Food Engineering

Smart bulk solids activator

April 1, 2011




K-Tron’s ActiFlow smart bulk solids activator reliably prevents bridging and rat-holing of cohesive bulk materials in stainless steel hoppers, eliminating the need for mechanical agitators with secondary motors and gearboxes, flexible side-wall agitation devices or aeration pads. The non-product-contact device, consisting of a vibratory drive and intelligent control unit, provides a self-tuning algorithm implemented in the K-Tron Control Module (KCM), which monitors the system, continuously adjusting the frequency and amplitude of the system to maintain flow within the hopper.

K-Tron; 856-589-0500; www.ktron.com