The force required to move the product is usually 10% of the product weight
in the bin's cone.


The weight of the metal cone is not a factor.
Weight of the product in the main vertical part is also not a factor.


For difficult products, this rule might not apply.

 

Channel & Plate Selection     
WEIGHT OF THE
MATERIAL ON THE
BIN’S CONE (lbs)
FORCE
OUTPUT NEEDED (lbs)
MINIMUM WALL
THICKNESS
C-CHANNEL
SIZE
MOUNTING
PLATE THICKNESS
1000
100
12 gauge
3”
1/4"
2000
200
12 gauge
3”
3/8”
3000
300
11 gauge
4”
1/2’
5000
500
10 gauge
4”
1/2”
10000
1000
3/16”
5”
5/8”
50000
5000
1/2”
8”
1”