Food Engineering

Twin screw feeder

February 1, 2011




Schenck AccuRate’s volumetric or gravimetric MECHATRON twin screw feeder features all stainless steel construction with an internal agitator for handling cohesive materials. Interlocking portions of the unit’s helix act as a self-cleaning device and prevent excessive buildups around the helix and discharge areas. Operators can remove the feed hopper and helixes for cleaning, servicing or reconfiguring without removal of the internal agitator from the feeder, saving overall system operation time. Accuracies of ±1/4 percent are achievable when using the supplier’s dual strain gauge load cells in gravimetric configurations.  Feed rates in both volumetric and gravimetric models range from .07 to 50 cu.ft. per hour.

Schenck AccuRate; 800-558-0184; www.accuratefeeders.com