Global Processing

Blender Accurately Meters Ingredients

August 16, 2010
The 2-6 component blender can process material at a rate of 10-500 lbs/hr. The Allen-Bradley PLC-based blender controller comes standard. The controls simplify operations by providing a menu-driven interface screen for complete control and monitoring of any batch blending operation. A user-friendly controller stores up to 20 recipes that also provide unmatched metering accuracy for up to six ingredients, especially below 2-percent. Three modes of recipe entry are available to suit any and all blending needs. The “Quick Set” mode meters colors and additives as a percentage of the virgin material for injection molding applications; The “Percentage” mode meters all ingredients as a percentage of the overall batch, most common for extrusion and blow molding applications; A “Parts” mode allows for ratio recipe entry.