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Material Flow Aid

February 9, 2009
The ActiFlow smart bulk solids activator prevents bridging and rat-holing of cohesive bulk materials in stainless steel hoppers. It is a non-product contact device, consisting of a patent-pending vibratory drive and intelligent control unit. In applications involving difficult flowing materials, it eliminates the need for mechanical agitators with secondary motors and gearboxes, as well as the need for flexible side-wall agitation devices or aeration pads. The patent-pending self-tuning algorithm implemented in the K-Tron Control Module (KCM) monitors the system, continuously adjusting the frequency and amplitude of the ActiFlow to maintain flow within the hopper. In this manner, bridges and rat-holes are prevented before they can form.
K-Tron America, Pitman, NJ 856-256-3265 www.ktronprocessgroup.com