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Self-Metering Ground Hopper Print
Self-Metering Ground Hopper shown without optional Bulk Bag Suspender or other accessories.
The Self-Metering Ground Hopper combines a robust ground hopper containing a solid core auger with a plc control system.  The result is a stand alone ground hopper that can be calibrated and set to dispense specified amounts of filler in any desired mixing vessel.  A touch screen interface allows the user to specify the desired amount of filler to be dispensed or use one of 4 preset amounts.

Depending upon the user’s requirements, the Self-Metering Ground Hopper can work with either bulk bags (super sacks) or individual bags of filler that have been manually loaded. A Bulk Bag Suspender Frame or a Bulk Bag Gantry can be used to position bulk bags over the Ground Hopper. A Bulk Bag Conveyor (Pallet Conveyor) can be used to easily position pallets of filler under the hoist on Bulk Bag Gantry.


  • 4” tube and solid core auger constructed from carbon steel, standard pitch (i.e. pitch = diameter)
  • Standard discharge heights of 10’ to 14’ (other heights available)
  • Sealed dust tight drive and idler bearings with transmission ratio of 20:1
  • Rugged 15 cu. ft. Bin with 12 gauge carbon steel construction
  • Includes screen for helping to prevent bag scraps and other debris from reaching auger
  • Drive mechanism located near the floor for easy maintenance
  • Heavy duty worm gear drive mechanism is sealed in a oil bath
  • Includes chain clamps for securing bulk bag hopper support
  • Dimensions of 57.5”  x 42.5”  x 45”  (146 x 108 x114cm) (LWH) plus auger
  • 1 HP 120/230/460 volt 3-phase motor
  • Pneumatic vibrator for anti-bridging control
  • Minimum 10’ ceiling height required
  • 45 degree incline
  • 50 lb/min standard output rate for typical calcium carbonate blends ; optional up to 600 lb/minute
  • Volumetric metering with +/- 2% accuracy
  • Touch screen user interface
  • PLC controls, 4 presets, alarms
  • Anti bridging and motor sensors
  • Low level alarm

Order Information - Self-Metering Ground Hopper Systems
Self-Metering Ground Hopper - #163519
Mobile Self-Metering Ground Hopper - #

Bulk Bag Gantry, 4 leg, 10’ - #0831208
Electric Hoist (4000 lb capacity) - #0831215
Trolley (4000 lb capacity) - #0831217
Bulk Bag Roller Conveyor, 10’ - #0831216
Metering Control Options -

Self-Metering Ground Hopper - #CEHOPPER

Replacement Parts for Batchmaster™ metering/dispensing systems:


Attention all Batchmaster II Owners!


Is your Batchmaster II Display Dead, Unreadable or Damaged?



Batchmaster II metering systems take a lot of use and abuse, and inevitably, due to age and use – that outdated display screen will likely fail.


Replace your Display before a failure disrupts your business!

Upgraded Display with New Interface



The original Batchmaster II screen is now obsolete, costs more to repair, and is no longer available or supported than a newer generation display screen.


  • Modern screen currently in production and supported by the manufacturer.
  • Brighter, easier to read display
  • Larger screen area
  • Full color display
  • Updated graphics
  • Improved navigation
  • Fits within the same cutout of the front operator panel for easy, simple “plug-and-play” replacement.
  • Backward compatibility with existing software. Same screen options and information

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Batchmaster II Screen Replacement:
Order No. 166342