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Automatically feed multiple ingredients to one location

| By Gerald Ondrey

Batch-weigh systems from this company can be configured to automatically transfer, weigh and dispense multiple materials fed from multiple locations to a common discharge location (photo). Integrating proprietary weighing technology, a programmable logic controller (PLC) and load cells with the company’s flexible screw conveyor, the system is suitable for loading multiple powders, granules, flakes, pellets and other bulk materials into mixers, blenders, hoppers, tanks and containers, each in precise, preset amounts. The batch-weigh system achieves a 99% or better batch-weighing accuracy to ensure the mixture, blend and end product meet the targeted specifications. — Automated Flexible Conveyor, Inc., Clifton, N.J.