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One controller manages multiple feeders

| By Mary Page Bailey and Gerald Ondrey

The GUC-F Universal Feeder Controller (photo) allows additional feeding capacity to be installed to meet increased or changing production demands without purchasing additional, individual controllers for each feeder. Devised to future-proof against sudden demand spikes and provide flexibility to accommodate frequent recipe changes, the controller instrumentation automates control over weighing, dosing and feeding from up to four feeders on up to four different processing lines from a single HMI screen. Accurate weighing and precise powder feeding are assured in a streamlined production operating with reduced equipment, labor and maintenance costs. Developed for food, chemical, pharmaceutical and other powder and bulk-material feeding processes, the GUC-F is delivered preconfigured based on the type of feeder or feeders, required modes of operation, and use of frequency converters for easy installation and fast setup. — Gericke USA, Somerset, N.J.