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A new weigh station for batching ingredients

| By Mary Page Bailey and Gerald Ondrey

This company’s new batch-weighing system (photo) is designed for accurate batching direct to blenders or mixers. The station features a P100 batch-weigh receiver combined with a KT20 loss-in-weight twin-screw feeder, mounted on a collection hopper. The batch-weigh receiver combines a vacuum receiver with a reliable weighing system for batching of major ingredients. The resulting combination allows ingredients to be conveyed and weighed so that accurate batching of ingredients can take place on either a cumulative or sequential basis. The KT20 loss-in-weight twin-screw feeder can accurately add smaller amounts of high-value minor ingredients to the batch. Batch-weigh receivers are available in sizes from 30 to 1,000 L. — Coperion K-Tron, Salina, Kan.