Feeding Solutions

Feeding Solutions Learn about various types of continuous feeders, key aspects of operation and performance, how feeders work together to produce precise formulations, and how to specify and select a feeder for your applications. Learn about various types of continuous feeders.  Feeding Fundamentals How do feeders control the flow rate and what are the three main challenges all gravimetric feeders must meet? What's the difference between gravimetric and volumetric feeding, and continuous and b... more (+)    Core Operating Principles What are the principles underlying feeder operation, and what strategies are employed to achieve precise flow rate control and proportioning accuracy in plastics processing? more (+)   Focus on Material Handling A feeder's most basic mission is to handle the material and produce a uniform and consistent discharged stream. This section details various common solutions to achieving this fundamental requireme... more (+)   Focus on Weighing Key to gravimetric feeding, weight measurement provides the means to "close the loop" on feed rate control. This section details the unique challenges faced in precision weighing in ... more (+)   Focus on Control Most feeders operate as part of a larger system, interconnected to produce a coordinated formulation. This section introduces you to today's flexible, high-connectivity SmartConnexTM env... more (+)   Equipment Profiles Moving from principle to practice, this section profiles available feeding hardware solutions along with links to download detailed specs and associated information. For information on controls and... more (+)   Performance Measurement How is feeder performance measured? This section introduces you to the metrics of repeatability, linearity, and stability as applied to feeder performance. Also discusses considerations of process ... more (+)   Feeding Economics The real costs and savings of any capital expenditure can take many forms and are often difficult to discern at the outset. This section helps you identify the true costs and realistic savings oppo... more (+)

Related Topics: Core Operating Principles | Equipment Profiles | Feeding Economics | Feeding Fundamentals | Focus on Control | Focus on Material Handling | Focus on Weighing | Performance Measurement |

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