Processing Magazine

Feeders for Continuous Extrusion Applications

May 10, 2012

The AccuMeter® Series is designed to blend a wide range of materials in continuous extrusion applications, and offers the most homogenous blend available compared to batch type blenders, feeders or mixers. The feeders, mounted on precision load cells, continuously weigh the output of each component. The material flow is constantly monitored — any changes in properties such as bulk density, pellet size, etc. are compensated for and have no effect on the accuracy of the blended material. This system will improve overall product quality and reduce material usage caused by over-feeding, resulting in reduced product costs, according to the manufacturer.