Exploring the: Performance Measurement Zone



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Stefan Kalt - Bio
Stefan Kalt recently joined K-Tron as Global Business Development Manager Plastic Compounding & Extrusion.
Article Published: 1/31/2012
Jaime Gómez - Bio
Jaime Gómez is the Global Business Development Manager for Chemicals and Plastics for K-Tron.
Article Published: 1/24/2012
The Anatomy of Feeder Performance
4.9.1.2 – Photo/Graphic TBDAs a major contributor to formulation quality and consistency, feeder performance rightly deserves close attention and concern.
Article Published: 6/16/2011
Measurement Procedures
Whether performed automatically or manually, precise sampling is crucial to accurate performance measurement.
Article Published: 6/15/2011
Defining Repeatability
4.9.2.2 – RepeatabilityRepeatabilityThe performance statistic most familiar to feeder users, repeatability quantifies the degree to which a feeder’s discharge stream varies over brief time intervals, producing a snapshot of one dimension...
Article Published: 6/12/2011
Repeatability Timescales
4.9.3.2 – Timescale GraphicAn issue of growing importance in the specification and measurement of feeder repeatability relates to catch sample duration.
Article Published: 6/12/2011
Defining Linearity
4.9.4.2 – Linearity GraphicAssuming a properly spanned feeder (a calibration scaling process resulting in measured and requested feed rate being equal at a specified operating rate), a feeder’s linearity measurement quantifies how well i...
Article Published: 6/11/2011
Defining Stability
4.9.5.2 – Stability GraphicA perfectly performing feeder is worth little if it can’t maintain its performance over the long haul.Historically, many factors contributed to performance drift such as feeder type, analog control and weigh sy...
Article Published: 6/10/2011

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