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Application Examples: Feeding, Pneumatic and Vacuum Conveying Equipment by Industry Application

K-Tron and Premier offer a wide variety of one-sourced solutions for various process industries. The following links offer more application-specific detail and PDF download.


Plastics Processing Applications

Application Example: Feeder Accuracy - A Critical Element in PE Resin Pelletizing and Compounding Processes
Polyolefins / Bulk Polymer Compounding: Production of PE pellets LDPE, LLDPE, HDPE.

Application Example: Compounding and Extrusion of Wood-Plastic Composites
Wood-plastic composites may be one of the most dynamic sectors of today's plastic industry. Although the technology is not new, there is growing interest in the new design possibilities this mariage of materials offers.

Application Example: High Performance Compounding
The production of plastics consists of many important process steps, which are needed to generate a homogeneous application-specific plastic compound from a number of different raw materials.

Application Example: How Feeders are used in the Production of Long Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics
Long Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics are the buzz of the auto industry in Europe and the US and are one of the most important trends in the plastics industry today.

Application Example: Continuous Blending and Integrated Pneumetic Conveying Refill in Biaxially-Oriented Film Production for the Packaging Industry
Growth in commodity and specialty biaxially-oriented films for the packaging industry has been steadily growing, with applications requiring simultaneous feeding of a large variety of additives directly into the extruder.

Application Example: Continuous Hot Melt Production
Adhesives are characterized by the fact that they adhere simply through pressing together the parts of the joint which requires bonding. They demonstrate a lasting and permanent adhesive effect at room temperature.

Application Example: Production of Colored Textile Fibers and Carpet
Typically the production of man-made colored textile and carpet fibers involves the feeding of two or more components into a single screw extruder, where they are mixed and extruded as a filament.


Pharmaceutical / Nutraceutical Process Equipment Overview

Application Example: Twin Screw Feeders in Pharmaceutical Tablet Press Lubrication Applications
Continuous Lubricant Feeding (Powdering of Tablet Press Tools) .

Application Example: Vacuum Conveying for Tabletting Operations
Vacuum transfer can be used for the loading of blenders, sifters, mills, capsule fillers, tablet presses, and conveying of the finished tablets or capsules.

Application Example: In-Line Dilute Phase Vacuum Conveying for Conical Screen Mills
Conical Screen Mills (also referred to as Cone Mills) are gentle size reduction mills which are often used to precondition the material prior to its entry into a process, either by delumping or coarse size reduction. These mills utilize a rotating propeller/stationary screen combination to gently compress material against the screen wall and size the material accordingly.

Application Example: Automated Pharmaceutical Dispensary Applications
Automated dispensing systems are utilized throughout the pharmaceutical industry for the loading of excipients, active pharmaceutical ingredients (API's), and lubricants into Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBC's) and other large vessel devices.

Application Example: Milling and Micronization of Pharmaceutical Powders
Size reduction mills are used widely throughout the pharmaceutical industry for the reduction of active ingredients (API's), as well as bulk pharmaceuticals (BPI's) and excipients such as lactose, HPMC (hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose) and others.


Food/Pet Food Processing Equipment Overview: Sanitary Feeders, Pneumatic Conveying, and Automated Systems

Application Example: Gain-in-Weight Batching of Soft Drink Concentrate
Most soft drink concentrates are generally comprised of a number of powdered raw materials, which are mixed and packaged according to various recipes.

Application Example: Breakfast Cereal Mixing and Extrusion with K-Tron Smart Weigh Belt Feeders
Mixing of breakfast cereal with dried fruits (e.g. raisins, apple pieces, nuts, banana slices) using traditional or modern methods.

Application Example: Ice Cream Ingredient Feeding Using High Accuracy Sanitary Feeders
The ice cream manufacturing industry is highly susceptible to fluctuating costs in value-added ingredient addition, as well as product quality affected by the percentage of these ingredients in the mix.

Application Example: Pet Food Processing Incorporating Screw Feeders, Weigh Belt Feeders, and Liquid Loss-in-Weight Feeders
K-Tron feeders are used for a variety of applications within the pet food manufacturing process. Screw feeders (both volumetric and loss-in-weight), liquid loss-in-weight, and weigh belt feeders are used for metering and high accuracy feeding of ingredients into a mixer (batch or continuous), an extruder, and before the packaging line.

Application Example: Metering Ingredients for Snack Mixes Prior to Packaging Line
Multi-component snack mixes are becoming popular quick snack options. K-Tron has supplied a variety of weigh belt feeder / system combinations for the metering of these components into the mix prior to the packaging line.

Application Example: Batch Weigh Vacuum Receivers in Multiple-Ingredient Food Production
Whether produced by batch or continuous processes, many food products require the precise combination of several major and minor ingredients.


Chemical Processing Equipment Overview: Feeders, Pneumatic Conveyors, and Automated Systems

Application Example: Laundry Detergent Production
The laundry detergent industry recognizes its responsibility to introduce new, cleaner technologies and products and to encourage consumer behavior that will result in an improved environment. This is the motivation for much of the industrys new developments.

Application Example: Feeding Super Absorbent Polymer (SAP) in a Continuous Process
Super Absorbent Polymer (SAP) consists of small gel-like beads that have all the water removed. When water is reintroduced, the crystals absorb the water and grow into a gel. SAP is an essential component in baby diapers, feminine hygiene products as well as incontinence products.


Nonwovens/Hygiene

Application Example: Feeding Super Absorbent Polymer (SAP) in a Continuous Process
Super Absorbent Polymer (SAP) consists of small gel-like beads that have all the water removed. When water is reintroduced, the crystals absorb the water and grow into a gel. SAP is an essential component in baby diapers, feminine hygiene products as well as incontinence products.



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