This automated plant-wide weigh batching system simultaneously weighs up to seven major ingredients received in bulk bags and unlimited minor ingredients received in 50-lb sacks, pails, or boxes, and conveys weighed batches to a downstream blender. Flexicon components include: five loss-of-weight Bulk-Out bulk bag dischargers with large surge hoppers and rotary airlock valves; two loss-of-weight Bulk-Out bulk bag dischargers with small surge hoppers and flexible screw conveyors; two loss-of-weight bag dump stations with flexible screw conveyors; a check-weighing hopper; a Twin-Centerpost bulk bag filler; a Pneumati-con dilute-phase pneumatic conveying system including blower, filter receiver, and conveying lines; and a programmable controls package. Weighed ingredients are conveyed pneumatically to a filter receiver that discharges the batch into a mezzanine-level, high-capacity blender mounted on load cells, providing confirmation of final batch weight. Blended batches are gravity discharged into a paper sack-filling machine or a bulk bag filler.
Flexicon Corp., Bethlehem, PA 888-353-9426 www.flexicon.com
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