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JR-Tube Feeder

The TubeFeeder® by Jeffrey Rader brand revolutionizes material reclaiming with its innovative design, offering superior efficiency and performance compared to traditional reclaimers. With patented technology, this heavy-duty machine ensures continuous 24/7 operation with minimal downtime and energy consumption reduced by over 70%. Its unique under-pile configuration minimizes shear forces, extending the wear-life of components and maintaining product quality. Offering uniform reclaiming regardless of travel direction, precise homogenization, and the ability to handle various materials, the TubeFeeder® stands as the optimal solution for biomass energy plants, pulp and paper industries, and beyond, enhancing productivity while reducing operational costs and environmental impact.

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Energy Efficiency: Reduced power consumption compared to screw reclaimers. Lowers operational costs and supports sustainability efforts.

Protection from Head Load: Closed force system eliminates thrust loads into building structure. Reduces equipment wear, minimizing maintenance costs.

Shear Force Reduction: Minimizes shear forces transmitted into materials. Extends screw wear-life, reducing downtime and replacements.

Minimized Product Degradation: Prevents product degradation into fines during operation. Maintains product quality, reducing waste.

Consistent Reclaim Conditions: Ensures consistent operation independently of direction and height. Provides reliable and uniform reclaiming, optimizing efficiency.

Precise Reclaim Rate: High accuracy on low out-feed rates and adjustable reclaim rate. Enables precise material flow control, enhancing process quality.

First-in, First-out Reclaim: Utilizes true first-in, first-out and mass flow conditions. Maintains material rotation, ensuring quality and consistency.

Homogenization of Material: Precise blending and homogenization of reclaimed product. Improves fuel consistency and combustion efficiency.

Versatility and Adaptability: Reclaims various materials including wood chips and biomass. Widens applicability, ensuring versatility in material handling.

Reduced Footprint and Structural Costs: Minimized infrastructure requirements. Lowers investment and simplifies civil works, saving costs.

Extended Wear Life: 3-5 times longer wear life than traditional reclaimers. Enhances equipment durability, reducing downtime.

Cold Weather Performance: Handles frozen lumps and oversized bodies. Maintains consistent operation in adverse conditions.

Control and Process Optimization: Allows precise process parameter control. Optimizes efficiency and overall performance.

Sustainable Solution: Contributes to energy efficiency and carbon reduction. Aligns with sustainability goals, saving energy.

Reliable Performance: Designed for continuous 24/7 operation. Provides consistent performance and uptime.


Agricultural/Food Processing  •  Biofuels & Pellets Production  •  Biomass Energy Processing  •  Power Generation
Pulp & Paper Manufacturing  •  Renewable Power Production  •  Sawmill Operations  •  Wood Products / Furniture Manufacturing

Technical Details

  • Storage capacities can range from 100 m3 to over 1,000,000 m3 with reclaim rates ranging from 10 to 1000 m3/hr
  • Variable speed drive controls the tube rotation speed and the discharge rate
  • Outside tube rotates at 1-10 rpm
  • Screw conveyor operates inside the tube at a fixed rpm, typically 40 rpm


Wood Chip Pile Above TubeFeeder® Close-Up Video
Jeffrey Rader's TubeFeeder® Webinar Video