The sediment feeder essentially consists of a vibration conveyor flume via which sediment is carried into the experimental section of the HM 160 flume. The vibration conveyor flume is attached to a vibration conveyor. This is controlled by a frequency converter. The sediment feeder is usually mounted above the inlet to the experimental section.
The sediment to be used is quartz sand with a grain size of 1…2mm.
HM 160.73 is not suitable for suspended load transport.
HM 160.73 is used together with the sediment trap HM 160.72.