Apron Feeder Features

  • Heavy duty steel frame

  • Up to 120" (3048mm) wide apron pans

  • Reliability and ease of maintenance are a feature of IEM apron feeders.

  • Cast manganese pans are standard. Special welded steel pans are available

  • Chain size D4 to D10 equipment track chain

  • Reversible segmental steel sprockets with hardened teeth

  • Chain support rollers are heavy equipment track rollers.

  • Carry rollers can be changed without need to raise chain

  • Head and tail shaft split pillow block housings with double row spherical bearings

  • Variable speed drives, hydraulic or VFD with speed reducer

  • Hopper, spile bars, discharge chute and dribble conveyors are available

Apron Feeder Materials

  • Coal

  • Copper

  • Diamond

  • Gold

  • Lead

  • Molybdenum

  • Nickel

  • Pot Ash

  • Zinc

For an apron feeder proposal, please fill out our Form

Fill in application either in Metric or Imperial system.



Feeder From:

Feeder To:

Design Capacity:

MTPH (Normal)

MTPH (Max)

Drive Type:



Bulk Density:



Physical Characteristics:

Angle of Repose:


Moisture Content

Minimum %

Maximum %

Lump Size:

Max (P100)

Average (P80)

Material Temperature:

Deg C

Deg F


Length of Feeder L =



Lift of Feeder H =



Width of Skirts W =



Length under
hopper A =



Length of
skirtboards B =



Bed Depth of
material D =




Site Altitude




-Deg C



-Deg F




Operating Schedule:



Life of Mine:





* Name:





Phone #:


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If you prefer a copy of our apron feeder form, download this PDF.

Completed Apron Feeder Projects:

Project Location Year Material Length Capacity
Oyu Tolgoi Mongolia 2011 / 2012 Copper 11 m 6945 t/h
New Gold British Columbia, Canada 2011 Copper 12 m 800 t/h
Mt Milligan British Columbia, Canada 2006 Copper 11.25 m 4650 t/h
Condumex Mexico 2012 Zinc / Lead 7.1 m 3630 t/h
Potash Corp Saskatchewan, Canada 2011 Potash 7.1 m 1088 t/h
Phelps Dodge Morenci, Arizona, USA 2007 Copper 10.6 m 3600 t/h
TECK-Pogo Inc. Alaska, USA 2004 / 2005 Gold 11.97 m 220 t/h
De Beers Canada Northwest Territories, Canada 2005 Diamonds 8.1 m 545 t/h
Vale Inco Voisey's Bay, Labrador, Canada 2003 Nickle 8.2 m 521 t/h

Apron Feeder Video

  • More information on apron feeder

    IEM makes high-performance apron feeders capable of handling abrasive bulk materials like coal, sand, gravel, metals, and ores. Our apron feeders are designed to withstand the impact of heavy materials falling from a height, which makes them well-suited for mining/quarrying operations.

    IEM’s apron feeders allow the feeding of hot materials and sharp, lumpy bulk matter at controlled rates. We offer apron feeders of varying lengths, which are designed to allow control over feed rate and thereby prevent excessive surge loads on equipment such as belt conveyors and crushers.

    IEM offers the widest range of apron feeders for use in heavy-duty installations. Our apron feeders can be installed under a hopper or bin, and they support dumping by truck, bulldozer, shovel and dragline. We build apron feeders with large-diameter head shafts and tail shafts with sealed, dust-resistant roller bearings for both the head and tail shaft. Additionally, our apron feeders have fabricated support frames that give strength to the overall construction, and they are mounted on a sturdy carriage made out of heavy-duty crawlers, tractor rollers and chains.

    Owing to their rugged design and high-quality components, IEM’s apron feeders require very little maintenance even under heavy use. Designed for operational efficiency, IEM’s apron feeders have reversing capability for ease of unblocking the hopper. Additionally, for safety and protection, they have nip point guards running down the sides and tail. The apron feeders’ construction allows for easy on-site repair and facilitates centralized lubrication. Suited for diverse types of applications, IEM’s apron feeders can offer any capacity.

    As a company, we strive to offer high-performance material handling solutions based on the requirements of the application. We deliver apron feeders that are sturdy, durable and cost-efficient in the long run. The strength of our product lies in the expertise of our technical staff, which is committed to providing the best equipment and excellent service.

    We understand that “one size doesn’t fit all” when it comes to material handling solutions, which is why we offer customized apron feeders. Our engineers and managers collaborate with the client to acquire full understanding of the project’s requirements. Plus, by leveraging the exceptional abilities of our design team and fabrication technicians, we can ensure the timely delivery of customized material handling solutions.

    When designing apron feeders, we take into account factors such as the nature of the bulk material, the type of application, and the condition of operating environment. Our designs are subjected to numerous tests before being finalized for fabrication. In addition, we have a complete range of in-house processes to facilitate the precision fabrication of apron feeders.

    IEM has an extensive facility for the custom manufacturing apron feeders. Our service covers everything from design to installation, along with our material handling solutions. We work to turn our clients’ drawings and ideas into a reality. We understand that we are here to provide our “detailed knowledge” and years of collective experience. We have the ability to facilitate all materials, and we always work in partnership with our clients to provide the best service in the industry.

We assess all drawings, and if needed, we offer our ideas.

We recognize that most clients and their staff have a great understanding of the big picture.

We understand that we are here to provide our knowledge and years of collective experience.