Food Engineering

Weigh-batching system

August 1, 2011




Flexicon’s automated plantwide, weigh-batching system simultaneously weighs up to seven major ingredients received in bulk bags and unlimited minor ingredients received in 50-lb. (23kg) sacks, pails or boxes, and conveys weighed batches to a downstream blender that feeds a bulk bag filler and a paper sack filling machine. System components  include: five loss-of-weight Bulk-Out bulk bag dischargers with large surge hoppers and rotary airlock valves; two loss-of-weight Bulk-Out bulk bag dischargers with small surge hoppers and flexible screw conveyors; two loss-of-weight bag dump stations with flexible screw conveyors; a checkweighing hopper; a Twin-Centerpost bulk bag filler; a Pneumati-con dilute-phase pneumatic conveying system including blower, filter receiver and conveying lines; and a programmable controls package.

Flexicon Corp.; 888-353-9426; www.flexicon.com