Essentials of Understanding Feeders, Selection and Material Handling Issues
Specifying the proper feeder for your material handling system will ensure process performance levels are maintained to reduce material costs and reduce scrap; therefore improving process efficiency. During this webinar you will be introduced to different types of feeders and learn how each is applied to handle various material flow properties for each ingredient in a process.
Smart Weigh Belt Video
K-Tron's Smart Weigh Belt is the first weigh belt feeder to offer continuous online auto tare compensation. In the past, sticky products adhering to the belt of the feeder degraded weighing precision and caused the need for frequent cleaning, maintenance, and calibration. This video highlights how the Smart Weigh Belt feeder offers ease of use withauto belt tracking, improved belt tracking, and belt changing. Video demonstrates how belt is removed and then reassembled.
Hanging Feeder Design with 3-Point Weighing
Video shows K-Tron's 3-Point weighing system featuring K-Tron's K-SFT-II load cells. Hanging loss-in-weight feeders are ideal for mounting directly over process equipment. Video also shows the K2-ML-T35 twin screw feeder. Hanging bowl design allows processors to access screws, seals and internal surfaces for cleaning.
Bulk Solids PumpTM Feeder line
Using Positive Displacement Feeding Technology, the Bulk Solids Pump (BSP) does not use screws, augers, belts or vibratory trays to convey material. Free flowing materials are fed via a rotating channel, delivering a true mass flow as the materials are positively displaced from inlet to outlet.
Polyolefin Production Animation
Video shows fly-through animation of Polyolefin production processes, which includes two distinctive process sections: wet-end process and dry-end phases. The wet-end process can be high pressure or low pressure. The dry-end process consists of Phase 1, called the formulation phase and Phase 2, post formulation phase. Phase 1 includes primary feeding, additive proportioning, mixing and conveying to an extruder. Phase 2 of the dry end phase is the post formulation phase. This includes extrusion, pelletizing, conveying, blending, storage and load out systems. The equipment in the formulation phase assists with the primary feed, additive supply, additive feeder refill, additive proportioning and mixing/conveying. Preview video of Phase 1 of the dry end polyolefin production process.
Video shows how feeding cohesive or other difficult materials results in the intermittent or inconsistent flow through the feeder’s hopper, impairing performance and halting the process. Video further demonstrates how the ActiFlow Smart Bulk Solids Activator reliably prevents bridge-building and ratholing of cohesive bulk materials before they occur, eliminating the need for mechanical vertical agitation. ActiFlow is used in loss-in-weight feeding applications.
KSFM Mass Flow Meter
The K-Tron Smart Flow Meter is used in industries that need reliable metering,registering or monitoring bulk of material flows. In high rate applications, the Smart Flow Meter provides high accuracy feeding, at very high feed rates of up to 200,000 dm³/hr (7,000 ft³/hr). In addition to a lower purchase cost than a large loss-in-weight feeder, the Smart Flow Meter offers lower maintenace costs and reduced headroom. Two are models available: K-SFM-275-A and K-SFM-350, dependant on application requirements
Video shows a screw-less feeder design for the low rate addition of additives. Feeder utilizes a induced flow rotating cone, designed to dose down to few granules at a time and up to 2 dm3
/hr (122 in3
/hr or .07 ft3
/hr) of normal masterbatch. Wth the use of an extension tip, the feeder can feed as low as 0.1 dm3. The minimum disersive rate is > 2 pellets per second.