Case Study

Loss-In-Weight Feeders Produce Only Gains

Source: Schenck Process LLC

A company installs several load-cell-based loss-in-weight feeders to automate its ingredient-feeding process and eliminate problems caused by manually handling and feeding the ingredients.

PolyOne Corp., headquartered in Avon Lake, Ohio, is a worldwide polymer services company that produces and supplies polymers, elastomers, colorants, and additives for various products. The company’s plastic compounds and colors group operates a facility in Vonore, Tenn., that produces color concentrates used by other industries to color plastic products. The company recently upgraded the Vonore plant’s processing lines and automated the ingredient-feeding process to eliminate problems caused by operators having to manually handle and feed the various ingredients.