As a manager or owner, you know that your business thrives on three key things: safety, efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Your materials handling must meet or exceed these standards, plus remain durable and dependable throughout the equipment’s useful lifetime.
Roura Material Handling’s dust hopper is ideal for your operations, providing the reliable transport and storage solution you need.
The Strongest Hoppers in the Industry
Roura Material Handling invented the first self-dumping hoppers in the late 1920s. Drawing from our extensive experience fabricating and erecting steel structures, we created these hoppers to deliver exceptional strength, durability and dependable use. Our basic goals in 2020 haven’t changed much from the 1920s, but innovations along the way have led to improved designs and features.
Our hoppers come in a vast range of sizes and capacities, but the self-dumping hopper is one of the most popular. Our durable self-dumpers start at 1/3 cubic yard volume and 2,000-pound load capacities. The largest are our behemoth models, with load capacities up to 10,000 pounds and volumes up to 10 cubic yards.
We fabricate each dust collector hopper using 3/16-inch and 1/4-inch thick rolled carbon steel and a continuous weld construction. They’re also hand-welded through a unique “innershield” welding process, using a super-hot weld, resulting in a super-strong body. Thanks to this strength, your hopper provides the same reliability and efficiency year after year.
A Full Range of Customizable Features
After we’ve constructed a hopper’s body, we add the appropriate custom options. Our Mechanical Handle Release system comes in both left- and right-handed versions, allowing forklift operators to dump the hopper’s contents while still seated inside the vehicle.
Depending on the size of the hopper, it may come with a standard forklift entry base, a heavy-duty boxed tube base or a standard Z-bar base. Other options include three-way base entry and base legs designed to support the hopper at elevated heights. Caster and wheel sets let you roll the hopper across the floor.
As one of the final steps in constructing a dust hopper, we apply a durable safety green coating. We can also apply custom coatings in other colors, so keep in mind that you can select these options when ordering your dust hopper. Custom-colored coatings are useful if you’re storing and handling multiple material types in your operations.
Plastic Lids To Protect Hopper Contents
Our self-dumping hoppers can typically be customized with either watertight steel covers or tarps made from vinyl or mesh. The watertight steel versions feature a latching system that forms a complete seal, keeping dust inside the hopper. However, we also offer plastic lid models. These between 4,000- and 6,000-pound load capacities and can handle volumes up to 2.5 cubic yards.
Not only do the plastic lid versions excel at large volume material handling, but their lightweight plastic covers shield your contents from moisture, pests and contaminants. Our plastic lids feature a specially designed drip channel that routes liquids away and keeps them out. Depending on the size, your model will have either a single-flap or double-flap plastic lid, both anchored with a hinge in the center on top of the hopper. They’re easy to open, making your employees’ tasks much easier.
Dust Collector Hoppers
Our self-dumping and plastic lid hoppers offer many possibilities for safe and efficient materials handling. If you need a dust hopper customized to your needs, our engineers can help. We can modify an existing hopper model or craft a unique design according to your specs.
Ready to improve your material handling process? Roura’s ready to help. Let us know about your needs by completing our online contact form. You can also call or Michigan headquarters at (800) 968-9070 or our Mississippi office at (800) 654-9147.