoppers.