Food Engineering

Volumetric-fed mixing system

April 1, 2011




National Bulk Equipment’s fully automated, self-contained, bulk material mixing system blends a combination of five, highly caustic, free-flowing powdered additives with a sluggish flowing, high-dusting base ingredient. The base ingredient is automatically introduced into the system from a single, 64-cu. ft. surge hopper that feeds either of two horizontal screw conveyors, depending on the blend recipe and the material requirements of downstream packaging operations. The caustic, free-flowing additives are input to the system using five NBE Lift-and-Seal drum dumper units.

National Bulk Equipment, Inc; 616-399-2220; www.nbe-inc.com