Different Types of Telescopic Loading Spounts for Various Purposes
A loading spout that is manually operated has a lightweight filling head that is lowered manually into the manhole of a tanker. There is a sleeve that gives vertical and horizontal travel, which enables easy positioning onto a truck’s filling hatch. Because it is manually operated, this device will not have any level detection monitor. This is, therefore, best suited to a silo, which is placed on ‘load cells’, or if the tanker is being weighed on a weighbridge.
With an automated system, the loading sprout can be manoeuvred by the operator and comes with an electric brake geared motor and sensors that automatically stop the flow of material. The loading head is protected by a sleeve to make sure that the sensor is not damaged when it is being lowered, and the switch level ensures that the process cuts out when the tanker has reached its maximum capacity.
Loading heads are made of rubber. This makes sure that there is a seal that is tight, to stop dust escaping during the loading process. For abrasive or hot materials, the sprout can still be used with a metal head.