How the Sample Auger Works
As the truck or train car approach the auger system, an operator remotely positions the auger over the load. The auger is then lowered into the material, collecting the predetermined amount of sample and depositing it in the auger’s sample hopper. The auger is then swung into position with the sample hopper in the primary sample bin. The operator then remotely opens the hopper gate and distributes the sample into the sample reduction system.