Automated material mixing
Posted by Jenni Spinner, Senior Editor -- Packaging Digest, 10/22/2012 9:33:00 AM
This bulk material mixing system is designed for fully automated introduction, transfer, mixing, and blending of multiple, sluggish materials. According to the manufacturer, the integrated mixing system produces such homogenous blends that downstream production scrap is virtually eliminated. It features the company's lift-and-seal gaylord discharge system, with a dust-tight, custom discharge hood that introduces the material to the transfer bin. An integrated agitator and vacuum pump transfer system supply material to the high-volume material mixer. Within the mixer, a 16-in.-diameter auger mixes material in a 17-in. diameter, 10-gauge mix tube. Infeed scoop blades at the base of the mixing auger, and broad-throw dispersion paddles at the top of the mixing auger ensure a homogenous and consistent blend supply to downstream processes. Also, the system centralizes control, communication, monitoring, and reporting to a single, UL listed HMI.
National Bulk Equipment Inc., 616-399-2220.
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