Highly accurate, continuous loss-in-weight powder blender
June 22, 2009
The blender offers unsurpassed blend accuracy and blend homogeneity in a wide range of configurations to meet the needs of any application, by incorporating the PF Series, stainless steel powder feeders. It allows gravimetric blending of non-free-flowing powder materials with free-flowing powder and pellet materials at unprecedented metering and mixing accuracy. Other PCC blenders have been able to incorporate one or two powder feeders, but this is the first to be designed for all powder feeders in a four or six element configuration. The Continuous Powder Blender is also available in food grade stainless steel. The powder feeders allow individual rates as low as 0.2 PPH and as high as 3,000 PPH. Metering augers are available in full pitch or 1/2 pitch configurations with helix diameters from ¼-inch to 2-1/4-inches. Incorporated into the electro-polished stainless steel design is a patented round-to-trough feeding area, which provides more consistent mass flow for better metering accuracy. The feeder is designed with a steep wall, removable hopper that features a dust-tight band clamp for easy mounting of hopper extensions and quick disassembly for clean out. The bottom trough design is optimized to provide maximum material exposure to the auger.