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Apron Feeder Market

Apron Feeder Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report by Type, by Application and by Industry Vertical : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032

CM : Engineering, Equipment and Machinery

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Author's: | Sonia Mutreja
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Apron feeder refers to the heavy machinery equipment that is designed to handle heavy, abrasive and lumpy materials. The apron feeders offer a reliable means of controlling the feed rate. The apron feeder comprises a drive wheel device, tail wheel tension device, transmission device and chain device. The apron feeders are used for conveying of materials such as coal, rock, stone, clay, gravel, ore, slag and others from the source to destination. They are used in wide variety of material handling, mining, and other industrial applications.

COVID-19 scenario analysis:

  • The demand for the apron feeder is expected to decrease in the year 2020 due to lockdown imposed by the government and low demand form construction and miningindustries.
  • COVID-19 pandemic has shut-down the production of various products in the apron feeder, mainly owing to the prolonged lockdown in major global countries. This has hampered the growth of the apron feeder market significantly form last few months, as is likely to continue during 2020.
  • COVID-19 has already affected the sales of equipment and machinery in the first quarter of 2020 and is likely to cause a negative impact on the market growth throughout the year.
  • The major demand for equipment and machinery was previously noticed form giant manufacturing countries including the U.S., Germany, Italy, the UK, and China, which is badly affected by the spread of coronavirus, thereby halting the demand for equipment and machinery.
  • Further, potential impact of the lockdown is currently vague and financial recovery of companies is totally based on its cash reserves. Equipment and machinery companies can afford a full lockdown only for a few months, after which the players would have to modify their investment plans.
  • Equipment and machinery manufacturers must focus on protecting their workforce, operations, and supply chains to respond toward immediate crises and find new ways of working after COVID-19 infection cases start to decrease.

Top impacting factors: Market Scenario Analysis, Trends , Drivers and Impact Analysis

The rapidly developing construction activities and infrastructure coupled with the increasing investments from domestic and foreign investors in private & public sector in Asia-Pacific region countries like India and China act as the major growth driver for apron feeder market. The apron feeder is used to transport lumpy & abrasive raw materials more efficiently with less wear & tear and do not require end bearings. This in turn can boost the growth of the apron feeders market. The increasing demand for apron feeders in power plants, steel, mining and cement plants for conveying the controlled flow of raw materials is expected to fuel the apron feeders market. The increasing industrialization and rising demand for the various material handling machines & equipment is expected to fuel the apron feeders market. North America is accounted to hold the largest market share in the apron feeders market followed by Europe. However, the high cost factor associated with the equipment can hamper the growth of apron feeders market. Contrarily, the rising industrial project and new technological innovation in apron feeders is expected to provide new pathways to the apron feeder market.

The global apron feeder market trends are:

New product launches to flourish the market

Thelaunch of new generation technologically advanced products can boost the growth of the market. In the past few years, many such products having unique features were launched in the market.For example, in September 2019, one of the global leaders in apron feeder FLSmidth, launched a new Hybrid Apron Feeder belt for mining, stockyard, and other material handling applications. The HAB feeder is modular in size and can be installed in a minimal site area.The HAB feeder consists of various safety features such as start-up alarm, emergency bar at the feeder openings and emergency stop button.

High demand from applications:

The apron feeder serves for various material handling application such as aggregates, mining ores, scrap material, raw materials and other such materials in the industries. The apron feeders are used in conjunction with other material handling machines such as dryers, crushers, conveyors, grinders, mixers and blenders. Further in mining industry the apron feeders are used to transfer raw materials such as ores, coal and metal to other equipment such as crushers, blender and grinders. Moreover, apron feeders are used to extract materials from storage stockpiles and bins. The tractor chain apron feeders are used in the excavator and the bulldozers that extract material such as coal & ores. The apron feeders are also used in the construction industries for transferring of raw material such as cement, stone, aggregates and other heavy materials to other equipment such as crushers and blenders.

Key benefits of the report:

  • This study presents the analytical depiction of the apron feeder market along with the current trends and future estimations to determine the imminent investment pockets.
  • The report presents information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities along with detailed analysis of the apron feeder market share.
  • The current market is quantitatively analyzed to highlight theapron feeder market growth scenario.
  • Porter’s five forces analysis illustrates the potency of buyers & suppliers in the market.
  • The report provides a detailed Market analysis based on competitive intensity and how the competition will take shape in coming years.

Apron Feeder Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
By Type
  • Horizontal apron feeder
  • Vertical apron feeder
By Application
  • Coal
  • Aggregates
  • Crushing
  • Feeding
  • Mining
  • Others
By Industry Vertical
  • Construction
  • Mining
  • Cement
  • Steel
  • Others
By Region
  • North America  (US, Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (Germany, France, UK, Italy, rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (China, Japan, India, South Korea, rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Latin America, Middle East, Africa)
Key Market Players

Williams Patent Crusher, MMD GPHC Ltd., Thyssenkrupp AG, Terex Corp., MDS International, Sandvik AB, Metso Corp., N.M. Heilig B.V., McLanahan Corp., FLSmidth A/S, Pulverizer Co. Inc.

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Apron Feeder Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032