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Solids Processing: Automating Your Weigh Batching System

By David Boger, Flexicon Corp. |

In many plants that batch-blend bulk products, weigh batching is a manual, time-consuming operation in which ingredients are weighed individually before being discharged to a blender or some other process vessel. A significant number of such plants could benefit from the installation of an automated weigh-batching system. For small as well as large operations, an automated weigh-batching system can pay for itself fairly rapidly through increased productivity, increased accuracy for the measurement of ingredients (resulting in better product quality and lower feedstock costs), minimization of product losses and dust, and reductions in the cost of materials now purchasable in larger containers or volumes. One of the strongest cases for an automated weigh-batching system is that it improves product quality by providing a more accurate and consistent mixture. In many plants that use manual methods, a common practice is to work with pre-weighed bags — for example, dumping ten 50-lb (23-kg) bags to add 500 lb (227 kg) of an ingredient. Problems associated with this method are that each bag may not contain exactly 50 lb of material, and that the worker may not empty the bag completely. Inaccuracies are compounded as more bags are used.…
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