Smaller Weigh Blenders Get Segmented Hoppers

Availability of segmented multi-hoppers has been extended to two smaller models of batch gravimetric blenders in the Guardian family from Process Control Corp., Atlanta.

Availability of segmented multi-hoppers has been extended to two smaller models of batch gravimetric blenders in the Guardian family from Process Control Corp., Atlanta. The 1.25- and 2.5-kg models were previously available only with removable hoppers, making it difficult and costly to retrofit them into certain applications where vacuum-loading equipment was already in place. The new integral loading platform allows processors to use their existing vacuum receivers and handling equipment when retrofitting a Guardian blender into a production line. The 1.25-kg hopper can hold up to four ingredients and the 2.5-kg hopper up to six ingredients. Throughputs of these models is from 177 to 820 lb/hr.