The automated unit can be integrated with new or existing processes and conveyor systems, or supplied with the company's own flexible screw conveyors to transport materials from any upstream source to any downstream destination.
A system controller starts and stops each conveyor (and/or opens/closes each flow control valve in the case of gravity-discharging from overhead vessels) to weigh batch each ingredient in sequence,
Once all ingredients have been weigh batched, the controller opens a gate valve to discharge the batch into a blender, then closes the valve, facilitating concurrent weighing of a subsequent batch and blending of the discharged batch. At the completion of each cycle, the blender discharge valve is opened to fill a surge hopper, then closed to accept another weighed batch for blending.
The controller is offered with a touch screen that displays images of system components in operation, indicating
The optional conveyors offered by Flexicon reportedly elevate and feed a full range of free- and non-free-flowing materials-from products that pack, cake, bridge or smear to those that fluidize or separate-with the consistency and capacity needed for rapid batching cycles, as well as the steady dribble-feed rates required for accurate weighments.
The weigh batching and blending system is offered in carbon steel with durable industrial finish, or stainless steel with industrial or sanitary finish, including designed and constructed for 3-A compliance.