This modular “pod” system is a self-contained, batch weighing and metering system that delivers dry powder ingredients directly into a vacuum-conveying line with high accuracy and low cost, according to the company. The new pod system is suitable for the food and pharmaceutical industries, where a product may have a number of different ingredients that traditionally have been dosed by hand. The system can be made of one or any number of pods linked together via a common vacuum conveying line and a central controller. The ingredient is loaded onto each pod from flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBCs) or sacked product. The system is sealed, so airborne dust is eliminated. — Ingredient Batching Systems, London, U.K.
A pod system that eliminates the need for hand dosing
| By Chemical Engineering