Processing Magazine

Bulk Material Handling System

August 15, 2011
This integrated, bulk material handling system feeds, meters and blends very free-flowing dry bulk material and liquid minor ingredients at a 12,000 lb./hr. blended-material process rate. The dual, NBE bulk bag unloaders, constructed of 4” x 4” x 5/16” structural framework, each have a 4,000 lb. frame capacity and meet or exceed ANSI and ASME specifications. NBE bulk bag conditioning systems, built into the framework of each NBE bulk bag unloader, reduce total bag cycle process times by 25 percent compared to free-standing bag conditioning designs. The liquid supply tank, built of 304-2b stainless steel, discharges the minor ingredient into the blending hopper based the specific recipe and control instruction from the system HMI.