A polymer services 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. By Schenck Process
In this installation, materials are received in 50-pound bags and semi-bulk bags and are security screened for foreign objects while being conveyed to a weigh hopper, where they are automatically hatched in predetermined weights and discharged into process drums.
Whether it is direct loading of blenders, mixers and other vacuum tolerant vessels, gentle handling of empty or
filled capsules, the dust-free transfer of ingredients to table presses, or clean up of materials, pneumatic
conveying systems and vacuum technology have become an indispensible tool in streamlining pharmaceutical
and nutraceutical production lines. By VAC-U-MAX
When automating a dry bulk ingredient addition into a manual process, it can be difficult to know where to begin. But, before looking at equipment, there are several key factors that need to be considered.
Vacuum drying is ideal for processing heat-sensitive materials without risk of thermal degradation. It also allows manufacturers to recover costly solvents or safely dispose of any harmful volatiles removed from the closed system.