Processing Magazine

Powder-packer provides convenient direct packing

December 1, 2008

The system allows powders to be packed into bags, sacks or drums directly from IBCs (Intermediate Bulk Containers), without requiring any secondary packing equipment. The system includes the revolutionary "VariStroke" technology with cone valve discharge, enabling it to handle just about any kind of powder, however free-flowing or cohesive. It also has a sack gripper (or drum support) system, complete with high-speed shut off gate and integral dust extraction. Everything is directly "in-line" and simple to clean. The system is suitable for "Business to Business" applications where efficiency, simplicity, lean and clean are the driving factors, rather than high throughput. Operating speeds and accuracies vary depending on the pack size and material characteristics but typically a 25kg sack will be filled between 30 to 90 seconds at accuracy between 50 and 200 grams. "In-line" sieving or sifting can also be incorporated if required.