Accurate control of high value ingredients

Paul Boughton

Coperion K-Tron offers a new Micro-Feeder for feedrate capacity from 0.02 dm3/hr to 27dm3/hr.

The Micro-Feeder has been designed to include interchangeable 12mm and 16 mm twin and single screw feeding modules. The interchangeable twin to single screw feed modules provide versatility to handle a broad range of powders or granular materials over a wide rage of feed-rates.

The new design includes extended screw profiles and a smaller overall mounting footprint which allows for closer discharge dimensions in multi-ingredient cluster arrangements. The unit is easy to take apart, clean and maintain. It includes a totally enclosed IP65 weight sensor and drive motor with improved higher torque for handling difficult materials.

The Micro-Feeder is suitable for applications feeding high value/high cost additives in any plastics, food, pharmaceutical or chemical process that require second to second performance with a high degree of accuracy.

Typical applications include feeding jet mills, continuous extrusion processes, micro ingredient batching or any application where expensive ingredients require accurate feeding or batching at very low feed-rates.
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