Feeding Equipment: Find the Modular Feeder Best Suited to Your Bulk Material Handling Needs
It takes a wide range of feeding solutions to handle the many different material handling challenges found in the process industries
Feeders are often classified by the metering device employed to discharge material into the process. Each feeding device is engineered to handle specific types of materials and the challenges they present. Most of these material delivery methods may be configured for use in volumetric or gravimetric modes.
Screw Feeders come in a great variety of sizes and are widely employed in both volumetric and loss-in-weight feeding applications. Single Screw Feeders handle free-flowing materials such as pellets and powders. Twin Screw Feeders handle more difficult materials such as pigments, sticky, bridging or flooding powders, fiber and fiberglass.
Vibratory Feeders offer gentle feeding of free flowing flakes, powders and other friable products.
Bulk Solids Pump (BSP) Feeders are designed for gentle and precise feeding of free flowing pellets, granules, flakes, powders and other friable products.
Weigh Belt Feeders are perfect for gentle high rate feeding or metering of free flowing or friable products or where low headroom is an issue.
Loss-in-Weight Belt Feeders provide the same gentle handling of fragile materials as a Weigh Belt Feeder but with the precision of loss-in-weight control.
Liquid Loss-in-Weight Feeders employ SFT II weighing technology for more accurate gravimetric feeding of liquids.
Smart Flow Meters are ideal for gentle high rate feeding or metering of free flowing or friable products.
Feeders Designed for Specific Application Needs
K-Tron has developed a number of feeder lines to address specific feeder application requirements:
- Volumetric and Gravimetric Blenders for the plastics compounding and extrusion processes
- Micro-ingredient and Compact Feeders for high accuracy at low feed rates
- Quick Change Feeders for quick cleaning and increased production flexibility to interchange single and twin screw feed modules
- Pharmaceutical Feeders offer sanitary construction with two levels of surface finish and quick disassembly for easy cleaning